Never settle. A phrase I heard from a man named Andy Frisella, the CEO of First Phorm Supplements. He talks about, his athletes talk about it. They live and die by that phrase. I became captivated by it about a year ago. That idea of never giving up, never stopping and say, "That's good enough." But to always strive for the best, do it until it's great, perfecting every aspect of your professional and personal life.
I've watched my dad bust his ass day in and day out. It's hard not be lazy after watching that for 18 years. After all that, working was easy for me. Doing the jobs that no one wanted to do. Taking the initiative when there's something that needs to get done. Working late just to make sure its done properly. And this mentality is all about the work you put in.
This mentality can be dangerous, because you become so focused on becoming better that all you can see are the negatives. You can develop a negative mindset where nothing works and you keep on failing. You have to balance the negatives and the positives so you don't go insane, because nothing is ever good enough for you. No matter what it is never good enough. There is always something that you could have done better, faster, smoother. You keep rolling that thought through your head of what you could have done better and it never stops.
We can't just be good at something. We have to be great at it. If we're not great at it, we're going to become great at it or find something else that we're great at. When we figure something out we go onto the next. We need to be challenged so when there's no challenge we get bored. This probably affects us more in our personal lives than professional, because most people aren't like that. A lot of times people who don't understand this mindset just become boring after a while. We often just float around from groups of people to find the ones we like and don't like. Unfortunately or fortunately, haven't figured out which one yet, it's the same thing with girls. If you can't excite the head that's on top of our body you won't get far.
A little example of this is that I have a hard time talking to people, like ordering pizza is hard for me and ordering pizza is simple and, I would think, easy. I sit back and observe way more than I speak. While observing is good and you can learn a lot by that, I end up acting like a deer in the headlights when someone says hey to me. My mind scrambles and I end up coming off as shady or rude because I don't know what to say. But instead of accepting it and being like, "this is who I am." I'm working to change that so I can hold a conversation with someone. In my new school I'm forced to talk to people and instead of waiting for someone to talk to me, I'm trying to start the conversation with them. That's that never settle mentality.