I've come to realize over time that while there are several things in life that scare me, I am probably most fearful of my own success.
Over time, provided with the right environment, I know that I can learn and educate myself in a new field, yet success is a combination of hard work and talent.
My success always starts with hard work, long hours, dedication to learn and and eagerness to improve.
With hard work, we naturally gain the skills and talent necessary to excel in a job or task.
Despite this, over time we lose the dedication to continually work hard and coast off our average levels of success; we settle.
I guess this is why most people, by definition, are average. It's tough consistently doing the things we don't want to do in order to achieve the things that we want to achieve.
I want success so badly, yet when the time comes for me to rise up to the occasion, I psych myself out, and end up with decent results where I rationalize that they are 'pretty good' or 'good enough.'
Of course, other people see you (or me) as successful, yet when I look at myself in the mirror, I know I am capable of doing so much better.
I'm sick of hearing about my potential.
I can, I will, and I'm going to follow through.
'Good enough' never really is.
A blog on my continuing journey through life, covering self-development and success strategies, but also personal reflection.