Let’s turn the temperature up and take things to a higher degree. Everyone tries to be too cool, but being lackadaisical and being complacent does not allow a person to reach their full potential. If we want the world to be a better place, then we must make the decision to raise others up instead of remaining muddled with the mediocre masses. As with all of the other posts in this series, you will be given four different steps that will take you to the next degree.
1. Discipline. The tricky thing about discipline is that discipline involves the concept of self-control. We must put in the effort to make sure that we do commit errors while others all around us are doing dumb stuff. Making the choice to do and say the right thing while the rest of the world praises moronic behavior has to be exercised on a daily basis.
Daily self-evaluation is necessary so that the heart does not become cold as ice. People being desensitized to violence explains why things do not change until someone dies. Choosing to do the right thing saves lives. Choosing to be good gives those around you an example of discipline to follow.
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2. Do things well. Instead of doing what you are supposed to do, always look to do more than what is required. The pursuit of excellence unlocks creativity within you that you did not know that you possessed. For me, this post is an example of excellence. I chose to take advantage of this blogging opportunity that has been provided by Virily. As I started this series, I did not think that I would be writing Part 46 at this moment. A small snowball rolling downhill eventually becomes an avalanche.
3. Be bold. Be willing to go beyond societal norms. Be willing to go beyond your own shyness. Be courageous. Do not be afraid of what others may say or what others may do. I always think about the example set by Hank Aaron, baseball’s home run king, whenever I reflect on being bold. When he was about to break the home run record set by Babe Ruth in 1973, Aaron received multiple death threats because some morons believed a Black man should not hold America’s greatest sports record. Instead of cowering to these idiots, he still went out every game and played until he broke the record. Never allow for threats to stop you because he is alive today. Those threats were 46 years ago.
4. Believe. Nobody else will believe in your vision except for you because you are the only one that can see what you aspire for yourself to become in the future. Nobody becomes a believer in you until you accomplish your goals. Never give up on your goals. Only believe.
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