“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
Someone is sitting in your chair.
There’s something familiar about this person.
They have an uncanny, striking resemblance to you.
Same height, same shoe size and same eye color.
But as you look closer, you notice subtle differences.
They are eating cleaner and look healthier…younger even.
They are exercising regularly and definitely training harder.
They are so much more focused…and driving bigger results.
They are following up and following through on all commitments.
They are taking initiative, moving faster and making things happen.
Say hello to the new and improved you.
The new and improved you knows the same things you know.
They’ve had the same successes and made the same mistakes.
They strive to live up to the same virtues and struggle with the same vices.
The new and improved you is not perfect…just a better version of who you were yesterday.
The difference between who you are now and the new and improved you begins with the choices you make.
The new and improved you decides that it’s far better to face a fear, to overcome it… than it is to run away from it.
The new and improved you decides that speed and initiative produces better results than procrastination and excuses.
The new and improved you decides that the suffering costs of failure are more expensive than the suffering costs of success.
The new and improved you knows, just as you know, that pursuing your dreams is scary, uncomfortable and challenging.
The new and improved you chooses to become their own hero, to go north and confidently move in the direction of their dreams.
The new and improved you knows that the thrill is in the chase, that happiness is motion…that you should pursue goals just beyond your reach.
The new and improved you knows that the only person they are in competition with is who they were yesterday. And you know it too.
The new and improved you also knows that…
Gary Ryan Blair
P.S. We get better when we do better. And we do better when we know better.
Personal development and the commitment to challenging ourselves to get a little better every day is the way that we ultimately unleash our greatness…and make our mark.
That’s the reason why I created the 100 Day Challenge, a proven process for increasing your performance and for showing you how to become a better and far more capable human being.
Posted on August 28th, 2017 by Gary Ryan Blair