"I try to live my life 8-10. Let me explain.
1-5 is mediocrity. Even the Bible says 'be hot or be cold, but if you are lukewarm I will spat you out.' Translation: even God doesn't like mediocrity. Never be mediocre.
5-7 is entertainment. Ladies, that's the guy you date but you don't marry.
But 8-10 is excellence. Not black excellence, or brown or white or Asian or Indian excellence. Just excellence. This I where I try to live. You should try it too. This is where passion, purpose and life's higher meaning -- the 'order of things' -- is found."
John Hope Bryant.