Good is the Enemy

Jim Collins’ business bestseller, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t, opens with this statement:

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great.”Good is the Enemy

“We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life. The vast majority of companies never become great, precisely because the vast majority become quite good — and that is their main problem.”

What, in your life, is good enough but deserving of being great?

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. girlychristina
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 17:56:12

    Hi!! I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog so much that I nominated it for The Versatile Blogger Award!!!!!! ❤ You deserve it! Congrats!!!
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  2. girlychristina
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 18:32:05

    LOL! =) You can put this pretty green baby on your blog!! =) Nominate 15 others you follow and write 7 new things about yourself =)

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  3. Randee
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 20:18:03

    Okay, I’ll get on it soon.Thanks again! Glad to have found you in this big, wide wordpress world.

    Reply

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