What Is The Difference Between Success And Excellence

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Separating Success from Excellence
So many of us focus on success, and at times we become obsessed. Society leads us to believe that success is the only way to truly be fulfilled in life. Not understanding that pursuing excellence can not only be fulfilling, but also rewarding. Engaging in this assignment has opened my eyes to a deeper understanding of the differences between success and excellence.
In reading the article, “Success vs. Excellence” it was noted that even though success and excellence have similar qualities, they are still very different. The article lists some notable differences between success and excellence. In discussing the differences, the author states, “To succeed is to attain a desired object or desired result. It doesn’t necessarily mean doing one’s best”, and “to excel means to continue to improve or develop. It includes a sense of rightness or goodness.” Another notable difference is success is temporary, but if we strive
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The Lord showed him dreams early on that he would become successful and would reign over his brother and father. He would be so excited about the dreams that he told them to his envious brothers. They hated him for the favoritism their Father showed him, and his dreams (Genesis 37:5-10, NKJV). In their hate they plotted to kill him, but by the grace of God Reuben stepped in, and he was sold into slavery (Genesis 37:28). Despite Joseph hardships, the Lord always positioned him where he found favor with man. The bible states in Genesis 41:39-41: " Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Only as regards the throne will I be greater than you.” And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.” This became Joseph reward for his faithfulness, and keeping a spirit of

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