The theme of the month for February is excellence. The root word of the excellence is to excel. To excel at something is not just to do it but to do it until you are amazing at that skill. To conquer a skill takes different effort for individuals. I have seen students come in and everything is easy. While other students struggle and struggle to master the same skills. My instructor Sensei Morris Mack has a saying that he has said numerous times over the years. "Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until the good gets better and the better gets best." This month we are saying this nearly every class in class and talking about how this should look in our lives. How are you doing things? Just good? Or the best you can. Excellence only happens when the individual is striving towards the best they can do. It takes effort and intentionality to excel and achieve excellence. Although it takes around 20 hours to learn a new skill it takes around 10,000 hours to master that skill. Do you have something that you want to excel at and become a master?