Is anyone ever 100 percent satisfied with anything they have accomplished? Career? Marriage/Relationships? School/Education? Sports? Diet and exercise?
I’ve always been happy with what I’ve accomplished. But something inside of me always tells me, “You could have done better.” Perfection is not just difficult to achieve, it’s impossible. So why do so many of us try to be perfect? I think most of us want other people to think our lives are perfect, and that we are happy beyond our wildest dreams. I also think that that is not true. For anyone.
It takes a lot of hard work to be successful. When things start to go south (we all face turmoil and failure at some point in our lives), some people rise to the occasion, and some just give up. Whether things are going incredibly well for you, or falling apart right in front of you, it’s very important to try and do a little bit better — make a little more progress. Progress is imperative if you want to eventually live the life you’ve always dreamed of living.
The hardest part about making progress towards a goal is often the beginning. We tend to put things off until tomorrow, things like fitness and diet, or going back to school, or searching for a better job, or even tying the knot with our better half. Procrastination is the enemy. Waiting around and doing nothing is very detrimental. We all have an unknown period of time on the Earth, whether its 30 years or 55 years or 90 years or 100 years. So don’t sit around and wonder when your journey to success will begin. Start now! Try and do better each day, little by little, and those dividends will pay off. Little by little, you will find yourself, in the end, with a big accomplishment! It’s true!!