Let’s talk about goals. And achievement. And the vision that might drive them.
There are not too many people who would actually decide they don’t want to achieve their goals and have a better life. Most people would at least lie to themselves and believe they are driven to become a higher version of themselves. So why don’t more people achieve prosperity?
I think it comes down to them falling into two danger zones...
Danger zone number one is average. They tell themselves that upon average, they’re doing okay. But I don’t think they really comprehend just how mediocre average is in most contexts. If you stick your feet in the freezer and your head in the oven, your abdomen would probably have an average temperature. But I’m not sure you would find that very satisfactory in the big scheme of things.
The second danger zone is perfection. And this metric probably trips up more people than the average one does. Because they spend their lives waiting for perfection, before they take action. And end up never actually taking their shot. So they end up with mediocrity anyway.
The sweet spot to high-level achievement is between average and perfect. It’s where better-than-average, superior, and excellent live. That’s where you want to reside.
Special note to all of you lurkers out there: What’s it going to take for you to join the conversation in the comments below. Please let me know you exist out there!