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Have a Passion

for Excellence!
Performance Par Excellence

Shepherd Magombedze
Excellence - Definition
 Valour:
a force of, a virtue
of or a high value
of strength to
exceptionally well.
 Super Ability,
 Champion
 Super performance
 Outstanding
performance of
High Quality!
 Extremely Good
Excellence – Overall Definition
 Quality execution with precision, of
the Vision
You need to have a Vision …
and Run with it!

“Write the vision & make it 
plain upon tables, that he 
may run that readeth it” 
– Habakuk 2:2
If you want Excellence
 You need to be organised!
 (Super-Organised) Really!
 You need to:
 Be committed to your Vision
 Be dedicated to your Team
 Be disciplined
 Be consistence in your performance
 Have a passion (Jeh 20:9)
 Be competent
 Good at your time management
If you want Excellence settle for
the Best
 Action separates winners from losers
(John C. Maxwell)
 Never be satisfied with good enough!
 Do not settle for anything else but the
 Not second best, but the best!
 The world does not have a record for
second performing individuals, but the
 Change your belief systems.
 Think winning thoughts
 Persistently take winning action
To Achieve Excellence Think About:
 Where am I going as an
 What can I do to Excel.
 Where are we going with
our Team?
 What is needed to get
 What are the priorities?
 Who does what and
 How do we know when
we have achieved our
Quality execution of the Strategic Plan
results in attaining Excellence
1. Mission Results
Why we exist

2. Values Quality 
What’s important to Execution 
us. with 
3. Vision
What we want to be.

 Plans
“Where there is no vision, 
The legs of the body
the people perish” – Prov 29:18
Excellence is achieved only by
Solution Oriented people.
• Become solution-oriented with every difficulty
you face and not problem oriented. Make a habit
of looking for the answers to your questions, the
solutions to your problems.
• Seek for the valuable lesson in every adversity.
Make a list of every idea or insight you can gain
from every setback or difficulty.
• Think on paper. Take some time to write out
every detail of the problem, and then take the
most logical next step to solve it.
A Key Ingredient to
Excellence is Energy
 Have energy. Concentrate it, guide it, focus it on
important things instead of frittering it away on
 Develop a success plan today. Be positive about
it. Be excited about it!
 Learn from those who are already a success in
your field. This can save you years of hard work.
 Decide what is the most important thing to do,
and then decide how to do it.
Excellence is achieved by Action
 Be an action man/woman.
 Here is something you can do immediately
with those great ideas you have!
 Put them into action.
 Always have a number of projects planned,
to which you look forward to.
 Anyone of them could change the course of
your life overnight.
Excellence is achieved by focusing
on the one thing that is important
 Review your list of tasks, activities and projects
regularly. Continually ask yourself, "Which one
project or activity, if I did it in an excellent and
timely fashion, would have the greatest positive
impact on my life?"
 Whatever it is that can help you the most, set it as
a goal, make a plan to achieve it and go to work
on your plan immediately.
 Goethe says, "Just begin and the mind grows
heated; continue, and the task will be completed!"
Never, Never Give up!
 "The person who gets the farthest is generally the
one who is willing to do and dare. Make a plan and
then launch your plan.
 Get started. Do something. Begin where you are
with what you have but get going!
 Resolve that, no matter what happens, you will
never, never give up until you are successful.
 Before you accomplish anything worthwhile, you
will have to pass the persistence test. And the test
will come far sooner than you imagine.
Change Yourself First!
 Start by changing yourself, then you can change
 Decide exactly what you want, write it down with
a deadline, make a plan and take action - on at
least one goal - today!
 Determine the price you will have to pay to
achieve this goal, then get busy paying that price
- whatever it is.
Learn to Follow
 "You will never be a leader unless you first learn
to follow and be led." –Tiorio
 Decide exactly what it is that you stand for, and
what you will not stand for.
 Be definite about who you are and refuse to
 Resolve in advance to discipline yourself to do
what you say you will do, when you say you will
do it, whether you feel like it or not. Force
yourself to persist until you succeed.
Be daring, think outside the Box!
 "Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except
by those who dared believe that something inside
of them was superior to circumstance." -Bruce
 Select the most valuable and important task you
have to do right now, and start on it immediately.
 Resolve to work until you achieve your goal, once
you get started. Aim for 100% productivity.
 This will change your life.
Excellence begins in the Mind
 "A man's doubts and fears are his worst
enemies." Be ruthless. Get rid of them
 Set a goal for yourself to think and talk only
about the things that you want for the next 24
 This will be one of the hardest things you ever
 But if you can keep your mind on what you want
and off of what you don't want for 24 hours, you
Biblical Examples of Excellers
 God – Just look at how He created you.
 How He created the Universe, the Earth and the
World. He is Excellent.
 Gen 1.

 Jesus –
 His Name is Excellent; Just look at how it
chases demons; heals the sick;
 His Blood protects unfailingly, it never loses
 He saves. His love is excellent.

 The Holy Spirit – The Spirit of Excellence
 Dan 6:3
 The Spirit of God works supernaturally; And the
Spirit of The Lord came upon him…
 The Spirit of God works above natural.
Biblical Examples of Excellers
 David practiced with the sling until he was an
 David’s Mighty Man of Valor!
 The Benjamites could sling stones and not miss
(Jug 20:16).

 Prov 31. Woman of Excellence
 Bezaleel was an expert architect.
 Noah built the Ark according to God’s plan.
 Daniel had the spirit of excellence.
Never, Never Look Back Again!
No man, 
having put 
his hand to 
the plough, 
and looking 
back, is fit 
for the 
kingdom of 
– Luke 9:62
Have a Burning Passion
for Excellence!