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?