Vince Lombardi said, “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”

Aristotle said, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Abraham Lincoln said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Can we all attain excellence, or is it reserved for the select few?

I believe excellence is already inside of all of us.

But what does excellence mean to you?

I’ll tell you what it means to the Greeks – Dia Phoron.

I love it.


Because literally translated, it means “follow through.”

Finish what you start.

Do what you say you’re going to do.

And be excellent.

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to Ms. Kontos’ wonderful students.

Do you do a little a lot or a lot a little?

Let me explain…

If you do a little a lot, you are doing a small amount often, or frequently.

If you do a lot a little, you are doing a large amount not very often, or infrequently.

Situation #1: You practice tennis one hour a day, six days a week.

Situation #2: You practice tennis six hours a day, one day a week.

Who will perform better?

Situation #1: You study for one hour a day, six days a week.

Situation #2: You study for six hours a day, one day a week.

Who will perform better?

If you cram for an exam, you may get decent results short-term…at best.

But if you do a little bit every day, you will get great results, long-term.

Don’t cram the most important exam you’ll ever take – LIFE.

Do a little bit every day. Get a little better every day.

See, the purpose of this blog is not to give you something to eat…it’s to make you hungry. Hungry to become better and hungry to become great.

Who’s hungry?

Okay, I need to go eat…see you tomorrow.

Thanks for reading.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Tomer Grassiany (

This is it.

This is all you need to know.

If you want to become great, just read this…

“Just make up your mind at the very outset that your work is going to stand for quality…that you are going to stamp a superior quality upon everything that goes out of your hands, that whatever you do shall bear the hall-mark of excellence.”

Write this on an index card and put it on your bathroom mirror. Read it every morning and then go out and create your legacy.

Thanks for reading.


Vince Lombardi said that the quality of someone’s life is directly related to that person’s commitment to excellence and victory.

I agree.

Do you want to be excellent and victorious at tennis, painting or sales? How about relationships?

Skills are important, but your attitude is the key.

Do you have the ability inside you to become great?

Of course you do. You just have to start taking action. Start acting how you want to become and you will start to become the way you act.

You can only become as great as your self image, so start being your own fan – your own inner coach instead of inner critic.

Start today!

Thanks for reading.