I came back from Las Vegas and wanted to make changes. In one of the seminars, they talked about asking others as to how they perceived the same time or place. It got me to thinking about how I am perceived. So yesterday, I asked my boss.
And he told me the truth.
It’s a funny thing about the truth. Sometimes you think you want it when really you don’t. That came in the form of this revelation:
I do just enough to get by.
Now my “just enough” is pretty good but I could do better and don’t. My radio career failed because I didn’t go the extra mile. In my job, I could do more but I don’t. I claim I want to win the World Championship of Public Speaking but I don’t put in nearly the effort to do so. Even with the weight loss, if I get to 5 pounds and I could get higher, instead I take as a time to go eat pizza or something.
The good news–it’s fixable.
The bad news–I’m not sure I want to.
Yes, I want more and better but am I willing to do it? Will I put in supreme effort? Worse, what if I do and fail?
So where does that leave me?
Nobody wants to admit they’re not willing to do something. It’s a horrible feeling. It’ll make you sick to your stomach. The obvious step is to make a change. But what happens when you’re not willing to? What do you do then? Can you live with yourself knowing you’ll never be what you could be?
What do you do when you open a door and find the answer wishing you’d never seen it?
I have a lot to think about and soul search now.