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CREATING EXCELLENCE

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WHAT IS SOMETHING EXCELLENT TO YOU?

DEFINITION: Excellence is having an outstanding feature or quality

FACT: Excellence honors God and inspires people

EXCELLENCE

FACT: If your standard is excellence then there’s no limit to your potential

FACT: The biggest threat to excellence is mediocrity

FACT: If we are satisfied with average, we will never experience excellence

Colossians 3:23–24 NIV
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
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STEPS TO BECOMING AN EXCELLENT LEADER

1. Be Ambitious

MEANING: Excellent leaders are big in ambition but small in ego

Romans 15:20 NLT
My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else.
Mark 7:37 NLT
They were completely amazed and said again and again, “Everything he does is wonderful. He even makes the deaf to hear and gives speech to those who cannot speak.”
Mark 7:37 NLT
They were completely amazed and said again and again, “Everything he does is wonderful. He even makes the deaf to hear and gives speech to those who cannot speak.”

2. Stay Disciplined

MEANING: It’s the small things nobody sees that leads to the big things everybody wants

Daniel 6:3 ESV
Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.

Daniel 6:3 ESV
Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.
Daniel 6:3 NLT
Daniel soon proved himself more capable than all the other administrators and high officers. Because of Daniel’s great ability, the king made plans to place him over the entire empire.

3. Observe Others

MEANING: A culture of excellence is contagious

Acts 4:13 NLT
The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.

4. Set Goals

MEANING: Excellent leaders do regularly what average leaders do occasionally

1 Chronicles 22:5 NIV
David said, “My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendor in the sight of all the nations. Therefore I will make preparations for it.” So David made extensive preparations before his death.

5. Take Risks

MEANING: To reach people nobody is reaching, you have to do things nobody is doing

Romans 15:20 NLT
My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else.

APPLICATION

QUOTE: Excellence is not just what you do, it’s also who you are

MOTTO: Make it better

CHALLENGE: Name 1 thing that you can make better in the following areas: devotion, character, team

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