If you’re going to do or be something, why wouldn’t you give everything you have to it? Why wouldn’t you want to be exceptional? To discover what your true potential is?
People who are exceptional aren’t special.
They dig in deep and do their work.
They chose it, and they continue to choose it.
They face their fears head on and wholeheartedly.
They change their stories and belief systems.
They let go of what no longer serves them.
They keep showing up, even when it’s hard.
Settling is a choice.
And it’s a much easier choice than being exceptional. Because being exceptional requires stepping into more. To rise above the status quo, even when no one asks or expects it of you. Just because you have the desire to. Just because you want to know whether or not you can (and if so, how far you’re capable of going).
There have been many times I’ve been asked why I don’t just do things the way others do them. When I’ve been told that I don’t have to try so hard or go to the next level, that “it’s not really necessary”.
But I don’t want a good life, not even a great one.
I want a truly exceptional and remarkable life.
So I’m willing to dig in and do the work. I’m willing to push myself harder than most, well beyond the status quo, so that I can give everything I have to innovating and disrupting in the ways that matter to me. So that I can feel deeply loved and connected to the ones I choose to share the journey with. So that when it’s finally my time to go, I’ll know I gave everything I had to this one little life of mine. That I was brave and bold and lived truly on purpose.
What about you…
Is the status quo suitable?
Or are you ready to be exceptional?
To live a remarkable life?
The choice is yours.