Excellence or conformity

Whatever it is, be good at it.

Whatever it is, be good at it.

I overheard a radio talk head yesterday discussing “deflate-gate”. If you’re not sure what it is you can Google it for all the fun details.

Anyway, the host was talking about it and he made the following observation:

“Excellence is good. But conformity is better.” Oh really?

What if Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had conformed instead of leading a rebellion? Or how about Steve Jobs? Where would the computing world be if he had stayed inside the box? Mahatma Gandhi ring a bell? Remember Amelia Earhart?

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the square pegs in the round holes. . . They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status-quo.”

In Steve’s own words:


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4 Responses to Excellence or conformity

  1. jeff noel says:

    Excellent. Thanks for sharing the video. Gonna use it. 🙂

    • David says:

      Thanks jeff. I was doing some research for a business training seminar our local town was doing for free and I came across the video while listening to the radio. A lot of information hitting all at one time. I took a moment and dialed the number for the station but it was busy.

  2. Patty Hebert says:

    Excellent post. Rise Above The Grade
    And being from New England… If there was cheating to win, is it truly a win? In your heart of hearts.

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