Welcome back to The Serial CEO! Today, what I want to talk about is the reason why you need to have a “Why” in your life. A lot of people are trying to get somewhere, but most people are just not getting anywhere anytime soon. Do you happen to be one of those people? Do you know why you have motivators and things that keep you on pace to get to your ultimate destination? Let’s talk about Drive!
Be honest with yourself about what you really want out of life. This is the first thing you need to do. Then you have to be okay with understanding that the level you may be enjoying things in your life right now is just not it.
Contentment is fine, but contentment breathes stagnancy. It’s good to have happiness. It’s good to understand what you enjoy. But it’s also good to be in a mental state of wanting to appreciate the things you appreciate at a higher level.
Don’t be afraid to be disturbed by mediocrity. Everybody knows what that peak experience they want is, and it’s fine to be discontent with the fact that you just aren’t where you want to be yet, because that gives you a “Why”. It gives you a reason to change what you’re doing or who you are so that you can attain that higher level of what you appreciate.
Success is simple. There are two primary drivers to achievement: pain and pleasure. As the CEO of your life, as the executive of your life, most things are binary decisions. You have to simplify your life and simplify your decision-making process so that you can successfully force yourself to raise the bar.
“Contentment is fine, but contentment breathes stagnancy.”
“Don’t be afraid to not be fine with mediocrity.”
“Refuse to gratify yourself today so that you can fully satisfy yourself tomorrow.”
“Be authentic with yourself about the things that you really, really, really want.”
I want you guys to come to the table and boss up. Bring who you are, bring the full presence of your being to the table with us and let’s grow together. On the next show, I’m going to give you guys some very clear actionable things that you can use and apply in your life to come up with your drivers, hammer those things home and then strategically implement them into your day and who you are and what you do.
Drop me a line on Twitter or on Facebook. I look forward to interacting with you guys. Thanks for plugging into The Serial CEO! Boss up and be elite!