The Significance of Excellence

Posted by Al Hathaway Friday, June 26, 2009

As we continue to reflect on the life of Michael Jackson, we must conclude that he was committed to excellence in his professional career. The mystic sage, Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman, once wrote that “Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve centre of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.”


When one looks at the collective legacy of Michael Jackson in film, television, music, performances, and business; you are left with a stellar record of excellence and commitment to his field of work. Never settling for mediocrity, he pushed himself, producers, and team to demonstrate excellence.

We have much to learn from this type of commitment to excellence. We learn that excellence is an international language. We learn that excellence is a commitment to lifelong learning. We learn that excellence fosters a culture of copycats who gain new incites into their own physical, mental and spiritual being.

Thank you MJ for teaching us lessons that will stand the test of time.

2 comments

  1. brandi Says:
  2. his commitment is definitely proven by the artistry he displayed. its just sad that the last few years of his life were soiled by continuous wear and tear on his spirit.

     
  3. DrAlHathaway Says:
  4. Indeed his finish did not match his start, but he was generous to a fault. In Baltimore a young child was killed by a car, MJ hears about the incident and paid the cost for the funeral services even though he did not know the child. He was sympathetic to the family's pain. We need to be sympathetic to his family's pain and lost.

     

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