#40 Striving for excellence

We always hear about virtues such as confidence, perseverance, kindness, and love.  These virtues are introduced to us as kids, and we strive to become a person who possesses these qualities.  I know firsthand that we are not always able to live up to these standards.  But we should constantly strive to be the person who does.  Compare everything we do to those standards daily, and who we are IS that person essentially.  Our goal should be to conduct ourselves consistently like this, and to strive for excellence.