Why bother being the best you can be?
when no-one else is any good.
Why be on time?
when no-one else even shows up.
Why go the extra mile?
when you are the only one on the starting line.
Why exceed expectations?
When the others don't even meet them.
Brilliance doesn't happen when we all compete to better than the competition.
It's when we stop competing and start being the best we can be.
Sometimes we think things are stressful
When mostly those things are not stressful at all
Being behind schedule on that thing is stressful
Worrying that that thing is not good enough is stressful
Not having enough time or money to do that thing is stressful
Not getting the payoff you thought you would from that thing is stressful
If you want to reduce your stress
check out what is stressful
before you throw out the thing.
(things are lots of things, people, jobs, projects, or in my case a door)
Are you a gift?
Designed to be received without reciprocation
To be enjoyed
As a sign of friendship or caring.
Are you a reward?
An outcome of a positive effort
An acknowledgement of exellence
Something earned and deserved
Or are you a punishment?
Something taken for being bad
Something to be endured to become better
(Here's the thing; you are all three, you just have to pick one if you want people to engage with you or your business)
Are people thinking about themselves?
Or making shit up about you.
Is your kid out running?
Or dealing drugs
Has your client cancelled because they don't feel well?
Or do they actually just hate you.
The truth is generally the most boring
But don't let that get in the way of a good story.
Julz Darroch at bigredball