Are You Willing To Give Up The Good For The Great?

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – Rockefeller

Is that a powerful quote or what? When I read that quote on a friends page (thanks, Laura!) it really made an impact. Actually, it kind of stung. It allowed me to take a look at all the ways I’m settling for mediocrity; settling for ‘good enough,’ and “shoulding” on myself

I tend to settle for ‘good enough’ when I don’t allow my needs to be met. Earlier today it took everything I could to stay on task with my marketing. I had no motivation. I chose to check in with myself to see what I needed and found that I really wanted to get away from my desk and get out in nature. So I did and had I not honored my heart in that moment, I wouldn’t be excited about writing this post! During my time in nature I felt nourished and rejuvenated which left me excited to get back home and write!

What good are you willing to give up to step into greatness? What gets in the way of my greatness are my addictions. I’m talking about my internal addictions; I can be addicted to trying, addicted to scarcity, addicted to having to know, and the list goes on and on. Sound familiar? What if shifting from good to great was to shift all self sabotaging internal dialogue and honor each moment and the wisdom that is available in the present?

I’ve created a great day because I’m honoring each moment, letting go of trying to make this moment anything other than what it is, letting go of feeling as though I’m not doing enough, letting go of having to know what the next moment will bring, and the list goes on and on.

I pray that you make this a great day as well!

By | 2010-07-08T12:37:46+00:00 July 8th, 2010|Categories: Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |2 Comments


  1. Al December 25, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    Thank you for your post. You made my day! Al

  2. debleoni January 6, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    You are so welcome, Al!