THE PRICE OF EXCELLENCE

Excellence is a quality that people appreciate because it is rare to find. Everyone who desires to succeed in life must never forget the popular saying “no good thing comes easy”. Achieving excellence is never easy, but then some people have proved that it is possible to strive for excellence. Talk of Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Jack Ma, Usein Bolt, to mention a few. These people did not just rise to the top, they paid the price for excellence.

Below are some of the prices you will need to pay if you want to achieve excellence.

 

1. Self-Discipline

This is the ability to carry on with what you must do whether you like it or not. It is freedom from weakness, fear, and doubt. For instance, a student who wishes to pass his or her exam must be ready to follow it up with the serious burning of midnight candles. Wishing alone cannot make you excel. Studying hard is the price you must pay to attain excellence. When you discipline yourself, you will not need to be disciplined by other people. This is a character of all successful people.

 

2. Consistency

Consistency is the ability to follow through with your plans. Train yourself to be consistent in your goals. Your goals, thoughts, speech, and actions should all work in harmony. Be the kind of student that will continually strive to improve. This means that if you plan to read a book in a week, you must do all you can to ensure that you meet that goal. If you plan to complete an assignment before the due date, you must try to make sure that you do so. This will lead you to say no to some things that are not productive.

 

3. Resilience

Excellence requires strong will, one that never gives up nor surrenders. Someone who clamours for success does not surrender to challenges and failures. They learn from mistakes; in fact, they forget mistakes and remember the lessons learned. Walt Disney’s Cartoon was rejected, his Mickey Mouse, Three Little Pigs, etc. were all rejected but he did not relent. You may desire to be a Medical Doctor but always failing Biology. You should not give up. Push harder by studying more, get a private teacher to put you through, or get other students who you know are doing better at the subject to put you through if you cannot afford a private teacher. You will be surprised at how much better you can do once you learn what you did not know before.

If you are striving for excellence, I encourage you to pay the price and you will not regret it. If you have any issues, you may contact me on alero@b2sl.org, or any other team member at B2SL via email for help.

Wishing you all the best!

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  • Adetunji OluwaYemisi
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    The price of excellence.
    There are prices to pay before attaining excellence.
    Self discipline is a price that must be paid before one can attain excellence, because if one is not self disciplined he
    or she will not be able to strive or be persistent. Mostly in education if one is not self didisciplined would not be able to burn the midnight candle that means he would not let new things
    Another price to pay is resilence. One have to train him or herself and adapt to things one is not used to, so as to attain excellence. When one is not resilence he would find him self procrastinating trying to do it at his convenienced time till the due time comes.
    There is a saying that says *no food for a lazy man* so everybody is expected to work hard.
    Excellence is all about working harder day by day.

  • Alade Mariam Faderera
    Reply

    The price of excellence
    No good thing comes easy in life
    Achieving excellence is not something that comes easy. There are some attribute that someone must inhabit before achieving excellence . These attributes are ;
    Self discipline :For you to achieve excellence you have to always read without anyone forcing you
    Other attributes are consistency, resilience, prayerful etc
    Thank
    Ss1

  • Atunure ejiro
    Reply

    THE PRICE OF EXCELLENCE
    A man who goes to the farm with the right tools on the day of harvest will surely come back home with some harvested produce.
    The produce represents the price after he has planted.
    Students should not have the opinion that a failure means all hope is lost but it might just be the beginning of success. Don’t get me wrong what I mean is that the failure may be an opportunity for you to improve in wat u are doing.
    “At every hardwork, there’s a price behind it.”
    Ejiro Jeffrey
    Ss2

  • Adekola Inioluwa
    Reply

    Excellence means doing your best at whatever you do. Discipline is one of the price of excellence. Discipline is the art of keeping your path,adhering to your plan, exhausting your mind. It is a skill that can be taught, a fact that can be proven by its Latin roots. In particular, ‘ discipline’ derives from the word ‘ disciplina’ meaning training, learning and growing.
    Consistency is also part of the price of excellence. It is the ability to follow through with your plans. We should train our self or steadfast adherence to the principles, course, form. You must train yourself to be consistent in your goals. You must be the kind of student that is continually striving to improve not relenting. Procrastination is not good if you want to excel. You must to procrastinate, you must do the right thing at the right time. If you are giving assignments do it don’t procrastinate the time you will do it. You should also take your book and read after each class.
    Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, toughness or ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from difficult life events. Excellence requires strong will, one that never gives up nor surrender. Someone who want to excel does not surrender to challenges and failures. They should always learn from mistakes, they should forget mistakes and remember the lessons learnt. If you desire to become an accountant but you always fail account. You should not relent, but push harder by studying more.
    If you are striving for excellence, you must always remember the price of excellence and you will never regret it.

  • Kolajo Festus
    Reply

    PRICE OF EXCELLENCE
    Everyone want to relate with a celebrity. Excellence is a choice or may I say that everybody wants to be excellent in all his/her endeavors. We should remember that the success road is rocky.

    CONSISTENCY
    Consistency is one of the most important thing/criterion that can make someone a success. Consistency makes goals achievable. As a student, we should not diversify our goal. Whenever you want to relent, remember consistency. Without consistency, we can’t meet our target. For all achievers they will tell you striving harder made it possible for them to outshine. So, consistency is a must.
    Thanks.

    Kolajo Festus I.
    SSS2

  • Uzoagba Noble
    Reply

    I am speaking on Resilience.

    The spirit of Resilience is very important for one to really excel. It is a ‘never give up’ spirit. It is the drive that pushes people to excellence. There’s a high probability that you will not excel in your first attempt. What do you have to do? Give up? Never. If you do that, then how would you excel? The onus is now on you to continue tirelessly until you fully maximize your potential. Even Albert Einstein said that he tried ninety-nine times and failed, but in his hundredth trial he succeeded. If you really want to achieve true excellence, then I tell you with conviction, you must develop the resilient spirit.

    Uzoagba Noble
    SS3

  • Oyelakin Folarin (FOYE)
    Reply

    No good thing, life, comes easy. There are price that we need to pay for excellence , you cannot say you want to be excellent and not pay the price for Excellence.
    To be excellence you have to be;
    SELF DISCIPLINED, from what I’ve read,I can tell you that you don’t get disciplined from anybody, you don’t get disciplined from your parents, you’re older brothers and sisters, you don’t get disciplined from an external source, you have to get it from you, your background does not make you enjoy you are, you makes you. Being in a disciplined group, disciplined school doesn’t make you disciplined, what makes you disciplined is that you chose to be disciplined.
    CONSISTENCY note you can only have two thing in life reasons and results, people can always point out w why that are not successful, why that are not getting good score but does the reason really matter? No it is the result that matters you judge a student by his or her grades, but what you will do is that you take actions and never stop be consistent no matter what get back up it doesn’t matter how many times you fail but how many times you get back up be a leader not just a leader a leaders leader not just that an excellent leader.
    From Leader Foye
    SS2

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