Our society has an obsession with being normal. Instead of doing things differently and rising above being average, we tend to settle for average.
In this average world, we want to fit in the society so that we all can rationalize being average. Then we overuse stimulants like alcohol or drugs to compensate for living an average life.
I don’t have anything against people who are living an average life. You can be happy and live an average life at the same time.
For me, average life is boring.
I don’t need the rush of emotions from alcohol, drugs or junk food because I’m already high on life.
Every day, I have a mission. I have a daily checklist. I have rituals and habits. I have systems and goals. My values and priorities are clear to me. I have a structure in life but at the same time, sometimes I’m willing to break my rules to experience novelty.
High-performance life is not easy. It requires sacrifices, courage, and discipline. Most people are too weak to take bold decisions and make commitments. They don’t have the discipline to show up every day. They are too afraid to make sacrifices because they don’t want to ‘miss out’. Then, they complain about their misery. They complain about how unfortunate they are.
I quit living an average life and I know that I can never go back to it. It sucks and I can’t resist it.
Living a high-performance life comes with its own high and low times. But I own all of it. I take full responsibility for everything that happens in my life. Yes, there are things that I can’t control in life but those things can’t stop me because I have the ability to figure things out regardless of the outside circumstances.
High performers know what they want. They get it or they die trying. They crave obstacles and challenges because they know that will force them to grow.
Average people, on the other hand, sit on their butt and hope to win a lottery so that they can get easy money which requires no obstacle.
The other side of being a high performer is to know when to switch the off button. They take intentional breaks to recover from work and enjoy the other aspects of life.
I don’t live the way I live only to receive rewards of success. I do it for the process. The process is the reward in itself.
I am free from the delusion of success. I am successful today.
Success is a result of daily actions…