Welcome to Your Monday Maxim with Amy:
This your mental Vitamin B. Each Monday I share a little motivation & insight to start the week. You’ve got a lot of people depending on you. There is big work for you to do. So here’s a maxim for you, the smart, ambitious woman, to help you SHINE.
Today’s quote is:
“There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
Your Personal Olympics Happens Daily
Right now we’re in the middle of the Olympics. We’re seeing these stories of people who have come from all different parts of the globe learning and working and mastering these fine technical skills to be able to do things that I don’t even think about it regularly. Watching all of these specific events last night my family was so fun. We loved watching the luge where he (Chris Mazdzer) was coming down. The other guy was on his way to getting his fourth gold medal in the event and made a mistake. We couldn’t see a mistake at all. We rewound and went forward and rewound and went forward trying to find an error. Think of all those different things how people are working to get so good at what they do and they’re so specific and technical.
Now think about you in your life. There’s a lot of things that we do that are so routine that are so every day that we have to do them over and over again. And it all comes with and you decide to win inside. And there’s a difference between getting the job done and just rushing through it and then you’re done and you throw it out there and it’s done for the world. And there you go. And then there’s the difference between I’ve got to do this but I’m going to make it really polished and give something to the world. So you spend just a couple of few seconds not the rest of your life not taking a 20 minute project and turning into a four hour project. But you know there’s just that little 10 percent difference. Some people call it going the extra mile. Some people say put on excellence. Some people say make it shine. It depends on what works for you.
Decide to Win
There is that decision within. That happens and when you decide to make sure that what you’re putting out in the world is high quality, high caliber, excellent work. There are people around you who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world. They will remind you don’t you know that you’re not important. They’ll tell you, you know nobody’s seen what you’re doing. Nobody really cares. You need to do something different. And if you have heard comments like that go ahead and raise your hand right now because in my mind I see those people who said that to me. I can almost hear their comments again and I’m going to keep continuing to do my best to put the sparkle on it to give it my best effort not for anybody else not because I’m going to win an Olympic gold medal. It’s none of that. It’s because inside I have decided to do my best. Just like you. That’s what makes you different as a smart ambitious woman. It’s these kinds of specifics: doing our best; giving our best effort; being a winner in the day to day routine. That makes it something extraordinary right now during the Olympics I’m loving watching these just these bits and pieces that we can get in and squeeze into our life.
Be Your Own Personal Commentator
Think of how much we see these athletes who have been working for years and years so we can watch them for just a few moments.
Can you imagine if the things that you’re doing as smart, ambitious women if you had three point two minutes to show us your fine quality skills at getting the dishes done? Commentators would say, “Look how she’s doing folks. Her technique is incredible. She is sweeping the floor with such precision. I love the way she gracefully extends the plates from the dishwasher to the shelf in one smooth glide. Mmmm. Such precision. Such drive. This is what Olympic dish doers look like.”
Imagine if every event that you were doing, like the laundry, the errands, the regular routine stuff that has to be done would be if you had your own Olympic commentator?
Remember, you go for the gold. It starts right with you. Hey I know what you’re doing is important. I’m so grateful for it. I love seeing your efforts come through.
You are worth it. You make a difference.
Now, go shine!