My wife used to sell coffee. I used to be a journalist. A friend of mine used to be a audio engineer.
We all used to be something. And now we’re something different. Maybe you used to be single, but now have a family to support. Maybe you used to be too afraid of risk or filled with self-doubt or unable to step into the unknown and do something remarkable.
If there’s one constant in our little breath of an existence, it’s change. Life is an ever-continuing series of seasons. If we obsess over our “future” we’ll miss the beauty and opportunities of the season we’re in.
Don’t do that.
Don’t fear picking the wrong thing or “wasting” your time. Instead, focus on getting better. Embrace the season you’re in and take advantage of the opportunities it affords you to make small, consistent progress.
If you improve 1 percent each week, how much better will you be in a year?
Change is inevitable. Excellence is not.
But if you choose, you can make a habit of the latter.
Published by Adam Clark on January 23, 2015
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