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what will your masterpiece be?

“We cannot know what a human being can achieve until we have seen [the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel].” — Wolfgang von Goethe

What do you want your masterpiece to be?   Everyday you have the opportunity to do something great, what will it be?

How are you going to use your genius, your passion, your grit, your persistence, your practice, your pursuit, your intelligence to make a difference in this world. The world needs all of who you are every day.   You can make a difference.  You have the all the abilities you need to change the world.

What will be your Sistine Chapel moment?   What will be your Sistine Chapel contribution to the world?

The realm of exceptional performance comes from the pursuit of an idea that is at the edges of your abilities that push your limits beyond where you have been before.  Push yourself, move outside the comfort of the known to experience the unknown and do something great.   Go to the place where the fear lives within you and push it back.

Reach for the sky

Seek new heights.   Seek goals greater than you would think possible.  

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”  Michelangelo

Take time to imagine what your ideal goal that you are seeking is.   What does reaching that goal look like?   Break that goal into smaller objectives each just slightly out of reach.   What will it take to reach that first objective?   Now work on that first objective.

Celebrate those small steps just like you would cheer for a child taking their first steps.  Our small steps to a larger goal are no less significant than taking our first steps in life.  

Think “I can” and ‘you will”.