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Why You Should Never Settle for a Good Life

“Most people settle for “good-enough.” Their diet, dating partners, job, income, and relationships are all merely “good-enough.” But since their choices are common, that’s what their life becomes.” — Anthony Moore

Life is an infinite cascade of probabilities. There is only one certain end destination, and that is death. So why get comfortable at any other point? You’re never done there. Even if you’re in good position at the current moment, you can still go from good to great!

To become content and static means a waste of time, opportunity and potential.

The Dangers of a Good Life

“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.” — Jim Collins

Take this; you’re in school — getting decent grades, you get enough money week by week to live off, you’re in the gym making gains and you keep a decent diet. At this point you could think you’ve got life figured out. Everything’s good, you’re getting by and get comfortable with what you’ve got — Doing the same stuff day in, day out, not looking to change or challenge yourself.

But that’s a dangerous place.

The grades can still better, you could have more money — get a job, start a business. Your diet might be good but it could still be better — maybe too much sugar, too much eating out, cut it back!

Constant improvement is critical, because while you might be ahead now, the world’s always moving and if you’re not adapting, you’re going to get left behind and time is going to pass you by.

“If you’re not moving at all, you’re not going up and you’re not going down. You’re going down” — Grant Cardone

I learned this, as I’m sure many others did, when I finished high school. I looked back on those years and thought “where have they gone? what have I accomplished?”. Reality was they’d just passed me by and I’d achieved relatively nothing because I wasn’t challenging myself. That’s when I quit thinking I had life all figured out. I got too comfortable. I’d wake up, go to school, hang out with friends, then go home, watch TV and play video games. Repeat.

If your goal is to merely consume your days you’ll become nothing and in 20 years you’ll wonder where that time went.

In Conclusion

You must always challenge what you know. There’s always more to learn and another challenge to overcome.

Do not simply go through your days doing the same routines thinking you’ve got life figured out. Rather, go into each new day doing routines, but be reactive and learn — Think “what can I learn today? How can I make my life better today?”

Become something great!

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Reece Robertson

Reece Robertson

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