By Casey Grey
The "Pretty Good" Life
I believe we underestimate the power of repetition. Doing the same thing over and over again. Until it's engrained in our subconscious. Until we can do it in our sleep.
Doing scales on a piano is boring. It's mundane. It's tedious. So is practicing a curveball as a pitcher in baseball. So is running the same football play over and over again. So is doing free throws in basketball. So is going to the driving range for golf. So is doing the same meditation every day.
But this is the work that separates the best in the world from the "pretty good".
It does not take that much work to become "pretty good" at anything. But "pretty good" is just a hobby. If that's what you want, then it's perfect. It's really easy to have a "pretty good" life.
Most people don't just want a "pretty good" life though. Most people want to be the best. However most people are not willing to do what it takes to actually become the best. They want the reward without the investment.
Everything worth having in life requires an investment if you want to maximize it. Whether it's time, money or something else, you need to have skin in the game. You need to be committed.
Do not expect to have an outstanding relationship with your spouse if you're not willing to put the time into working on the relationship.
Do not expect to be a millionaire if you're not willing to learn how to manage your money properly.
Do not expect to make the Olympics if you're not willing to practice more than anybody else.
Do not expect to create a billion dollar company if you're only willing to work 40 hours a week.
Do not expect to be the best if you're not willing to work the hardest.
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