Drive for Excellence

A gentleman was once visiting a temple under construction.
In the temple premises, he saw a sculptor making an idol of God.
Suddenly he saw, just a few meters away, another identical idol was lying.
Surprised he asked the sculptor, do you need two statutes of the same idol. No said the sculptor.
We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.
The gentleman examined the statue.
No apparent damage was visible.
Where the damage is asked the gentleman.
There is a scratch on the nose of the idol.
Where are you going to keep the idol after it is done?
The sculptor replied that it will be installed on a pillar 20 feet high.
When the idol will be 20 feet away from the eyes of the beholder, who is going to know that there is scratch on the nose? The gentleman asked.

The sculptor looked at the gentleman, smiled and said, “The God knows it and I know it “.
The desire to excel should be exclusive of the fact whether someone appreciates it or not.
Excellence is a drive from Inside not Outside.

I believe you must have well agreed with it. Is nt it?

I would like to thank my friend Varadharajan R for sharing this through an email.

4 comments so far

  1. Vidya on

    You know the need for excellence is excellent. But we also have to be careful that it does not become an obsession. That is when we let go of all things important!!

    Vidya

  2. raghs on

    @Vidya,

    Long time no C🙂 Hope you are doing fine. Thanks for dropping by.

    //we also have to be careful that it does not become an obsession. That is when we let go of all things important!!//

    That’s true. at times it happens.. I agree with it…

  3. Vidya on

    Hey thank you again for all your comments in my blog! I appreciate them all!

    Vidya

  4. raghs on

    @Vidya,

    //Hey thank you again for all your comments in my blog! I appreciate them all!//

    My Pleasure vidya!!🙂


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