Give it what it takes

Doing your best is not enough, doing what is required is what brings success in life. I’ve heard people say words like… I’ve tried my best, I’ve done my best… but are never satisfied with the result they get. Why?… I’ll tell you… When you say words like that, what you’re saying is….

– I can’t continue any longer

– I’ve done all I can do

– I’m limited and this is all I can give

– There’s nothing in me that can make it happen.

NO…… You are more than what you think you are. You have been blessed and equipped for greatness. Every necessary resources needed to be great and successful is in you. All you gotta do is stop going the normal mile and start running the extra mile because that’s where the treasure is.

Words like I mentioned above is life limiting and will not allow you to bring out the greatness in you. To be honest, there is no way a man can excel in life using such words because it takes a strong mind and a mind ready to give it all to get the goodies out of life.

Many of us preferred to stay in our comfort zone, where we don’t give much and where much is not required of us. You can’t rise and shine like that…. do you say why….? Why is because your comfort zone is like a shell around you. Nothing new can come in and nothing can go out. You can’t run beyond the boundaries of the shell, you can’t grow tall because there is a set height you can grow to. You can’t expand, you are limited in every way. You’re just there, equipped for greatness but yet living a low life.

You need to break the shell if you want to impact the world and be successful.

… To be great, you need to do what is required and not just your best.

For example, your best might be waking up 7am in the morning to do a particular task because you believe you need a good rest… it’s good… while what is actually required for the job to be done is you waking up by 6am. You see… the difference between the required and your best is just one hour, not much right…? Yeah… but it’s the extra mile needed for accomplishment.

… Successful people give what it takes, what is required and not just their best.

Thomas Edison is one of the world’s greatest inventors in history. “None of my inventions came by accident. I see a worthwhile need to be met and I make trial after trial until it comes. What it boils down to is one per cent(1%) inspiration and ninety-nine per cent(99%) perspiration” – Thomas Edison, interview 1929. Click Thomas Edison to read about his life and work.

Yes… your best is needed but it’s not just enough to get it done. That’s why many of us are still where we are today. You can’t keep doing the same thing in the same way and expect a different result. We’ve done our best, now is the time to do what is actually required. It ain’t gonna be easy but it’s going to worth it. Go and shine.

… it feels great to get inspired together once again. Coming next is what to do to be great in life.

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Author: Rotimi Elijah

Rotimi Elijah likes to motivate and inspire people. He likes to be among happy people who loves unconditionally. He believes that love is the basis to true happiness.

33 thoughts on “Give it what it takes”

  1. What a great post, and I love it. Excuses are illusions which is blocking one from seeing possibilities. Once they are broken, one’s achievements is unlimited.

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  2. You make some great points here! It makes me think of when I used to run cross country – I would never beat my time if I only ran 3 miles a day. In order to run the race faster, I had to build endurance by pushing myself to run farther, 7 -10 miles a day. That is when my race times picked up, and I was able to finish strong. Thanks for a great post!

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