YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS! Do you believe that? Maybe you struggle with this because you feel self-doubt or lack confidence. Or maybe you feel super confident and as though you can take on the world, but you don’t push yourself toward greatness.
“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don’t have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don’t have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.”–Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t
So what does it mean to be great? Greatness is defined as “the quality of being great, distinguished or eminent”. To be great, means you must push past good. You must decide that you want to do more, be better and reach higher goals. In order to get to a place of greatness you have to DECIDE that you are willing to be uncomfortable. You must be willing to push out of your comfort zone.
You have two choices in life.
You can follow a path of “goodness” and walk the steady line. You will know what to expect and you will likely be able to predict much of your future. You will have enough resources to maintain that path. You will feel good and you will be consistent.
Choice two is a life of greatness. This path is more unpredictable. This path has ups and downs. You will have amazing days and you will have terrible days. You will feel uncomfortable. You will feel elated. And when you achieve one of your “great” benchmarks along the way, you will know you earned that achievement!
Greatness does not come without cost. However, when you push yourself out of your comfort zone and make the decision to live a life of greatness, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the world and truly live each day to its fullest!
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t be great! Never stop dreaming and never stop pushing! Life is TOO SHORT to settle for mediocrity. Be a BAD ASS and live YOUR BEST LIFE!!!