Statistics will show that Wednesday is one of the top seven greatest days of the week. Time to dominate it! “The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.” Every day that you and I wake up, we face the same universal challenge: to overcome mediocrity and live to our full potential. It really is one of the greatest challenges in human history, to rise above our excuses and do our best to do what’s right and to live a life of fulfillment and happiness. “Unfortunately, most people never even come close. 95% of our society settles for far less than they want in life.” They live in constant regret because they wish they had more.
“Of all the sad words of tongue or pen, these are the saddest, it might have been.” I heard that quote months ago during one of my early morning study sessions, and it has replayed in my mind over and over. Each morning that it’s a real struggle to get up and do something great, that quote moves rapidly through my head. Is there too many feelings that are worse than regret? I remember hearing Earl Nightengale once say,
If you followed 100 people from the early stages of their career until retirement, this is what you'll find: 1 person who is rich, 4 that are financially secure, 5 will still be working because they have to, 36 will be dead and 54 will be broke.
If those numbers don’t wake your ass up real quick, I don’t know what will.
Tomorrow we are really going to dive into the main causes of mediocrity, but for now, the first step to overcoming mediocrity is to recognize that 95% of the world IS living a mediocre life. 95 freaking percent! That is a scary number to think about. Not only is it scary, but it is stressful, it makes people angry, it forces them to lose sleep, they get anxiety, and they are mostly unhappy when they place themselves in this situation. Understand what you are up against. Understand that the odds are against you, but also understand that the remedy to fixing it is not that complicated. All it takes is self-discipline to change your life completely.
Enjoying Christmas furrrr days, Cram