Excellence literally means “to raise up” or “elevate.” Someone who is excellent at doing something is so because his or her actions stand our high above the rest.
That’s why, when you want to be excellent at something, your actions must “stand out from the rest” -- and not just by being different, or bad, or excessive, but being “better.”
Don’t just be ordinary – be extraordinary.
Don’t just be plain, stand out,
...and at whatever you are passionate about.