The quest from being more than just good
How many of us were taught in school that as long as you maintained a GPA above 3.0 you’d fair well in life? That we could do the bare minimum and get by with a GPA high enough to get into the college of our choice. Seemed like a good idea at the time right?
Well now in the real world, many of us have been conditioned that doing “just enough” is good enough to live a decent life. That working 40-50 hours per week, repeating the same tasks week in and week out, and doing the same routines is enough to be called a good life. But why? Isn’t there more to life than just going through the motions?
The answer is a resounding YES! Wake up people! The mind and body have way more potential than you can ever imagine. What stops us from chasing and achieving our dreams is our mindset. We look around and compare our lives to everyone else, who also happen to be living out the same routines. How are you going to change your life if you compare yours to someone who’s doing exactly the same as you? If you want to make it to excellent, you must change your peer group and start hanging out with people who are doing better than you. In fact I’d say way better than you. When you start surrounding yourself with those people, you’ll want to be them and before you know it you will. You are a reflection of who you surround yourself with, so choose your friends and your peer group wisely.
It’s time to step far beyond your comfort zone, take a deep breath, and start searching for excellence. Not just in work but in EVERYTHING you do. Do you remember the last time you ran a mile and you hit that .75 mile mark and start coasting to the finish line because it was comfortable? It’s time to get uncomfortable. You have so much gas left in the tank you just need to tap into it. Your mind is your enemy. It will get in your way of achieving everything you want in life by telling you that “I can’t” or “no” or “it’s too hard.” Forget that – you need to train your mind to say “I can,” “I will,” and “nothing is going to stop me from achieving my dreams.”
Step up to plate and swing. Take a chance and live the life you dream of. What are you afraid of? Living an awesome life? What’s the worst that can happen? You tried and failed? Failing only happens when you give up. When something doesn’t work, you adapt, and try again. You succeed because you learned something and made the right moves to take another stab at it. That’s not failing. No one said being excellent comes easy. In fact, it really is hard work, that’s why many people don’t make the cut. Because they don’t want to put in the time or effort. But are you everyone? Are you willing to step it up a notch and compete for what is your God given right? To pursue your destiny. To leave no stone unturned.
Turn the page today and pursue excellence. No more good. No more great. Only excellence. When you set the bar so high you will have nowhere else to go but up. So get on it and start making that pursuit to your happiness today. Time waits for no one. You don’t need a 4.0 GPA to be successful in life, but you do need grit, determination, and the will to push yourself to that level you didn’t think you could reach. And when you get to the top of one mountain you better start looking for another because there are always new heights to reach, you just have to look for them.