It is quite common for people to use the tag line “I live my life to the fullest” during interpersonal interactions. You have probably used it. And I too have expressed similar sentiments on many occasions. But how many of us are truly living our lives to the fullest? How many of us are ALL IN—giving 120% effort all day, everyday? I would say very few of us are.
You know, it is so easy to accept an average existence. All you have to do is sit back and do nothing and an average reality will literally come to you. It is so easy turning on the television and binge-watching your favorite series for hours on end. It is so easy to overindulge on social media like mindless zombies—accomplishing absolutely nothing day after day. It is so easy to have a yearly routine where you go to work like a witless drone, come home, catch a few movies with friends, go on a handful of dinner dates with your significant other, take your annual two-week vacation, visit a theme park with the kids, and repeat the process all over again the next year.
I implore you to activate the greatness that lies within you.
I think most people would agree that this reality is neither exciting, nor appealing. Where is the life, the energy, or the adventure? Deep down we know that an average life offers very little in terms of lasting value, yet we cling to it as though it is the only option available to us. We say with our mouth that we are living our lives to the fullest, but our attitude, behavior and results betray us. What we are really living is a life of self-deception.
Despite our folly, the beautiful thing about life is that we have the tools at our disposal along with the power to improve our circumstances whenever we choose to. Many of us know exactly what we have to do to go from an average existence to a phenomenal existence. But some of us are waiting for someone else to give us permission to go after what we want. And there are those of us who are afraid to take that leap because we cannot see what we are leaping into.
Not long ago, I was that person who was living beneath his potential. I was the person who watched success from the sidelines while everyone else was winning. That was until I decided that I had enough. Today, my life is no longer defined by the word average. I have taken the leap toward greatness. I have made up my mind that I will be a best-selling author. I have accepted that I will become a multimillionaire. I have decided that I will own and operate a multibillion-dollar brand. I live in the pursuit of excellence—I’m ALL IN—giving 120% effort all day, everyday.
The prevailing theme of my posts is that YOU are powerful beyond measure. But you must believe that for yourself. I cannot want success for you more than you want it for yourself. So, I implore you to activate the greatness that lies within you. No more excuses. Be the person you were meant to be. Don’t worry about your past, just focus on the promise. Go forth and live your life as a conqueror because that is who you are. You deserve to experience life’s best. The choice is yours. Be phenomenal!
Upcoming post: “Shine Bright Like A Diamond”