You don’t get points for trying. “Trying” usually falls within the realm of mediocrity. And mediocre effort is a liability to your success. You win by executing. Execution is worshiped! It is the one success variable you can control. Execution is your leverage.
It is so easy to fall victim to the mindset that “trying” is enough. It is so easy to convince oneself that all one has to do is “try” and success will come. Well, if attaining success were that easy, then everybody would be winning.
The reality is, many people spend their entire lives “trying” to win, “trying” to reach the top, “trying” to be good enough, often without actually filling the void within themselves. The question now becomes, why was there a void in the first place? And why wasn’t one’s good effort enough to fill that void?
To be honest, my effort, your effort will never be good enough to fill a void that really does not exist. You see, the whole notion of “trying” is BS. Think about it. When you say you are trying, you are often doing so based on society’s expectations of what success supposedly entails. If you buy into society’s assumptions relating to success and the idea of winning, then it is easy to see why “trying” is often not enough.
On the other hand, if you frame your reality based on the mindset that you ARE enough, then no longer will the focus be on your attempt or effort to accomplish a task or your dream. Think about it. A hummingbird pales in comparison to an eagle. Yet still, the hummingbird does not ask itself, am I good enough—are my efforts enough? It simply is!
Likewise, no two people are alike. Your attempts at “trying” to be what you are not can only take you so far. Becoming the best version of you begins with accepting ALL of you. When you make a decision to BE the authentic you, it is at that moment you will free up your creative energy and stretch beyond the limits of your creative endurance.
In doing so, you will fulfill the highest expression of self and experience true happiness.