Never Cheat Yourself Out Of Being The Best Version Of You

I’ve always been a hard worker, and I never want to be the one who cheats myself out of being the best version of myself. That’s why I work so hard every day.

When I played baseball as a kid, my dad would tell me all the time that if you don’t play your hardest then someone else will take your spot on the team – and it’ll probably be someone who doesn’t deserve it!

My dad taught me to never give up no matter what life throws at you, but how can we do that when there are so many things completely outside our control? I don’t let things that are out of my control bother me. I focus on what I can do to stay mentally and physically healthy and improve myself, rather than let external factors trip me up.

This is important, not just high performers, athletes, entrepreneurs and go-getters, but also for children as well – if we want our children to grow up being responsible adults who work hard then it’s up to us as their role models to set a good example by always giving 100%.

No matter how tired or stressed you’re feeling, you will have moments when your child looks at you with admiration in their eyes and says “You keep going no matter what.” It’s worth waking up early tomorrow morning even after a late night because those tiny little victories compound into something great over time!

Live In Gratitude

I am so grateful for the opportunity to wake up every morning and do what I love. Every day, in whatever way I can, is a chance for me to make myself better than yesterday! Create a new reality, birth a new phase in life, forge forward and seize the day.

No matter how hard you work today or how tired you feel tonight – remember that tomorrow is another day. It’s always worth waking up early tomorrow morning, even after a late night because those tiny little victories compound into something great over time. As you celebrate those small wins, you begin to naturally embrace each situation with gratitude, allowing you to move forward quickly, especially during trying times.

Success In Perseverance

If we are going to succeed at anything it will take diligence and perseverance each step of the way. If someone tells us “no”  we need to not take it as the end all be all. We have to put in more effort and try another route, find new resources or turn our attention elsewhere.

If you want something bad enough but don’t see any way of getting there, then your obstacles are just opportunities for you to be creative. Relish those times to do things differently, it builds character and sparks momentum to keep you going.

We will never get what we really want if we keep waiting on someone else – create a plan that works best for YOU then execute on it and see where the momentum takes you. You deserve to live the life you only dreamed of because people like us make this world an absolute amazingly beautiful place to be.

Courage Is Your Guide

It takes courage sometimes; leaning into how bad you want your dream to come true and how committed you are to taking massive action. There will always be the temptation to overthink things, but when you put on the blinders and move accordingly your confidence will grow.

No One Is Perfect

As long as you have the tiniest inclination that you can do something you really want, the universe will move mountains to accommodate your purest desire. 

You can always be a better version of yourself compared to a moment ago, or a day ago, or a year ago. Just don’t feel pressured to live up to what others expect of you. Set your own parameters and establish your own goals.

Take Massive Action Daily

This may also mean doing things that might not feel comfortable or easy at first – like not overthinking or writing that dreaded essay for class or running the extra laps. The key is to be consistent with your activity, never falling off. 

If you’re always pushing yourself to do more, you’ll not only find success – but the confidence that comes from knowing that.

When I played baseball, I took full advantage of every opportunity I had to work hard and be diligent in perfecting my baseball skills. And when it came time for me to start my own business, again my focus was on being the best entrepreneur possible so that one day they would know what it takes to succeed as an athlete or student or business owner. Everyday is a chance to make something happen.

My approach with my business and as an athlete was always focused on learning everything possible about what it takes for me to win. And then when you focus on winning each day – like in sports – there’s little room for excess distractions.

The Choice Is Yours

I didn’t grow up with a silver spoon or having all the opportunities to excel as an athlete as many folks do. Growing up, I had to work hard for everything I received.

When I played baseball there were no freebies and when it came time to start my own business, again my focus was on being the best entrepreneur possible so that one day I would default into the best practices and natural success tendencies I built up when I was a young athlete.

I knew from a young age what dedication and hard work meant because of the life lessons I learned from both home, sports, and school. You will always be faced with a choice to dig deep and find the strength in you to keep going no matter what the difficulty level is.

The question is, are you willing to take it a step further or will you leave it alone and take the easy way out? That’s up to you to decide.

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