Before you go ahead and answer…
…I’m not talking about relationships.
Nor am I talking about exams.
Or cheating on video games.
I’m talking about your personal growth and commitment to mastery.
In other words, has anyone ever called you out on not giving your very best effort? Chances are you haven’t.
How do I know?
Because mediocrity is the accepted norm; the status quo is to just put in as little as possible. Sad but true. That’s why nobody gives a shit.
But you do. Why?
- Because of integrity to yourself.
- Because you know you’re cheating yourself out of your unique contribution if you don’t live up to your highest potential.
And one day you + i + all the other people we’re surrounded by in everyday life are going to die—they will be gone.
Yes and no.
No, because it’s in some way liberating to know that. To know that you can’t control every single event and are, thus, free to do what you please.
Now go out and kick some ass.