Go For the Great!

Give Up the Good Go For the Great

Complacency. How familiar are you with that word?  Does it define you?  It defines a lot of people.  Once someone gets into a place that is comfortable and familiar, he or she is unlikely to want to leave that particular spot. I wonder why that is?  What is it about human nature that makes us so satisfied with being complacent?  Are we just that lazy?  Do we not wish for better things?  My best guess is that we don’t want to risk a good thing.  By giving up the good to go for the great, we are risking the good for something potentially worse.  After all, it says “to go for the great” not “to get the great”.  So it all comes down to risk.  Not only are we comfortable, we don’t want to risk that comfort on something that is not a sure thing.  Personally, I think going for the great is worth the risk!

Remember this quote from Mark Twin:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  – Mark Twain

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