We live in an age of opportunity; but the opportunities are for the best. So the question now is, “Are you the best at what you do?”
There is no excuse for being second-class when it is possible to be first-class, and when first-class is in demand everywhere. Second-class things are wanted only when first-class can’t be had. Never be satisfied with “fairly good,” “pretty good,” “good enough.” Accept nothing short of your best. Put such a quality into your work that anyone who comes across anything you have ever done will see character in it, individuality in it, your trade-mark of superiority upon it.
If you make yourself the best in anything, no matter what your condition or circumstances, no matter what your race or colour, you will be in demand. If you are the best in your calling, business, or class, no matter how poor your background may be, nothing can keep you from success. Proverbs 22:29 says;
“Do you see a man diligent and skilful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”
Every fault you allow to become a habit, to get control over you, helps to make you second-class, and puts you at a disadvantage in the race for honour, position, wealth, and happiness.
“Whatever work you do, put yourself into it, as those who are serving not merely other people, but the Lord”. – Colossians 3:23
“It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master’s fame.”