Tuesday April 25, 2017 #882

“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.”

~Mike Dooley


The instant access to examples of “perfection” on the intranet are both a benefit and a curse as we try to become the best at whatever we are trying:  sports, music, leadership, investing, personal fitness and attractiveness, etc.  While these examples are great to give us ideas on how to pursue exemplary performance ourselves, this unfortunately often serves as a reminder of just how far we are from our dreams of perfection.  Often this creates discouragement and leads to giving up.  Don’t give up!
The key is to have perspective.  None of these “perfect” examples started that way. They began as amateurs, just like you and me.  And only through hard work, drive and persistence did they reach the level of success they now enjoy.  Don’t get discouraged by the gap between what you see and your own level of performance.  Instead, use their personal stories of rising from amateur to exceptional performance to light your own path to your potential.  And, START!