06 Nov Why “Good Enough” Never Is
“How you do anything is how you do everything.”
-T. Harv Eker
Whether it’s in work or in life, “how you do anything is how you do everything.”
What we believe T. Harv Eker meant when he spoke these wise words is this…
Every task, every job, every chore, every interaction is another opportunity for you to express all that you are — to convey your values, practice your virtues, and radiate out into the world that which you love most.
For this reason, “good enough” never truly is enough for Lifebook Members, especially when it comes to our life’s work.
Taking the easy way out, though tempting at times, ultimately means compromising our deepest values and missing out on life-changing opportunities to align ourselves with what we want most in life — which (for most Lifebookers) is to realize our extraordinary potential!
Let’s take a look at this visual representation of what it looks like to move from ORDINARY to EXTRAORDINARY in your career…
Now let’s take a deeper look at some of our favorite concepts in the chart:
Always Being Asked vs. Anticipating Needs Before They Arise
Whether it’s your employer, customer, spouse, friend or child… When you can anticipate the unexpressed needs/wishes of those around you, and then take action to exceed their expectatations, you provide an unexpected and delightful experience and make a loud statement that you care. You prove yourself to be conscious, self-responsible, inuitive and committed. And ultimately, you manifest greater opportunities for your own personal and professional growth.
Doing Bare Minimum (or just enough) vs. Giving It EVERYTHING I’ve Got
If you’re looking to coast along with a mediocre offering so you can make it to a mediocre retirement, then by all means, do the bare minimum. But if you want to create passion, excitement and prosperity (in your life, and the lives of others) you’re going to need to step outside your comfort zone, push yourself to learn, grow and expand, and work toward something bigger. Instead of remaining stagnant and doing bare minimum (and then complaining about how you feel stuck), generate your own positive energy and spread it out to those around you.
Waiting For Approval vs. Proving Value Through Results
Grace Hopper said, “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission.” You have the power to create extraordinary results, but only if you take action. And there’s nothing employers love to see more than their team taking deliberate action to create powerful results — even if it does mean blazing your own trail from time to time.
Being Professional vs. Being Passionately Creative
The time for soulless corporate professionalism is coming to an end, and a new era of passionate, soulful, TURNED ON creativity is taking its place. Now more than ever, the world needs vibrant, uplifted, liberated free-thinkers who are living 12-category smart lives and making an impact on the world simply with the energy of their thoughts, feelings, actions and contributions.
Criticizing Problems vs. Offering Valuable Solutions
“It’s better to create something that others criticize than to create nothing and criticize others.” Instead of directing your energy unconsiously, by complaining, criticizing, and giving your power away — turn the situation around, and consciously direct your energy toward positive, all-inclusive, creative and inspiring solutions.
Generic Interactions vs. Providing Personal Depth
Now more than ever people are seeking authentic human interactions – connectiong with others that feel geniune, down to earth, and deeply real. We all yearn to truly relate with each other in ways that empower, inspire and connect us to something greater than ourselves… and most people can smell fake from a mile away. Every social interaction you have is another chance for you to show up more fully as your true yourself — more accepting, more present, more receptive, more whole. This level of personal depth is moving and deeply affecting to others, and it has the power to completely shift the energy of any situation you walk into.
Creation vs. Innovation
In these exponential times, it’s not enough to simply do, make or create… if we want to set ourselves apart from the rest we must learn to innovate. We must learn to fall in love with experimenting, and find exciting new ways to do things. It’s time to take your creativity to the next level — into extraordinary, revolutionary, fearless cutting-edge works of art (no matter what industry you’re in).
So ask yourself…
Are you doing just “good enough” when it comes to your career?
Which lines in the chart spoke the loudest to you, and how can you implement them in your own career/life?
How can you move from ordinary to extraordinary in your career this month??
Share your answers with us in the comments.
And as always, thank you so much for reading VIPS, and being endlessly committed to realizing your own extraordinary potential!