“Instead of trying to be good at everything, try to be great at something.”
What are you great at?
This question is kind of like that dreaded, tell me about yourself question, but it is necessary. It’s necessary because we get a better understanding of ourselves. We also waste less time on things we just aren’t good at.
Growing up I have learned a lot of things, and believe it or not there are a lot more things that I have to learn. With growth comes knowledge and wisdom. One thing that I am guilty of is trying to be perfect at everything because I want to feel like I am good at something. When in all reality there are many things that I am just not good or great at, and that is ok. What is for me is simply for me and what isn’t, simply isn’t.
It’s good to be good at something, I am all for it. But why only be good? Why not try to strive to be great at something? Great at something that you actually enjoy. I personally don’t care about not being good at particular things because I know that there are other things that I am great at. I’m not passionate about everything. When I am passionate about something I give my all, I give 100% of me, therefore I eventually become great at it.
Lets be honest, It is so easy to be average. It is so easy to do what everyone else is doing and be on the same level that they settle for. That is the easy way out. Be better than good, be great. Why settle in anything regarding your life? Why? Do you feel you are not capable of greatness? Focus on the things that you are good at and become great at it.
If you are a great dancer, be great at that. Get better every single day. Strive to be the absolute best dancer that you can be but even when you are at your best, get better. Don’t worry about not being a good singer, that is not your lane, that is not what you are good at. But what you have on that person that can sing is that you are a great dancer and they are not.
“Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.” -Tony Robbins
We waste so much of our lives trying to be good at something we simply aren’t good at. Imagine how much better we would be at the one or three things we are good at if we simply focus on them and let go of everything else. Think about it, you could seriously be great. I cant say this enough but being good is not enough, be freakin GREAT. Yes there is a difference.
Lately I have been even asking myself what I am good at that I need to become better at. I am truly tired of doing things that aren’t really something that I enjoy or even want to do. I may do it in my free time but it’s wasted time that can be put to something that I actually enjoy doing. It’s like, you don’t start thinking about this until you sit and actually think about it. I know that I can do a lot of things, but am I great at it?
My son always tells me that I am in the wrong profession. He tells me that I should’ve been in a career where I talk and take pictures all day. I love to talk, but I never put much thought into a job where I literally get paid to talk all day. I start talking and I don’t stop lol. I have to be told to be quiet, but even then I don’t stop. Same thing with pictures. He gets mad at me because I have my camera all day snapping pictures. Well he gets mad because a good portion of the time it’s pointed at him lol. I am good at it but not sure that I am great at it. Something I will think about regarding myself to become great.
Ever since he told me this, I have been thinking about getting into a career where I am able to talk and express myself. As I get older I have become wiser and gain wisdom daily. Although I may not always be grammatically correct (Good thing I’m not an English teacher lol) I enjoy writing and expressing my thoughts. I always keep a pen and paper handy because I literally have constants thoughts that come to my mind. This has led me to begin blogging to be able to do what I enjoy doing. Maybe one day I can reach podcast level and talk all day.
I know that we all have things that we do in our lives, but are we great at it,or even good at it? Or is it just something that we know how to do? It may sound like a crazy question to be asking but there is a reason that I ask. For me I don’t want to waste my time doing things that I’m not good at. If I don’t enjoy it I don’t want to do it. Especially when it comes to my everyday life, my career. I want to put my heart and soul into what I do. I want to be great at it.
So before I go, I have a homework assignment for you. Put some thought into your answers.
- What are you good at?
- What are you great at?
- What do you enjoy?
- What do you see yourself doing the rest of your life that you will be happy doing while being great at it?
No these aren’t trick questions. There is no right or wrong answer. I just want you to stop wasting your valuable time on things that you aren’t good at, and you don’t enjoy. There may even be things that you just want to be better at but you don’t focus on it enough to become great at it. Focus on those things that you enjoy and be great at it. BE GREAT!
I dare you to be great. Don’t be good, BE GREAT!
Yes I will be doing this myself because I have a lot of work to do on myself.
“Every champion was once a contender.”-Sylvestor Stalone
Remember this, not everyone started great at what they do. They started by wanting to learn, then doing, and getting better every single day.
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe you can achieve.”
“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
As I always say, this is simply my perspective and the thoughts that are on my mind. I will never expect you to agree with me, nor will I judge you for your opinion. I do not participate in negativity, drama, and bashing another person. I welcome and enjoy conversation so please leave a comment and lets talk.