W.I.N. Wednesday: Dare to Be Great, Not Perfect.
During my presentations on What's Important Now? and the Pursuit of Personal Excellence I have begun to challenge people to Dare to Be Great. Greatness is a choice. Greatness is a process. It is the result of making the commitment to be a little bit better tomorrow than you are today.
In my presentation yesterday at the ILEETA Conference titled Dare to Be Great, I shared some insights from Eric Greitens great book Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for a Better Life. I am going to share two of those insights with you, and strongly encourage you to read the book.
The first insight is:
“You don't need to know what perfect looks like you just need to know what better is. Use better as your guide.”
The pursuit of personal excellence, and the journey to be great requires that you strive to just get a little bit better every day. You do not have to reinvent yourself each day. You do not have to change the world in a day. You do not have to put a dent in the universe each day. You just need to focus on 'better', and get a little bit better every day.
On that journey to be great you also need to allow yourself to be human. To be human is to make mistakes. To be human is to have failures. To be human is to stumble on the journey. To be human to is have good days and bad days. To be human is to be imperfect. The goal is to Dare to Be Great, Not Perfect. Eric Greitens reminds us to be human with this insight from Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for a Better Life:
“Accept that you are imperfect and always will be. Your quest is not to perfect yourself, but rather to better your imperfect self."
Are you willing to accept the challenge to Dare to Be Great? If you are, then allow Life's Most Powerful Question - What's Important Now? - to serve as your guide along the journey.
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