Yes, underachiever. That was the label bestowed upon me by Chuck Bowen, my friend and übercoach from San Antonio, Texas. Actually, it was more like, “you’re the biggest underachiever in our group.”
And it was probably one of the greatest compliments and motivations I’ve ever received.
I was quick to retort that I had a lot of untapped potential…then my voice faded and it hit me. Same stinking difference!
But this shouldn’t be about me…it needs to be about you. So, are you and underachiever too?
Do you have grand dreams and visions?
That’s a good start, but stop there and you’re just a dreamer.
Do you have the skills, talents and abilities to make them happen?
Keep going, you’re on the right track. But there has to be more or your just a capable dreamer.
Have you taken the first step to make it happen?
This is the difference between being an underachiever and a never-gonna-achiever. Underachievers have already started.
Being an underachiever is the first step to greatness. It means you haven’t yet realized your potential. But you can’t stop at one step. You haven’t yet given all you’ve got for a worthy cause.
This is HUGE! It means you have a reason to get out of bed in the morning and make something happen. And the next day and the next day…and so on, until…
Until you reach your full potential. I’m hoping that means a life long journey that ends with “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
Then I want to hear…”Now I have something new for you to do!”
My dreams are bigger than ever before, thanks to a weekend in Colorado with my Free Agent Academy friends.
Go do something! Make something happen!