Prelude to Excellence

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” Benjamin Franklin

I’m standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the darkness of a vast ocean. I’m both giddy and anxious of the impending year’s sunrise.  In moments you and I will be forced to plunge into cold waters of the unknown. Even standing on a cliff, to move toward Excellence, you must step forward. Behind us the final light of this past year will be extinguished.  It’s rays of warmth gone in a whisper.

What you’re about to witness and hopefully contribute is the story of one man’s year-long quest to obtain Excellence in his life.  Do not hope for a hero in this tale as his faults are too many to count, nor vilify him as his heart yearns to contribute good to the world.

The stories you read here each day are all spoken in truth through the lenses of my eyes. However, insignificant details will be changed to hide my identity.  What you will gain from this live drama is the struggle of one soul to discover Excellence in all areas of life.    

This is not Facebook were people post all the good in their life and leave off the pain, struggles and challenges. This is not church where everyone is “blessed” while behind the scenes their life is in disarray. This is real!

I’ll expose the hard truths on topics such as love, health, death, fear, loneliness, God, joy, and sex.  We will run “life” experiments in search of ways to aid our protagonist on his search for Excellence.  There will be shocking revelations and unexpected twists and turns.

You can walk with me on my journey to help shine light on your own quest.  You will see your own struggles and pain as I (our human subject) reveal my daily chapters. You get to play judge and jury on whether I discover Excellence.  Your thoughts and comments are encouraged.  Your ideas and suggestions are valued.

Get ready for the sunrise, it’s going to be one crazy roller coaster ride. 

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