The passion to excel and reach the top is the key to excellence. Once you know your passions, it becomes easy for you to hone them. Acquire skills and abilities in tune with talents. Spot your talents and build your competencies and capabilities in and around them. Continuous feedback is essential for excellence. One must take feedback from others without any false ego. Feedback spots the chinks in the armor. It helps people to know their weaknesses so they can work toward improvement. In fact, continuous improvement paves the way for excellence.