Prioritizing Your Greatness

What are you here for? You! Yes, you.

My #GrantGoal for this week is to (1) relax, (2) relax some more, and (3) remember that I am here for a reason.

I started business school last week and so far it’s been an amazing experience. I’ve met hundreds of new people, played countless hours of basketball (a huge personal goal), and felt the pressures and anxieties that come with stepping outside of my comfort zone.

But what do I really mean when I refer to “comfort zone”. For years, comfort zone has meant ease, safety, and security for me. It’s been a safety net and my cushion for rest rather than my harness and seat belt for progress.

This week I’m working on redrawing the boundaries of my comfort zone by focusing on three goals:

1. Relax

Last week, I got “cold called” during a class. That means, I was put on the spot by my professor, called out without forewarning or preparation, and asked a random question that I didn’t volunteer to answer. When it happened, I immediately lost my cool. Instead of answering the question, I second guessed myself, thought about all the things that other people would probably want to say, and rather than being myself, I tried to answer the question differently than I initially planned. Let’s just say it wasn’t my best showing.

But, why do we sometimes try to be anyone other than who we are?

I’m going to just relax and be exactly who I’m meant to be.

2. Relax Some More

At the end of the day, time is a gift. That’s why I am going to make time for my health. I can’t be my best self if I’m not my best self — mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

3. Remember You are Here for a Reason

I don’t know why it slipped my mind that I am on a mission to reach incredible levels of greatness when I was cold called. I work hard because I know where I’m coming from and I know where I’m going.

We all have purpose and must prioritize greatness to achieve it.

The key is to relax — relax because purpose is inside of us. Relax some more because we have what it takes to reach it, we just have to put in the work. And lastly, we have to remember that our greatness and our purpose is tied to us being who we are.

I’m prioritizing greatness by prioritizing being me. That’s enough.

Chris Grant

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