Is this where we settle? Good? Do we not look at better or try to do our best?  Good is okay but certainly not where we should end up! Try and follow (please note this is written after The Recruiting Animal Show on November 10,2010)

HOW is “Good” enough?  When we look at success, look at our job list, look at our partner or employer and say “meehh, good enough.”  Is this a point where we should settle? NO!! Strive to do better and strive to be better– Good is not Good Enough!!

WHERE is “Good” enough? possibly the bedroom or the kitchen, Good enough is not Good enough in the workplace as this leads to complacency and boredom. This means the challenge has been beaten and we have no more goals.. NOT acceptable, on a personal level or on a business level; Strive to be more and to do more as second place goes to the runner up, not to the winner; and we should always be striving to win.

WHEN is “Good” enough?  If you can place a time with a straight face then you are not being serious with yourself or those around you!!  There is Never,Never a time where you should settle for “Good Enough”  You can always strive to be better and push those around you until they push back and make you do better as well.  The Mountain is long, The River is wide….yada, yada, yada: But excuses either by you or to you should not be accepted. Challenge yourself and Challenge all those around you.  No Challenge, then you my friend are playing in the wrong sandbox, and you need to find somewhere else to play!! Not enough playmates–Find them!! Open your eyes because they are right in front of you; waiting to join in on your new, cool club.

WHY is “Good” (not enough)?  Because you need the challenge. You need to wake up every morning scared that you have no control of your mind and let it go! You are your own biggest adversary and your biggest confidant. There is nothing wrong with two faces or two attitudes; just know when the time is right to use each one– or the other people in the room will be calling for help. If you have ADD, find someone with OCD to compliment you and keep yourself focused.  The opposite is also true, the time to use the mental issue as a strength is NOW!!!! Rip the phone out of the wall, and get ready to kick some doors down; you know that “good” is not enough and that “good” is not personally acceptable. Set the bar higher and find those in your circle  who will challenge you to be your best.  Most, if not all, of us have joined the social media age, and are part of Twitter, Face-Book, LinkedIn, and especially WordPress; so there are people to challenge us!!!! Turn that light bulb on in the brain-compartment and get ready for a better you and a better day. Repeat after me–“I AM GREAT!!;and I KNOW IT!!!”; and get ready to say that to everyone who doubts your resolve. (See section above about being number two).

WHAT is “Good” (enough?): Yesterday… because from this day forward sunshine, nothing but the ABSOLUTE best should be the goal, and each day we should try and be just that little bit better than we were, because we have many challenges in sight, and only our absolute tip top best is going to be……Good Enough!!!

Something to Think About……

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About The Daniel J. Smith

Daniel J. Smith is a Peer Supporter, Public speaker, Writer and Presenter. Daniel carries a belief that all people have an opinion and deserve to be heard; especially those who are living a life that provides more questions than answers. Daniel is a survivor, and through his desire to support peers in similar situations to himself; hopefully a conversation can be started in a positive focus. Daniel has lived in the self harm arena and the mental health/illness arena long enough to know that there is always time to..take1moreday. Thanks for coming by.

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