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3 Positive and Negative Results From the Desire to Be the Best



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Many people are addicted to success. They want to be the first and the best. They want their names on the newspapers, acclaimed as pioneers and explorers. But, like everything else, there is a positive and a negative aspect to this behavior.

Here are 3 positive aspects of trying to become the best:

1. You will seek self-improvement

If you cultivate the desire to become the best, you will seek constant self-improvement. You will analyze your behavior and try to fix anything that might become a disadvantage along the way. You will happily go to therapy, do meditation, go to the gym, and eat healthily. You want to be admired in every aspect of your life, and nothing will be too hard to be done.

“Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.” –Anthony J. D’Angelo

2. You will learn new things

In order to come up with new and original ideas, you will spend a great amount of your time learning new things. You will try to find out everything that has been done in your area of expertise and to figure out what hasn’t been done yet, or what can be done better.

And if you realize that there are skills that you don’t have to achieve your goal, you will learn them as fast as you can. You will find the time and the money, and you will dedicate yourself to your best.


3. You will accomplish your goals

And because it is so important to you, you will achieve your goals. You will get things done, no matter what. You will never procrastinate, and you will find the resources that you need to make things happen. No excuses or limitation will stay between you and your achievements.

Here are 3 negative aspects of trying to become the best:

1. Failure and losses will hit you harder

On the other hand, people who always need to be the best can’t deal well with failure and losses. They get obsessed with winning, even if it is just a board game. A step back is a tragedy to them.

Even though they might understand that failure is a natural part of any journey, they will still feel like they are being left behind and that the outcome was unfair – considering how hard they tried. It might make far more difficult for them to recharge and start over.


2. You will expect perfection from everybody

Because it’s such a natural behavior for you, you will think that everybody should get the same thrill from being the best that you experience. That is to say that your standards will be high. So high that many people might think that they can never live up to your expectations.

As a consequence, some people addicted to success might become very lonely or find it difficult to keep a long-term relationship. Even with family and friends, things might not happen so easy as they could be.

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” – Donald Miller

3. You won’t accomplish your goals

As often as being self-driven can help you to achieve your goals, it might work the other way around. Instead of giving you the energy to make things happen, it might drain you to the point of overthinking and paralyzing your movements.

People who are afraid of failure, as mentioned above, don’t usually take action, just because they don’t want to take the risk. They can’t see that doing anything at all is not a recipe for a safe passage, but to boredom and disappointment in the future.

The desire of becoming the best can be your best friend or worst enemy. It will depend on how you let it control your decisions and the way you see the world. If you use it to achieve your goals, you are bound to accomplish them. But if you take it to the extreme level, it will just make you lonely and depressed. So balance it wisely.

How has trying to be the best affected your life? Please leave your thoughts below!

Malia Keirsey is a young photographer and web designer on the Flash Essay from Chicago. She shares her experience with people by articles about human behavior and decisions that affect the world around us. You can follow her on Twitter.

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There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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