Monday, January 10, 2011
Going for Great
“If you keep doing what you have always done you will keep getting what you have always got”
This is one of the most powerful statements I have ever heard and I posted it up as a theme as I wrote my 2011 goals.
I think one of the greatest dangers in life is success as it can lead to complacency. You reach that weight loss goal, stop eating right and soon the weight starts to creep back on. You finish the marathon and the post run workout break soon becomes months of inactivity. You finally get that job you dreamed and worked so hard for and then stop learning and growing. I have seen this in my own life many times.
Good is indeed the enemy of great.
I am planning to get radical in 2011. I do not want to be comfortable and content. I want and plan to seek the pain of challenge and of risk.
What about you?
If you have not taken a deep personal assessment of what you are going to do differently do it now and post it somewhere that will drive you forward. Step out this year and stop doing what you have always done.
God did not make you to be simply good. I believe He made you to be great and to make a real difference during this very short time you are on this earth. A difference for him through your talents and your passion.
Don’t just be good---be great!
What is one challenge you plan in 2011?