Being content is not so bad, when you’re content, you feel like you’ve done some good things.
But, do you want to be good, or do you want to be great?
There’s a huge difference between good and great. Good can be a word to describe being average, or at times, above average. But, great describes what is exceptional.
My college coach once told me, “Be happy with yourself, but never satisfied”.
I’ve always wanted to be exceptional and, at times, I was. I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself to be the very best I can be; is that a good decision or a bad one?
For me personally, I believe that depends on what you want to accomplish in your life. Aiming high and reaching for the stars will bring you more happiness and success than doing just what you need to do to get by. Sometimes, when you’re just content with being good or average, you have a tendency to get lazy. If you have a special talent or gift that you don’t refine or perfect because you are content where you are, it gets harder to do that later when you look back and wished that you had accomplished more with your life.
So aim high and go for the GOLD! But, even if you get silver or bronze, celebrate your accomplishment. You stepped out of your comfort zone of contentment and used your talents and gifts to the best of your ability.