Think of excellence as a horizon instead of a destination. As we take steps toward excellence, its a mirage shimmering far in the distance. As we travel towards it,we encounter obstacles, fears, disappointments, and frustrations that we must overcome. When we do, we have moments of discovery, joy and accomplishment. Each time we reach a goal, excellence is just beyond the next. But progress is seen from looking at the initial first steps to where we are now. We're that much closer and heading in the right direction. The achievements are in the gained experiences, skills and wisdom, and not in winning the elusive title of excellence. So the question shouldn't be, can we achieve excellence; it should be, are we pursuing that lifestyle?