Excellence is known to be the single most important factor that separates people from the crowd and sets them apart as successful people. To succeed in life and at work, one must learn to constantly apply the law of differentiation to every aspect of his or her work. The law of differentiation says that a product or service must have a comparative advantage or an area of excellence that is capable of making it stand out from its competitors in order for it to be successful in the market place.
Just as products need a competitive advantage in order to survive and succeed, individuals also have to develop their competitive advantage in order to stand out from the crowd. To develop your competitive advantage, you must resolve to always do your work in an excellent manner such that it gives you an edge over others.
All lasting success comes as a result of doing something extremely well. To become successful in your career and at work, you need to find out what you can do better than almost anyone else in your field of work. Ask yourself, what one or few skills are there that when you develop very well, will cause you to be able to do your work extremely well and differentiate you from others.