Go less often, don’t stay as long.
Bob taught me that.
I used to spend four or five nights a week in a bar. Tipsy. Watching the game. Shooting the sh*t. Downtown living.
I don’t like the feeling of being drunk, so alcohol wasn’t the issue. The problem was my inability to say no. My fear of missing out.
Yet over time I came to realize that almost every night out was the same as all the rest. The same people. The same surface conversations. The same. The same. The same.
At some point it finally dawned on me that the only thing I was truly missing out on was the opportunity to discover my own greatness. I was being content with the idea of being good enough.
I ain’t got time for good enough.
I only have time for greatness.
If you’re good with good enough, I’m not here to convince you otherwise. Do you!
But if you know that you have greatness in you — because you do — ask yourself if you’re willing to sacrifice those things that maintain your good-enough-ness and keep you from revealing the greatness within.
Are you willing to go less often and not stay as long?
To say no when it doesn’t serve you?
To stay home alone and study while they party?
To serve while they sleep?
To miss out?
Emerson once wrote that “for everything you have missed, you have gained something else.”
Gain your greatness.
These days, I’ll take a book over a beer. A night in over a night out. Greatness over good enough. Because if there’s one thing I refuse to miss out on, it’s my greatness.
How about you?
On today’s Motivation Monday edition of The Quote of The Day Show, speaker and actor David Bianchi reminds us of WHAT IT TAKES to be great. You don’t want to miss out on this one. 🙂
Keep an eye out for his upcoming book, Pursue, Reach, Attain, Retain, Repeat.