Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.

I saw this on a plaque.  Follow this unique strategy as a road map to continue to stretch yourself to new levels, to soar far beyond the mediocre, and to continue striving for excellence in those areas of your skills and expertise.  Go above and beyond the norm at every opportunity.  Care more, risk more, dream more, and expect more.  Excel beyond expectations ... theirs and your own.