Peter Drucker believed the priority for self-development is to strive for excellence.
Seth Godin also discussed the concept of being the best in the book “The Dip.”
Drucker identified the most effective way to self-renew is to work hard and look for the unexpected success and run with it.
Godin talked about winners quitting fast and often without getting stuck in a Cul-de-Sac – a total dead end. By quitting correctly, we can face the right dip and work hard to get through it.
Combining both Drucker and Godin’s ideas, it is clear that it is my own responsibility to strive for excellence and to go through the necessary trials and dips to find success. By making myself accountable, I now take a bigger view of myself and what I could potentially become.