My entire life I’ve only ever done just enough to get by.
That’s a humbling realization.
When I used to race motocross, I would only ride just fast enough to pass the guy in front of me. It’s the reason I rarely won races if I was leading the pack; the only way I would win is if there was a rider in front of me, baiting me to ride faster!
This condition has followed me ever since.
From the relationships I was in, to the businesses I started, looking back I now realize I would only do enough to keep the other person happy, or make enough money to pay the bills. This was also the reason I stayed in relationships far after I knew I didn’t want to be in them. It’s the reason I worked at jobs that I knew wouldn’t fulfill me, and the reason I never had the level of success I knew I was capable of. Whether it was in my relationships, my fitness, or my businesses, I never truly committed. I would become comfortable where I was currently at, and then I would convince myself it was good enough.
It wasn’t until I hired my first coach and began developing mental mastery that I even began to uncover this pattern I had developed.
Four years ago, I had no concept of what my “Best Self” even was, let alone being on a path that would allow me to develop it.
Today my vision is clear.
My health, wealth, relationships, and self-mastery are clearly defined with a picture of what I want it to look like.
This is only the first step.
Creating my Best Life is an ongoing process with lots of challenges and setbacks, but now I have the awareness. Now I know what I need to do on a daily basis to take the steps necessary to be a better version of myself.
I am far from perfect, and that’s ok; because I know that I am on the path to my Best Self.
My word for 2015 is: Commitment