Good Is the Enemy of Great

good-to-great-cover-jim-collinsAuthor and teacher Jim Collins shared a profound observation in the opening sentences of his best-seller, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap . . . and Others Don’t:

Good is the enemy of great.

And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great.

We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.

Collins nailed it. Too many of us become satisfied with being satisfied and abandon the quest for greatness.

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
Thomas J. Watson
F
ormer president of IBM

Sure, you may me doing the best you can do today but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it even better tomorrow. Never stop exploring. Never stop learning. Never stop challenging yourself to be the best that you can possibly be.

People mistake their limitations for high standards.
Jean Toomer

Saying yes to your destiny is akin to standing in front of God and solemnly pledging to do your best to be your best, to squeeze the most out of every day.

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It’s easy to say no, even if it means dying.
Jean Anouilh






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4 Responses to “Good Is the Enemy of Great”

  1. Sibyl Says:

    Really liked this one. Great post. I think you are so on point because it is true that we sometime get too complacent with the status quo when it is just good. We have to always keep pushing and striving for improvement and more success. Why ever settle for good…

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I’m glad you said it was a great post instead of a good post, Sibyl! That said, I’ll keep on trying to improve it when I can!

  3. mzzlee Says:

    GREAT stuff! i am good in some areas, GREAT in others…ok! happy to take a look at this. i thank you!

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    You’re welcome, mzzlee!

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