"The Obligation to Excel"

September 21, 2011

A minimum level of education will be required by law. But the youth who is alert to life and wants to be more than a part-time hatrack will not be content with the minimum. For consecration to God carries with it the obligation to excel, not in competition with others, but in competition with oneself. God’s work demands trained minds. You have no right to be mediocre if you are capable of something better. Therefore undertake a program of learning.

—Richard S. Taylor, The Disciplined Life, 87

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