“No matter our talent, we all know in the midnight of our souls that 90 percent of what we do is less than our best.”
― Robert McKee
Are you doing your best? Are you the best performer at work, at home or wherever you are? Maybe you don’t have to be the best. Maybe you can get by with what you are doing now. Maybe you don’t have to expend the energy to do better or be better. However if you do want to be better, how are you going to do that?
The vast majority of people have a lot of untapped talent they could use to do things better, to live life better, or to contribute more, or to be a better person and they don’t do anything about it. “I don’t need help …” might be their inner mantra. I don’t need any help to be better. I can do it myself.
Most top performers realize that reaching their peak performance does require some outside assistance. It is about breathing air into an aspect of life that has been left untapped that can result in a new level of personal or professional performance. Maybe it is eliminating some hidden fear that keeps the person from realizing their full potential.
Have you asked the questions, “What would it be like if I could be just 4% better than I am now?” What would that be like? What would that mean to future opportunities or more personal happiness? The default future is yours if you want it that way. The created future, the exciting, bold rewarding future is yours as well. Which path do you want to travel?
“If you walk 100 miles into the life you don’t want. Often, you must walk those same 100 miles to get out of that life. This is the answer to why the journey to fulfillment is often so difficult. However, if you can find a shortcut, a new path, you can get to the life you want much quicker. This is the premise of personal development, self-improvement and self-discovery..!”
― James A. Murphy
Best year ever?
What was your year like? Was it one you want to do over or do you want something different?
Whatever your year was like you can make the changes to make this coming year better. What one thing would make this new year of 2016 better for you?
Evaluate the state of your life what got better:
- Friends and Family
- Personal Growth
What did you want to be better? What were you willing to do about making those changes?
I want more ________________________.
I want less _________________________.
Your happiness is about the choices you make. You create your happiness by what you do or don’t do. Happiness is in your hands, mind and body. What do you want to do to make things better for you, better for others or better for the world?
“You have 365 new blank pages. What will you write on first blank page?”
― Lailah Gifty Akita