First of all you need to aim beyond what you are capable of

February 2, 2016

 

.. and I'm not capable of writing a blog, but entertain the idea anyway. I was in Burlington recently and I ran into a rack of books (literally and figuratively). I browsed for a few minutes and decided on two books. I Know You Think You Know It All: Advice and Observations for you to Stand Apart in Public and Online by Chris Black and It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden. Both books were fantastic, quick reads, but I keep going back to the Arden book. You know what they say about going back right? Yea me neither. It's a worthwhile read. One page in particular is aggressivley highlighted and annotated, page 17. " You can achieve the achievable." Corny, I know, but bare with me. It's a simple statement that our parents and teachers have been drilling into our heads and hearts since we were little.  Think about it though. We actually can achieve the unacheiveable. What's unachieveable anyway? Who even came up with that word. Someone small I assume. Arden insists that "we must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. Try to do things you are incapable of. If you think you're unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim." Where am I going with this? It's this quote and book that is driving me right now. There are so many opportunities throughout the day to succumb to mediocracy. So I'm currently completly disregarding my capabilities by; learning to play the guitar, writing this blog, balancing school and work and consistently going to the gym. haha. That last one is the hardest for sure. Be well! 

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