We have to give it our best.
Every time we choose to do less than we could, or less than we should, we softly hurt our self-confidence. What makes this so dangerous however is its subtlety. We don’t even know we hurting ourselves, so we continue to do less than our best. The disciplines that are the easiest to do…are also the easiest ones not to do.
What seems like a little harmless decision in the present, comes with a cumulative effect. Repeated every day, we soon find ourselves not just doing less each day, we find ourselves actually becoming less each day. Having low self-confidence, or being insecure, is like being fat. We don’t see ourselves getting fatter each day right? We just wake up one day and we are fat!
On the other side, every time we choose labor over rest, or action over chillin’, we develop an increasing sense of self worth. As we give it our best, even if the results are not good, we grow. We become more valuable. We have to do the work. We cannot think ourselves into a new way of living. We must live ourselves into a new way of thinking.
Imagine how different our world it would be if we made a commitment to put into action all that we currently are, wherever we currently are, and with whatever we currently have. Not only does giving 100% help those around us, but more importantly it makes us grow closer towards the person we want to be. It makes us more valuable in the marketplace.
It’s not what we acquire throughout our lifetime that makes us more valuable. It is what we become in the process of acquiring these things, that makes us more valuable.
If you want more than you got, you need to become more than you are.
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