One of my heroes is John Maxwell. I was recently listening to a lesson he taught and he said something that I thought was extremely profound. He said this:
“When you think of John Maxwell, don’t think of brilliance, don’t think of success, don’t think of the books or the lessons, etc. When you think of John Maxwell, what you need to think is this: Day in. Day out. Day in. Day out. Day in. Day out. I’m so boring!”
What does John attribute his success to? Showing up and giving your best everyday. Day in. Day out. Day in. Day out. My high school football coach said it like this, “Day to day intensity, week to week consistency, builds champions!”
In his book Today Matters, John said, “The secret to your success will always be found in your daily agenda.”
So, how does this apply to you? Everyday you need to ask yourself the following questions:
- Am I showing up and giving my best everyday?
- Is what I am doing today going to get me to where I want to go tomorrow?
- What excuses am I making for not giving my best today?
- What is the risk of not showing up everyday? What could I miss out on?
Make the commitment right now that you are going to show up day in and day out. Day in and day out in your marriage, your career, your walk with God, your choices, and everything else you do.
It will drastically change your life.
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