This morning, I’m going to give you a little pep talk so that you can learn how to start being great. Yes, really.
When people think about what it takes to be great, they have these grand ideas of taking over the world. A thought of that magnitude can cause someone to freeze up. They don’t think they’re capable. They don’t think they can handle it. Yet, the main reason why people are average?
They just don’t want to put in the hard work it takes to be considered great.
Yep. That’s the number one reason why people are average. It’s why they quit. It’s why they complain that they can’t accomplish anything in life. It’s someone else’s fault. It’s society’s fault. It’s the industry’s fault. It’s the market’s fault. It’s the government’s fault. It’s the fault of their mom, dad, dog, invisible friend, whatever.
Being great doesn’t come just because you want to be great. You must work for it.
That means you work for it even when it gets hard, even when you want to quit, even when you’d rather stay under the covers. Quitting is easy. Complaining is easy. Making excuses is also easy. Moving forward, doing what’s right even when it’s difficult…that’s what makes a person great.
Being great is easier than you think because….
For those of us achieving greatness, have you ever thought about why? It’s not necessarily because we have money. Sure, there are some trust fund babies out there who seem like they might be great. Some of them go on to become great in their own right. Yet most people? No. We achieve greatness because we put in the work.
While work isn’t always fun, being great is easier than you think because there are so many quitters. There are so many people that leave clients and potential clients high and dry that when they get to someone who doesn’t quit, it doesn’t take much for us to look great. We just have to do what the quitter did. We just keep working. Even if we just provide average results, we still look great because we didn’t quit. We saw the project through.
Because we go just a little above and beyond, clients are happy. They come back. They tell their friends. Business grows. We continue to look great while people who wanted to be great but didn’t want to put in the work…well, they complain about how they were robbed.
Want to be great? See it through. Work.