Happy Monday, good peeps! Hope that you had as good of a weekend as I did. Today, we continue to talk about the main causes of mediocrity. One of the most prevalent, yet not so obvious causes is isolating incidents. This happens when we believe that each choice we make and each action we take, that it is only effecting us in the moment and not long term. For instance, you may think it is ok to miss a workout, turn in a project late at work, miss family dinner with the kids, or eat fast-food because tomorrow you will have a do-over. This morning, I woke up at 4:45 to go test my son and give him insulin. That was one of three times I had gotten out of bed to take care of him that night. On my way back down to my room during the 4:45 dosing, my alarm went off to get up. I had every justification in the world as to why it would have been ok to jump back in bed and get some more sleep. But if I had, there would have been no do-over. My time would have passed, and I would have missed out on all the good that came from pushing through to wake up and get going.
“We must realize the real impact and consequences of each of our choices, actions and even our thoughts. Every single thought, choice, and action is determining who we are becoming and this ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” How you do anything is how you do everything. Every time you choose to do the easy thing, instead of the right thing, you are shaping your identity, becoming the type of person who does what is easy and convenient, rather than what is right. On the other hand, when you do the right thing, especially when you don’t want to, you are building a discipline that will produce extraordinary results in your life. “Discipline creates lifestyle.”
Every time we push the snooze button, every time we skip the reading session, every time we drink that soda and every time we don’t make that sales call, we set the tone not just for today, but for our long term success and happiness. We must start to see the big picture. Every thing we do effects the big picture. It is important that we always remember that who we are becoming is far more important than what we are doing. Yet, it is what we are doing that is shaping who we are becoming.
Become a bad ass!!
Getting it in, Cram