Axiomatic to the Feynman diagram of first principles is the foolings of fools that we are all susceptible to. Acting in a virtuous way and recognizing the pitfalls of a fool's errand is the mark of a Scientist in the making.
Excellence is something that can't be seen by any other person, or without anyone else. It is something that must be found in the psyche, in the heart. You can just discover this excellence by experience.