Those things that are excellent
There is good, great and then there is excellent. The excellence zone is the highest achievement. A level that commands respect, that demonstrates hard work, dedication and perseverance. A level that has people stop in admiration and acknowledgement. So, who wouldn't want to be excellent? Well, a lot of people would politely decline, because being excellent comes with responsibilities.
Being excellent also means being a role model, being someone others look up to and attain to become. Excellence means working a little harder, staying a little longer and pushing a bit further than the rest. It means giving up the comfort-zone for a higher purpose. "Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity," Titus 2:7 ESV Keeping up a level of excellence also comes with the burden and pressure to not only consistently remain on that level but to continually increase.
"Sounds stressful", you might think but aiming for excellence comes with excellent results and that is a blessing. For example, if you would take up another quest in the field you're already excellent in, you'd already have a head-start that many could only dream of. That means you'd never start from zero. Isn't that amazing? How difficult is it to start something from scratch opposed to continuing to build on an already solid foundation? "And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ," Philippians 1:9-10 NKJV
Therefore, hold tight to your excellence and keep on striving in that direction. The benefits of an excellent spirit and mind outweigh the effort.