We often blame our own resources for not achieving excellence. People blame themselves for not being smart enough, not being strong enough or having a limiting environment. Surprisingly enough, those excuses are never the real reason we don’t get what we want. Many studies proofed that everyone has the ability to excel in at least one area in their life.
The real reason is usually that we compare ourselves with people who don’t succeed either. As long as we have another person who regularly fails or as long as we are better than we used to be, we don’t put in the work to becoming great.
It is human nature that we don’t naturally want get out of our ways to set new standards, however we feel amazing and exhilarated once we do.
Instead of leaping out to be special, we like to be around people who make us feel good about ourselves. Truthfully this is a trap, because we’ll never feel good about ourselves if we don’t grow closer to our potential.
As long as we have friends or family who is as bad at something as we are, we don’t have to get disturbed enough to change.
Where does that leave you?
As long as you compare yourself to someone who lacks success, someone who is lazy or fearful, it might ease your self-doubt but leave you unsuccessful for the rest of your life.
Get around people who have more of what it is you want!
If you really want to get better at something and truly feel good about yourself you will need to get around people who are great at what it is you aspire to. If you want to be fit, get around people who are in great shape. If you want to be successful, get around people who consistently work for their success. You will find yourself growing and changing into a person you couldn’t even dream of being.