Becoming Your Best You

     Within each and every one of us exists a great dream.  A dream that is as unique as our one-of-a-kind fingerprints, our DNA, and our personalities.  For many of us, however, these dreams do not see the light of day. Not because we aren’t smart enough, creative enough, or capable enough.  It’s just that we, like so many others around us, settle for a leading a life far smaller and narrower than we are capable of living.

      Instead of striving to transform the deeply personal desire to grow into the best version of ourselves possible into tangible action, what I call leading our lives in a more excellent way, we all-too-often allow the status quo to have its way with us. And so, we freeze up, get stuck in a rut, and start believing mediocre, average, and merely fitting in instead of standing out, is as good as it gets. In other words, we fall prey to believing making an important contribution to the world is reserved for someone else. Those who somehow deserve it, possess special skills, titles, ranks or roles, or are truly blessed.

    The truth of the matter is, nothing could be further from the truth. I wrote Mediocre Me to remind each of us that all we have to do to lead a life of true meaning, value, and significance is to risk taking that first courageous step in a different, more empowering direction. A direction that encourages each of us to willingly reject mediocrity and embrace excellence as our preferred way of being in the world so we can do our part to make tomorrow a little better than we found it today—one opportunity at a time. 

     So what are you waiting for?

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John Michel
experienced leader, humanitarian, visioneer, and renown status quo buster,
is the author of the ground breaking book:
Mediocre Me: How Saying No to the Status Quo will Propel you from Ordinary to Extraordinary
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