I read a great blog today from over at davidfoster.tv. The post is below. Take some time to answer this question, What kind of person are you?
There are four kinds of people, I’ve discovered. Here they are:
1. COULD DO PERSON. “I could do that” These are the people that make excuses why they didn’t do it. If all the stars aligned and all the resources were made available, they could do that.
2. LIKE TO DO PERSON. “I’d like to do that” That’s the person who says that if it’s simple, easy and fast, I wouldn’t mind having the reward.
3. SHOUD DO PERSON. “I should do that” That’s the person who lives by an inner sense of the moral rightness of a thing, but is never able to make the connection to move into action.
4. MUST DO PERSON. “I must do that” That’s the person who, in spite of lack of resources, opportunity, and skill, will go out and find all three.
Here is the question I have for you. WHAT IS YOUR MUST? There are not many. There are probably not more than three, certainly no more than five in your life. But what are the things that you absolutely must do; must do or die? Not could do, not should do, not would do, but must do. If you haven’t found those things, you’re living your life as a terrible risk. What’s the risk? To waste it at things you’re really not good at, that you don’t care about, and are way too easy to do.
Remember, it’s the mediocre middle that looks for things that are fast, easy, and simple. It’s the elite, the excellers, the achievers, the succeeders, and those who raise their game to a level of must who end up with the money, power, and satisfaction. It will cause you tension, aggravation, and sleepless nights. It will wear you out and push you down the road. BUT THAT’S WHAT YOU WERE MADE FOR.