We are spiritual beings (heart/y-axis, see below) having a human experience (mind/x-axis)… We have to be both to achieve excellence.
If you want to achieve excellence and reach the upper right quadrant, you can’t do it without God. You can reach higher with God than without.
I’m not prescribing ‘how’ to achieve excellence here, I’m suggesting an ‘orientation’ in order to achieve excellence.
How are you sincerely orienting yourself daily to achieve excellence? What do you think about, what do you say, what do you do, how do you plan, how do you measure excellence, and what do you refrain from?