I could not sleep last night. I could not sleep because my brain would not shut down. I could not sleep because I kept on thinking about why we do what we do. Why do we think that what we do is enough? When did we stop challenging ourselves and settled? I say we because I mean "we" in general: people I see at work, friends, family, myself.
We stop challenging ourselves because it is easy. We settle because it is easy. We complain because it is easy. We are content but not HAPPY. Happiness is so fleeting that we shouldn't worry/bother... but everyone wants to be happy. When did we stop and think: "That's it, I'm settling"? Why are we not challenging ourselves? Why are we okay with being average? Why are we not looking for Outstanding, Excellent? When did we stop believing that our children, our friends, our peers were okay being the same as everyone else?
I don't want to settle. I don't want to be like everyone else. I want to do great! I want to feel great with what I do, with my goals and projects. I feel good about myself, I am confident about my body, which I am grateful for. But it is not enough. I want to do MORE. I want to BE more.
We have to push ourselves! We have to set the bar higher! Let our children know that they CAN achieve greatness. Let our Children and Soon-to-Be Adults know Respect and Excellence.
Let us PUSH and PUSH until they reach the TOP. Until they settle at the best that they can DO. NO is not an Answer.