Don’t Try to Impress Just Be Impressive!
What type of standards do you have for your life? How do you like to present yourself? What do you like to wear? How do you do your hair? Is your house/apartment/room clean? What about your car? What type of career do you want? Are you happy with it? Are you in shape? How do you eat? How are your kids? How’s your social life?
There is a reason why I ask these questions. Lately I look around and I see people bending over backwards to try and impress other people. They want to have the appearance of having high standards. We dress all nice when we go out so that people can look at us and be impressed with what they see. When we have company come over we clean our house to the tee. I love it when I go visit someone and you can see the vacuum cleaner lines in the carpet lol. In general we put our best foot forward because we want to look good for others. On the surface this appears to be a noble cause. It’s always good to make sure we give people a pleasant experience when they encounter us. I get that. What about when nobody is around.
Don’t YOU deserve to have a clean house? Why should YOU have to ride around in a nasty car? Why wouldn’t you want to look your best ALL the time? There is nothing as funny as seeing someone with a very nice profile picture but you know they look nothing like that in real life! We often go through this cycle of living life to please others. You know at work when the boss comes around we are going to really be on point with our job. We are going to have our work space clean and generally give our nest effort. I used to work at several jobs where there was some big alarm that went off whenever a big boss was in the house. My managers and supervisors would go around reminding everybody to straighten up and be their best. As I look back on it I now think that’s just terrible management. Why not be on point ALL the time simply because that’s where your personal standards are!
I believe that excellence is a character trait. You are either excellent or you’re not. Doing your best sometimes is not sometime excellence, its mediocrity in my opinion. You can’t turn a switch on or off whenever you want! Being mediocre leads to an average and miserable life in my opinion. Who wants that? I certainly don’t!
I challenge every one of you to make excellence a habit. You don’t need a reason to look good, be clean, or give your best. Stop trying to impress people, just BE IMPRESSIVE! Develop a standard of excellence that you refuse to compromise for anyone or anything! Give your best effort no matter what you do. At work, go hard as if it’s the last job you’ll ever have. DO these things and watch how your life changes for the better over time!
My motto is LOOK YOUR BEST, FEEL YOUR BEST, and BE YOUR BEST!