For a long time I believed that I would forever be relegated to an average life, filled with mediocrity and boredom. Just an average guy, doing average shit.
I can’t recall when the change occurred exactly but I do remember the series of events leading to that change. I never wanted to ‘settle’. I never wanted to be average. I just didn’t know how to break the chains and do different.
When you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
So what does different look like? That’s for YOU to decide. Different for me included regiment, self-discipline, commitment and belief that I could be more. I began reading leadership books by John Maxwell and watching you tube videos from other leaders that had what I wanted. I found a mentor and followed his suggestions based on experience. His experience! I didn’t wait to start my day when everyone else did. I didn’t (and still don’t) stand at the water cooler and have idle conversations at the office.
Maybe folks like us are wired different. Maybe we just see an opportunity to break through the glass ceiling and consciously decide that we will not be denied. I don’t sit around and analyze the why. I just do. I make a decision to do something (something specific) and then IMMEDIATELY launch into action.
Don’t get me wrong! I’m not all work al the time. I do know how to unplug and slow down. And I do that often. But when I’m working, I’m all in.
Are you settling for mediocrity?