I took the picture of this albatross during my trip to Antarctica between February and April 2006. Excellence and majestic represented in this great bird, the king of the Southern Ocean. The quote “Excellence is not a skill … It is an attitude” is from Ralph Marston
For me, it means that Excellence comes not from education, money, ability or connections alone. It comes from a commitment to do the very best with whatever you have available. Excellence is very valuable, and it is open to anyone who commits to follow it. Excellence is always in demand, in any field of endeavor, in any economic climate, in any set of circumstances. Excellence comes from thoroughness, from attending to the necessary details while staying clearly focused on the purpose. Excellence comes from a sincere desire to make a positive difference. No matter what the task, if it is followed through with excellence people will take notice. The effort you put into creating excellence will be effort wisely invested. Everyone has the opportunity to produce excellence in their own way, and it is an opportunity that anyone would do well to capitalize on.