So what areas of your life are you accepting mediocrity in right now? And what’s your real potential? Did you give that some serious thought?
I remember about ten years ago I was reaching extremely high levels of success in my business. But I was doing it as an escape from a bad relationship. The more I had to work and travel, the less time I had to be at home.
So I was making a lot of money. And a lot of misery. A lot of workaholics are in a similar position.
Then there’s the other side...
People who use their personal life, kids, sick relative, etc to justify never accomplishing anything in their professional life. “I would love to build a successful business, but I have three kids to raise, and being a mother is important.” “I would love to work my business, but my father is sick and I need to take care of him.”
Of course we all have sick relatives and other situations from time to time that may necessitate taking time away from career and other matters. But the key part there is “from time to time”. If it is a long-time or permanent situation, then you may want to rethink if you are using it as a validation for mediocrity.
We all have issues. Shit happens. To everyone. Everyone in the world will experience the death of a loved one, sick relatives, natural disasters, accidents and other challenges at some point or another. But it’s how you choose to respond to it that determines how happy and successful you will become.
Thanks all for the healing energy. I’m feeling great now and heading out to Bangkok. I’ll check in on the other side. Before I go, here’s the answer to yesterday’s Mental Aerobics:
If “diaphanous” and “sheer” do not have the same meaning, cross out all the 9’s in the line below. If they do, cross out all the 6’s. If “slough” and “cough” are pronounced the same, multiply the number of 4’s by 6. If not, add up all of the non-crossed out numbers and multiply by 4.
9 4 6 4 9 4 6 9 4 6 9
Answer: Diaphanous and sheer do have the same meaning. However slough is pronounced as slew. So the correct answer is 208.