It hit me this morning that no matter what obstacles have happened in my life, I’ve always been able to work it out. Yes, I have hit some hard walls and got stopped in my tracks, but when it’s all said and done I figured it out. Throughout my life I’ve learned things definitely weren’t as bad as I thought and I can look back and see the good that came from those experiences.
So the realization this morning was I felt I wasn’t thinking big enough. To say it better, I had become comfortable and therefore not taking enough risks. I wasn’t putting myself on the line where I could enjoy the fruit of solving big problems. Joy for me isn’t getting by and just making a living. It’s the thrill of doing something big, making a difference, personally growing. That doesn’t mean I’m going to be reckless in my business or personal life, or think that I can succeed at anything I put my mind to, but I do believe that no matter what — I will be able to handle it.
That means a lot to me. It’s allowing me to think outside the box, focus on bigger projects, move faster, look for ways to create massive value, push the envelope, do things differently.
The reality is we are all capable of achieving way more than we do. Let’s give ourselves permission to win — and if we fail, it’s not as bad as we think if our mindset is to get back up. Don’t settle for average, I’m not.
“Too many of us sit on the sidelines of fear and doubt, unable to contribute to a world in need of our brilliance.” Chris Guillebeau
So with that I challenge you and myself to take bigger projects, don’t settle for average, take more risk, trust in your abilities, continually be growing, and set set your sights higher. Who knows — you might just learn that the only thing stopping you, is you.
jeff payne says
You sound a lot like me. — jeff payne
“..if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Thoreau