So why even consider breaking out? Unless you know the answer, there’s no point, because your end in mind is always the biggest issue. Without a big enough “why,” nothing happens.
Whom do you “owe?” You owe you! And because you’re the only one who is ultimately responsible for your success or failure, you owe it to yourself to be the best.
Author and minister Eric Thomas, known as the hip-hop preacher, travels the globe spreading that message and motivating people to live up to their fullest potential. He definitely knows a thing or two about breaking out and holding oneself accountable.
Thomas grew up poor in Detroit, dropped out of high school, and lived on the streets for two years. Ultimately he decided to turn his life around, earning a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In addition to being a motivational speaker and YouTube sensation, he founded a company that offers education consulting, executive coaching, and athletic development. His core message: Know what you want from life and then pursue it relentlessly and unapologetically.
We’ve talked in the past about owing things to our colleagues and clients as well as to our family, our community, and our church. Everyone has individual priorities. At the end of the day, however, you owe you, and you owe it to yourself to be the best you can possibly be. That means living a life and running a company without regrets.
All too often I see people who are in the “autumn” of their lives, lamenting the things they wish they’d accomplished —those coulda, woulda, shouldas. It’s tragic to see people in their golden years so filled with regret.
That’s why now is the time to break out! It’s The Better Way—and one of the only ways—to prevent regrets in your life, personally and professionally.
As always, it’s your choice.
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