There are hundreds of distractions that attack us on a daily basis. We are bombarded by commercials, infomercials, flyers, pamphlets, leaflets, emails, tweets, text messages, and so on.
We do our best to avoid the mayhem, but we usually succumb to a few of the most appealing options that find their way onto our radar screens. We eat at good restaurants, read good articles, watch good movies, and listen to good music. But when it comes to making decisions about what we should do with our lives, good just doesn’t cut it.
I don’t just want a good wife, I want an amazing wife that I can love passionately.
I don’t just want a decent job, I want a calling that I can pursue zealously.
I don’t just want religion, I want a spiritual relationship that I can experience deeply.
But so often we say “yes” to good because it is safe.
It feels good.
It involves very little risk.
It is easy.
And good is what everyone is telling you to do!
If good wasn’t good enough, then it wouldn’t be good right?
WRONG! Good will destroy you!
Good will steal your passion.
Good will downgrade your dream.
Good will paralyze you with indecision, hesitation, and doubt.
Good is the antithesis of great…
Great requires sacrifice. Great requires pain. Great involves struggle, difficulty, and failure.
But great brings meaning. Great makes you feel alive. And great inspires you to be more than you ever thought possible.
So the next time a good opportunity arises, I suggest that you pass…
Take a chance on great… IT’S WORTH IT!