Excellence


“Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical and expect more than others think is possible.”
Why do we so desperately pursue this intangible state? How can it be achieved? Be excellent in what and why not strive for perfection instead?
Many of us seek excellence; such a state gives guidelines to one’s behaviour, ethic, attitude, actions and personality. Excellence bear thin lines between being mediocre and the unattainable perfect. While many are quite happy in their comfort zones and look no further for self improvement (e.g.) excessively overweight person, others are expectedly stuck in the quagmire of perfection that drives us in a stress-induced state.
Mediocrity along with Perfection tends to frustrate and damage our rhythmic spirit. The spirit that seeks continuous improvement, one that stretches past or assumed best to new dimensions, one that considers something worthy of ourselves – when done excellent- and not faultless.
Seeking excellence frees the individual to soar on their own accord in areas of expertise. This is a great unique formula to follow; it takes one on a road that goes above and beyond the norm. However accepting when it’s excellent and needs no further -if not unnecessary- improvement. Care more, risk more, dream more, and expect more. How much bad can it do to your lifestyle, moreover the world? Try It!

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~~WORD OF THE DAY~~


Example of an aphorism.
Example of an aphorism. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

gnomic

: gnomic \NOH-mik\ adjective

1 : characterized by aphorism 2 : given to the composition of aphoristic writing

Examples:

Ambrotype Captured at the Museum of Gnomic Studies
Ambrotype Captured at the Museum of Gnomic Studies (Photo credit: garlandcannon)

Some critics have praised the young artist’s gnomic utterances, while others argue that her sayings are simply pretentious rubbish. “The film is grand but complex, canny and sincere.… If Spielberg were more intellectual or more gnomic in discussing his films, he might be regarded not as a mass-market wizard but as a cult director.” — From a film review by Francine Stock in Prospect, January 24, 2013

Did you know?

A gnome is an aphorism—that is, an observation or sentiment reduced to the form of a saying. Gnomes are sometimes couched in metaphorical or figurative language, they are often quite clever, and they are always concise. We borrowed the word “gnome” in the 16th century from the Greeks, who based their “gnōmē” on the verb “gignōskein,” meaning “to know.” (That other “gnome”—the dwarf of folklore—comes from New Latin and is unrelated to today’s word.) We began using “gnomic,” the adjective form of “gnome,” in the early 19th century. It describes a style of writing (or sometimes speech) characterized by pithy phrases, which are often terse to the point of mysteriousness.

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Skill sari weaving in cheyyar.
Skill sari weaving in cheyyar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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skills-26 (Photo credit: Vancouver Island University)

Misc Tip Brighten your world by mastering a new skill. Exposing yourself to new things excites the brain, while accomplishment brings satisfaction.

To make your life shine a little brighter this year, master a new skill. Sign up for tennis lessons, study a foreign language, learn how to cha-cha, or pick up the guitar. Exposing yourself to new things activates the reward system of the brain. This excites the brain and generates new nerve cell connections so that it’s motivated to explore new territory. In other words, learning feeds off itself, making us even more curious. And once you’ve mastered that new skill, you’ll reap an even greater reward with the sense of fulfillment and accomplishment it brings.

~~WORD OF THE DAY~~


Smart phones with Steve Jobs
Smart phones with Steve Jobs (Photo credit: judy_breck)
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bugbear-back (Photo credit: Sveden)

bugbear

bugbear \BUG-bair\ noun

1 : an imaginary goblin or specter used to excite fear 2 a : an object or source of dread b : a continuing source of irritation : problem

Examples:

The biggest bugbear of the skiing business is a winter with no snow.

“Smartphones are getting better all the time, but one area that’s always been a little bit of a bugbear with owners is the quality of the built-in camera. However, inventive third-party manufacturers have been quick to come up with their own solution to this particular snapping quandary.”  From an article by Rob Clymo on MSN.co.uk, September 26, 2012

Did you know?

“Bugbear” sounds like some kind of grotesque hybrid creature from fable or folklore, and that very well may be what the word’s creator was trying to evoke. When the word entered English in the 16th century, it referred to any kind of creature made up to frighten someone most often a child; in 1592, Thomas Nashe wrote of “Meere bugge-beares to scare boyes.” The word combines “bug,” an old word for goblin, with “bear,” which is perhaps what such made-up creatures were described as resembling. The “source of dread or annoyance” sense came not long after. In the late 20th century, the word found new life as the name of a particular kind of creature in the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.