Success is a reflection of your commitment to excellence.  And this is certainly the kind of year for reflection.

As the young lion looks at his reflection in the river, a rumbling voice from the heavens bellows, “Look inside yourself, Simba. You are more than you have become.” It is the voice of Mufasa talking to his son in The Lion King. Remember that?

Just as water reflects your image as you gaze into it, when you look inside yourself, you see who you really are – personal reflection is an internal mirror.

Your knowledge and success with others is directly related to your self-knowledge. Excellence is built from the inside out, so success on the outside reflects excellence on the inside.

Take time to reflect on who you are, what you can be and where you are going.

Enjoy the awesome photography and inspiring quotations like these from the Reflection chapter of The Nature of Excellence gift book:

  • “Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know myself, to know it completely.” – Kahlil Gibran
  • “Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.” – Anonymous
  • “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” – William Faulkner
  •  “Two things fill the heart with renewed and increasing awe and reverence the more often and the more steadily that they are meditated on: the starry skies above me and the moral law inside me.” – Immanuel Kant

Forget about keeping up with the Joneses, and take a look inside. You are the only standard of excellence you need.

Share this gift of excellence.