For those of us at JMARK, excellence isn’t a word. It’s our way of life.
It might seem like the unifying factor at JMARK would be technology or customer service. Those are obviously vital to our services like outsourced I.T. management and support, cloud computing, and policy compliance management. However, while there are plenty of synergies between all the types of work we do, everything is brought together by JMARK’s quest for excellence.
We don’t offer any services we can’t do well and yet we constantly strive to improve. That passion for what we do and for helping our clients energizes our employees and propels us through work every day.
Still, in spite of our culture that celebrates and lives the word “excellence” sometimes even we need a little motivation to help spur us on to the next level. That’s why we have gathered quotes about excellence from people from a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives.
We refer back to our favorite quotes whenever we feel the need for a little pick-me-up. Reading these quotes also reminds us of our successes and how our continued innovations allow us to reach new heights of excellence.
Here are 33 of our favorite quotations about excellence. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
2. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” ~ Steve Jobs
3. “Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”~ Pat Riley
4. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
6.“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”~ Mario Andretti
7. “Excellence is the unlimited ability to improve the quality of what you have to offer.”~ Rick Pitino
8.“Excellence is not a skill, it’s an attitude.”~ Ralph Marston
9.“Continue to do common things in an uncommon way. Continue to be ‘all in.’ Continue to apply ‘best is the standard.’ Continue to be a person of excellence in everything you do.”~ Dabo Swinney
11. “Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.”~ Janet Jackson
12. “Find something that you’re really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.”~Chris Evert
13. “Excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over again. You can hit a half-court shot once. That’s just the luck of the draw. If you consistently do it…that’s excellence.”~Jay-Z
14. “Whoever I am, or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.”~ John W. Gardner
16. “Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”~ John W. Gardner
17. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”~ Paul J. Meyer
18. “Excellence endures and sustains. It goes beyond motivation into the realms of inspiration.”~ Azim Premji
19. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word―excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.”~ Pearl S. Buck
21. “Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.”~ Warren Bennis
22. “The simple rule to abide by and become excellent is that ‘Don’t see what you have achieved yesterday with the same pleasure eyes you used to see it when it was done by you.’ Look forward and do better than you did earlier!”~ Israelmore Ayivor
23. “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.”~ Aristotle
24. “If you don’t value excellence, you won’t achieve excellence.”~ Glenn C. Stewart
26. “We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life.”~ Steve Jobs
27. “I’m speaking of the pursuit of excellence in all things. All things! Presence of mind and devotion to craft. A great artist has these. A great chef. A great master of tea. There’s powerful kung fu in a well-built house or an eloquent letter, but the limit of your imagination is bones breaking and bullets flying.”~ Scott Lynch
28. “The pursuit of excellence with unrestrained passion can lead to the accomplishment of wonders with unsurpassed joy.”~ Aberjhani
29. “Happiness is the full use of one’s talents along lines of excellence.”~ John F. Kennedy
31. “If someone does a great job or provides excellent service, make sure to recognize and reward them! If someone wrote a book you enjoy, tell them. If you want people to put out their best and to strive for excellence, encourage and support them.”~ Kailin Gow
32. “Be a character of excellence, not excuses”~ Janna Cachola
33. “Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.”~ Ronnie Oldham
Finally, here’s one more quotation that we enjoy. It reminds us to always be alert for times when working harder isn’t the same as working smarter.
Remember that one of the keys to achieving excellence is to focus on what you do best. Your company knows your industry, we know ours. Letting JMARK maintain your I.T. can free up your company’s time and resources to continue to achieve excellence. JMARK’s outsourced help desk ensures your company’s downtime is minimized. Contact us today to find out more about the advantages to hiring the expert team at JMARK. 844-44-JMARK or [email protected].