I’ve come to the realization that I have an addiction. I’m addicted to growth. You have to fall in love with the process of becoming better in order to be great! Every aspect of my life revolves around growth. Whether it’s in the classroom, in the gym, or any other place, you can bet I’m working on myself and looking for more ways to grow. This addiction to growth has led to an unquenchable thirst for success. I don’t really celebrate my accomplishments anymore simply because I’m not satisfied. Be grateful, but never satisfied. The moment I stop growing is the moment I start dying. I don’t work as hard as I do to start sliding back. Why take 2 steps forward only to take 1 step back? I focus on going 2 steps forward and then taking and extra step to get ahead. Over a year of doing this, the average person would only 365 steps better than they were last year, while I would be 1,095 steps ahead. That means I grew 3x as much as the average person. The fact of the matter is that most people don’t grow every day. Most people would be at 0 steps for the year instead of 365.
If you want to be massively successful, you can’t compare yourself to “normal or average”. You have to compare yourself to what you see as the absolute best version of yourself. I’m always trying to catch up with this version of me. Ed Mylett talks about when he dies, he believes he will be judged. This judgement process occurs by comparing your real self to your potential or destiny self. I hope everyone meets their twin instead of a stranger. I judge myself on this scale every day. This puts a pressure on me to be the absolute best I can be. This addiction is something I hope I never lose. We must keep pushing forward.
Challenge: Spend today focusing on your growth and trying to be the absolute best version of yourself.