I wasn't born to be mediocre. It's a simple enough mantra to have, but a much harder one to embody. Ordinary is easy, extraordinary requires energy. Not just energy, but dedication and determination and some sort of plan to go along with it.
Misery loves company - ignore the invite.
Now we all know that when you're running a marathon you can't base your strategy on sprinting the whole way; that's a strategy for failure. For success, you need to pace yourself. The same applies to reaching those goals you've got; set a healthy pace and be prepared to sprint only when you're near the end. I know keeping your efforts measured is hard (trust me I know; I'm a graduate of the school of wanting things *right now*).
Here's to working smarter and as well as harder. Here's to stepping back and basking in my milestones because I have come a long way this year already. Here's to not getting disheartened. Here's to not giving up.
It's always good to lean on others in our weakest moments, but sometimes we just need to dig deep and find the strength within ourselves. It may hurt to did that deep, but when we relight our own fire, it helps believe in ourselves that much more.
"Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence." That little thunderbolt of motivation struck me and really got me thinking; Do I always autograph my work with excellence?
Can, could, may, might, must, shall, will, would and should are the devil's time wasters. You don't 'try,' you 'do.' When you give yourself the option of 'do' or 'do not' and the 'do' is something that you know is going to challenge your comfort zone, it's a lot easier to lean in favour of the 'not.' That's why you have to change your modals from ones of probability, to that of obligation.