Have you ever heard that old saying “Talk is cheap”? It’s a reference to it’s easy to say something but very hard to do it. We typically sabotage ourselves by playing small or making excuses.
It got me thinking of an idea. Almost a pledge! Something that if you are really committed to being the best in something then you BETTER be committed to being the greatest you can be. Make no exceptions. Persevere. Fight. Fall down 6 times and get up 7.
If you want to be adventurous, YOU BETTER leave the safe harbour of the known.
If you want to be an all-star athlete, YOU BETTER work out more then the minimum.
If you want to be a world class leader, YOU BETTER commit to self improvement.
If you want to be an amazing son/daughter, YOU BETTER tell your parents you love them.
If you want to be an author, YOU BETTER write at least a page a day.
If you want to be Red Seal Chef, YOU BETTER read the great cook books.
If you want to be great teacher, YOU BETTER spend your summers working with children and not drinking in bars.
If you want to be an amazing parent, YOU BETTER schedule real family time with your children.
If you want to be an exceptional human, YOU BETTER be kind, love more than most and commit to something far greater than you.
If you want more quality friends, YOU BETTER listen twice as much as you talk about yourself.
If you want to be create a successful business, YOU BETTER deliver far more service than your competition.
If you want to be an ‘A’ student, YOU BETTER say no more to social opportunities and yes more to learning more.
We can all do “better”. We can all improve a bit. Yes, it’s true that if you do a bit better than you did a year ago you’ve improved. But if you want to be the best and truly live your passion, goal or dream. Then YOU BETTER decide that today there is no other option than success.
I believe in you, YOU BETTER too.