Highly competent people have some things in common:
1. They are Committed to Excellence
John Johnson in Christian Excellence writes, “Success bases our worth on a comparison with others. Excellence gauges our value by measuring us against our own potential. Excellence is available to all living beings but is accepted by the… few.”
2. They Never Settle for Average
To be mediocre is to do a job halfway, to leave yourself far short of the summit.
3. They Pay Attention to Detail
Dale Carnegie said, “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.”
4. They Perform with Consistency
Highly competent people perform with great consistency. They give their best all the time, and that’s important.
From "The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player" by John C. Maxwell