How many hobbies have you started but given up? How many skills have you started to learn but stopped at just good enough? How many ideas have you given up because it was just too hard to get it going?
There are probably dozens of projects, businesses, hobbies and lessons you started yet never felt like you could be great at so you just gave up. Or, you learned just enough to get by and decided that was enough. Because great is hard!
Great takes a lot of work. Too much work for most of us. Thousands of hours of practice; fifteen years to be an overnight success. Being great means spending a lot of time being merely good.
And before you can even get to good you have to spend a lot of time being bad. Which is never fun, and sometimes causes you to lose your motivation.
You have to be willing to tolerate being bad and recognize that it is part of the journey you have to travel to be great at something.
One thing is for sure, you can never be great if you never start or if you give up too soon. Being great means being focused on your desire, saying no to things that distract you, and being willing to be bad at it for a while before you can be good. Ultimately, being good at something is the next step towards being great.
The patience and willingness to persevere is the missing link that keeps many people settling for good instead of great.
But great is worth holding out for. It’s worth striving for. Not only will the accomplishment itself make you proud, but the journey you take to get there will make you a better, stronger person.
If you’re settling for good or just good enough in your life, your life will never be whole or complete until you challenge yourself for something more. What have you always wanted to accomplish? What’s on your ultimate bucket list? Where do you want to go? What do you want to learn? What experiences do you want to enjoy?
If you don’t know, it’s time to find out. Spend some time getting to know yourself and creating your own“Do Before You Die” list. Then, instead of settling for good, go for great. Challenge yourself. You will never know what you are capable of until you try!
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