Your happiness, your financial success, your dream relationship—everything you could possibly want in life boils down to the effort you’re willing to put in today. Period.
Because when you make daily progress towards the things that are important to you—prepare to be shocked and amazed at something totally new and unexpected—you’ll eventually get there!…
Doesn’t matter how long it takes.—You will reach your goals, if you consistently give your best. And even more important is that you’ll fall in love with the journey of continually becoming your best, which leads to a truly inspired life.
But most people get so overwhelmed with life that they forget these simple facts.
They forget that when they’re doing their best, that’s when they feel their best; and that making progress towards their goals feels better than achieving the goals themselves—because progress means growth…and growth is the only thing that you can keep.
They forget about the significance of their effort.
Maybe you’ve allowed yourself to feel powerless and controlled. Maybe you’ve let all your losses and failures overwhelm you.
Maybe you’re so worried about picking the perfect goals that you’re scared to take any action at all, and you’ve settled for feeling stuck.
Am I talking about you?
Because I know I’m talking about me. I know I’m talking about every person who’s ever done anything great—at least at one point in their lives.
It’s a fact:
We all feel disempowered sometimes, paralyzed, even, because life—is freaking—tough.
But the other fact of life is that you can handle it. You’re a human-goshdang-being with opposable-friggin’-thumbs and limitless potential for imagining, learning, and growing.
And when you end the day knowing you gave your absolute best, you will feel fucking amazing because you know that you overcame your excuses, that you grew, and that you have every reason to feel confident in yourself and your future.
So I want to help you start giving your best as a lifestyle. I want you to end the day by literally checking off a goal that says, ‘Do Your Freakin’ Best!’ –I’ll settle for ‘do your best,’ for you virgin-eared readers.
I want you to tap into the strength, happiness, self-esteem, and success that comes through giving your best to-day and every day.
If you aren’t ready, I want to remind you of something…
You know that terrible feeling when you’ve allowed a negative mindset and distractions to keep you from doing anything, and you realize you pissed away an entire day? Think of how bad that feels. Then think of how horrendous it feels to look back on a wasted week—or, God forbid, a month.
Now, imagine how excruciating it would be to magnify that feeling by an entire lifetime…to know that your life amounted to nothing spectacular, that you didn’t really make a difference, and to realize that it was all your decision to not put in the effort, and to make excuses when you could’ve done your best?
I’m gonna let that sink in for 3.2 seconds—2, 3.2—and now I’m going to ask the scariest question:
If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, would you be satisfied with your effort, or would you pray to God for another chance to actually live?
Okay then. Well consider this you’re lucky day that you don’t actually have to rely on divine intervention to get a second chance. It’s here for the taking. And it’s available every single morning!!!
Create a lifestyle of doing your best…
Or continue to live a distracted life where you blame everything beyond your control for your lack of success.
What’s your decision?
(No, for real…WTF is your decision?)
If you follow these steps, you’ll learn fast how to consistently give your best and start a lifelong competition of outdoing yourself and inspiring others to fucking badasses too. So actually give these steps a shot. You want to make a change? Go back and make some actions steps from this list of ten. Set some reminders. Buy a blank journal. Be serious about this…
(Remember the whole, ‘dying with excruciating regret thing?)
I swear, once you experience the personal satisfaction and the agency that comes through a genuine best effort, you’ll be hooked for life. And when you realize that you can pull those efforts off no matter how bad you feel or what poo life flings at you…
That’s when life becomes extraordinary, and when you’ll inspire others to live extraordinary, too.