Pushing Beyond the Bare Minimum

It’s something about living below who you are meant to be that is dissatisfying. Although, it’s enjoyable at first because that means that you get to experience the joys of comfort.

Comfort is not only feeling safe, but being safe. Comfort assures you that nothing will go wrong and that everything will be okay. But after a while you start to grow uncomfortable knowing that this is not who I’m meant to be.

By the end of last year I was disappointed with myself. I was certainly proud to be a married woman and to be taking on a new role as being a wife. I was proud of my new responsibilities that I would take on and the life that I would live with my husband, but deep down, I was disappoint with myself.

I got to the end of the year and started thinking about how much I had accomplished and really, it hadn’t been that much at all. I got to the end of the year and felt like I slighted myself. I watched another year slip by without being who I was supposed to be. I watched everyone else accomplish the goals that they had set out to accomplish. I watched them grow and excel in the things that they wanted to do and wondered why I couldn’t do the same thing. I felt ashamed and disappointed in myself.

So I resolved that I wouldn’t sit on the sidelines anymore watching everyone else.

This year hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been a lot better than past years. I’ve already challenged myself more than I have in the past, done more than I’d ever thought I would do, and I’ve been taking the necessary steps to put the work into accomplishing the goals that I’ve set for myself.

Could I do better? Of course.

And that’s where the journey of excelling begins. Pushing yourself beyond the bare minimum. Knowing that you can do better and do more and actually doing it. Excelling is about intensifying your drive.

Have you been living below who you are meant to be? Have you been underperforming and only giving yourself the bare minimum?

What will it take for you to intensify your drive?

I challenge you to find one area in your life that could use improvement. Find one area in your life where you know that you are underperforming and take the necessary steps to excel.

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