Life is about taking a chance and some risks are involved. A lot of people are waiting for their “Dare to be Great Moment.” What if I told you that it isn’t a moment, but an entire lifetime?
Imagine this: You are part of an amazing comedy duo in the 60’s, your popularity has taken off!
Your Dare to be Great Moment
What better place to showcase your talents than the Ed Sullivan Show, right? This is a lifetime of exposure, if you do great, you will never have to solicit business again. If you bomb: you are made fun of and forgotten forever.
This is the moment that dreams are made of, this IS the exact moment Eminem raps about in “Lose Yourself.” Then you realize one thing once you arrive… you are on with the Beatles. No matter how good bad or ugly it is, no one is going to remember you.
Your dare to be great moment is reduced to an anecdotal story 50 years later about how Lennon owes you a dime for a Coke.
Brill and McCall
Obviously, for the Comedy duo of Brill and McCall, this is what happened. I have read in other interviews that they really thought it was a nightmare and they were toast. Obviously, they didn’t do too bad, but what if they would have quit and this was there only “Dare to be Great Moment?”
So let’s get back to reality and ask ourselves when is my “Dare to be Great Moment?” After sharing the above-mentioned story I truly believe that every day is your “Dare to be Great Moment”
When is my “Dare to be Great Moment?”
Most people aren’t great at what they do. Seriously, they aren’t great at it. OK at best… They may be an accountant, a trucker, a doctor, or a nurse. Most people don’t take pride in what they do. It is a job.
Reuters recently did a study on call center employees and 66% of them don’t do the best work that they can do. IN A CALL CENTER. If you can’t take a call center seriously how can you be expected to take anything seriously?
I hear the cry from people all the time, “but Drew if I had a real job and made real money I would take things more seriously.”
FALSE! If you took things seriously you would have a better job and make more money.
EVERY DAY IS YOUR “DARE TO BE GREAT MOMENT”
The worst part is, that is what we are taught when we are growing up: To embrace mediocrity! If we are a little better than everyone else we will be in good shape. The ‘keeping up with the Jones’s mentality.’ We aren’t taught to be different. We are taught to be like someone else.
Have you ever considered that the majority of things that have ever been taught to you haven’t had your best interest in mind? The person teaching you had someone else in mind.
If you don’t make plans for your life and have a dream mapped out, then you will fit quite nicely into someone else’s plans. The downside to this is… most people don’t have big plans for your life.
Take Care of YOU for ME
Seriously, dream big for a moment, let’s just say that you were promoted to CEO of a major company that employed thousands of people, and you could just basically place anyone you knew in any position.
You could, in all reality, name about 10 people that you would really “take care of!” Give them the best jobs, the company car, and all the perks, but what would you do with the others? We are talking thousands of people here that are working for your company. They would become busy worker ants for you and that would be your big plans for their life.
I have nothing against CEOs or working for a big company. The point is YOU and only YOU have to make the plans for your life or you will fit quite nicely into someone else’s plans.
I am not trying to be hard or scornful, but only YOU can do something for YOU.
Don’t wait for your “Dare to be Great!”
Today is your “Dare to be Great Moment!” That moment is now, and today is your once in a lifetime experience.
Let’s face simple facts: Most American’s are overweight, in pain, diseased, and broke. To steal a quote from Dave Ramsey: “Don’t keep up with the Joneses they are broke too.”
At the root, what is the point of this site? To help you become bigger than yourself.
If you want to continue your life the same bad way, you can, but you might miss my next installment of how quitters suck.
You want the truth and the truth hurts. Here is the truth, you probably won’t share this post, you probably will forget about this and you will probably live the rest of your life in a life of mediocrity.
Let’s just see how far the rabbit hole goes.
Until next time,
P.s. This was actually supposed to be the first post here on the site, once I purchased the domain. I had a huge blogger fear and wasn’t able to muster up the strength. However, after my dad’s passing, I posted this post about him, and it sort of got me over the fear of posting.So, to all my readers, thanks for making every post my “Dare to be Great Moment!”