It took me a long while to take in the significance of the concept of quality over quantity. Maybe that it is the society we reside in where sometimes more is better and getting free things is an attractive offer. It isn't difficult to get wrapped up in going for the cheapest thing on the table because it’s typically the quickest thing to get. Thing is, this does not challenge you. I am absolutely a firm believer of the undeniable fact that there are things, people and goals that can only really be reached when you grow into them. When you are going for the cheap stuff, you aren’t really prepared yet. The day you can look yourself in the face and tell yourself that you aren’t yet built to tackle something is an exceedingly grounding, honest, and yet above all…inspiring day.
I suspect the majority are disappointed in life not because they intend too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit.
You've got to be pleased to make sacrifices for your own personal good.
You have to be willing to put your name on the board, write a goal with it, and give it everything you have.
And here’s the kicker, you have got to be ready to truly elevate yourself at least 1% each and every day in order to turn yourself into something superb.
It’s amazing the disconnect that happens when people search for happiness. What’s interesting however, is when you don’t seek it…it actually comes to you. I did not search for desired happiness completely. I did not try to be really happy at all. However, I didn’t take any part in the typical “just be satisfied” foolishness either. What I did was work on improving upon myself, doing the things which I knew would make me a more fulfilled person, and when it was right… I let real happiness find me.
There’s so much out there about being happy… but I believe anything, particularly when it’s involved around an emotion, when attempted at too hard can basically finish up being a tragedy or totally inauthentic. I believe, long-term, making incremental changes and improvements to yourself and letting contentment find you because you really are being the best version of yourself will deliver you greater joy long-term.
The foundation of your greatest and best self is most definitely going to be built on the foundation of sacrifice. Are you willing to do the things today that others don’t do? Are you pleased to do the things that you know you are capable of but are very tough? It's hard to look yourself in the face sometimes and say “I’m going to compete with my potential today. ”
What sacrifices are you going to make?
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