It’s tough taking a good, honest look at yourself. There’s no place to hide when you’re dive into your soul. You can’t lie to yourself.
Social media is nice. It allows us to paint a picture of ourselves and show it to the world. Some of those pictures are authentic while others are merely façades. But today, I ask you to decide on something very important…
Many years ago, I bought a book by Paul Arden that causes you to think outside the box. It’s short, simple and profound. As I was sifting through it today, I came across one of the sections entitled “So How Good Do You Want to Be?” On the next page, he listed:
- Quite Good
- Very Good
- The Best in Your Field
- The Best in the World
So, I ask you, “How good do you want to be?” No one is listening , so go ahead and give yourself an honest answer. There’s no winner or loser in this game. Whatever your answer, be OK with it. It’s you. It’s YOUR story.
I want to be the best in the world. I strive to operate by a standard of excellence. If you see me slacking, tell me.
Step 1 – Answer the question truthfully
Step 2 – Live your life in accordance with that answer
I’m anxious to learn more about you all. What’s your answer, and how do you show it in the way you live? Leave a comment below, and I’ll be sure to give my two cents. Thank you!
How can you read this and not say “the best in the world”?…as long as it’s referring to an area you’re passionate about. Becoming the “best in the world” is a process. You’re probably not going to love the process, but you will love the results. You just have to want what’s on the other end of the process/price to pay and focus on the prize.
You’ve always been a great example of this for me. I remember wanting better grades in college and having a conversation with you while assuming that your great grades came naturally. I asked you about how you do so well all the time and your reply blew me away. You said “I just pay attention in class and read my assignments. That’s all I do”. I thought to myself…”wait, you actually read everything they tell you to read?! I don’t know anyone else that reads all those dumb assignments, because they’re terrible.” Now that I look back on it, I didn’t know anyone else that was the top NCAA academic all-American in the country in their respective sport either though.
Nothing magic about it…you went through the whole process and ended up the best with your grades. I went through most of the process and ended up good with my grades. You get out what you put in.
Well thank you, Kelly. It goes back to how I was raised. My parents instilled in me a standard of excellence at a very young age.