Those who don’t maximize their lives refer to people like me as “workaholics,” which is something I DON’T understand!
Addicted to work? Maybe there’s someone like that, but I wouldn’t consider myself addicted. I do what I do for deep, specific reasons.
First, work is the way I fulfill the most important obligation I have to myself which is “to maximize all that I am, and all that I can do, for a purpose greater than myself.”
That’s actually my definition for success. If you want true fulfillment in life, you get it by maximizing all that you are, and all that you can do, for a purpose greater than yourself.
“All that you are” means all that you are as a person. It’s your character. It’s how you behave. It’s how you react. It’s how you treat others.
“All that you can do” means your resident gifts, talents, abilities, and experience.
If you can maximize these two areas but do it for a purpose greater than yourself, then you’ll find fulfillment, which is a deep, lasting happiness.
Have You Negotiated with Mediocrity?
You can only do this by work, so when people say I’m a workaholic, I say, “You don’t have a single clue as to what you’re talking about.”
I bet these people watch PLENTY of TV and movies. I bet they take all kinds of time off. Good for them. They can do whatever they want with their life, but when do they work on themselves? When do they work on their calling?
And don’t they have a conscience that bothers them about how they’re not maximizing their life? How do they get past the conviction that they’re compromising themselves and negotiating with mediocrity?
No, I’m not a workaholic. You’re someone who’s settled. You’ve gotten to a place where your discomfort is comfortable enough to tolerate for the rest of your life.
I wish you the best of luck!
You Have a Sacred Duty to Yourself
As for me, my relentless pursuit continues. As for me, my inner-drive is pushing me on into greater levels of self-discovery and untapped potential. I’m hungry for more, and I want to stay that way!
I hope you feel the same, or at least I hope this short message is provoking you to do something more. Maybe it’s pissing you off too. Maybe you feel like I’m meddling in your life or that I sound too overbearing.
That doesn’t bother me. You can always turn me off and be comfortable with yourself, but I believe you do want more. I believe you know that the clock is ticking on the only life you’ve got and that you are experiencing the dissatisfaction of knowing you could do and be so much more.
Join me in this journey of personal growth. You owe it to yourself. It’s your sacred duty. It’s the obligation you have to the only life you’ve got.
Can you dig it? I hope you can. Metal up!
You often hear that “consistency is the key to success,” and that is an important aspect of personal achievement. But, consistency is not enough. It’s not enough to simply “never give up.” You need something much more than that. You need wisdom.
A dull axe requires many strokes, and wisdom is like using a sharp axe. If you try to chop a tree down with a dull axe, you can do so “if you never give up.” But, can do anything with the shambles of wood afterwards? Not really. A sharp axe cuts it down faster, and you can do something with the wood afterwards.
We don’t necessarily need to work harder to achieve. We need to operate in wisdom in order to maximize our situation and exploit opportunities. Here’s what you’ll receive (5 audio mp3s):
- Work With Wisdom
- Work Will Create Your Desired Future
- Seizing Opportunities
- Its Your Plans Not Your Dreams That Come True
- Invest In Your Own Human Capital
Listen to a sample of Sharpening Your Axe: Working Smarter Instead of Harder
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