A life of greatness is not reserved for the chosen few: women and men with perfect skin, flawless teeth and a royal pedigree. There are no extra human beings on the planet and every single one of us, I deeply believe, can choose to create a life of greatness and extraordinary meaning. It all comes down to Small Daily Acts of Greatness (SDAG). I have been teaching this principle and the impact has been profound. Essentially, a great life is nothing more than a series of great, well-lived days strung together like a necklace of pearls.
As you live your days, so you create your life. The point really is: if you show up fully each and every day and play your best game during the waking hours of each one of your days, you will be guaranteed an extraordinary life. If you improve your health or your relationships or your professional knowledge only 1% each day, after one month this will amount to a 30% increase. After one year this will amount to a 365% increase. By devoting yourself to continuous improvement and excellence in minor ways each day, your life really can transform.
To me, the Small Daily Acts of Greatness concept is very powerful. It means that – to live our best lives – we do not need to make a giant transformation. Instead, we need to only focus on getting a little bit better each and every day (in every dimension of our life). I invite you to consider that if you do not play your biggest game as a human being and realize your highest potential, you will be betraying yourself. And at the end of your life, I do believe, that nothing so breaks your heart than realizing that you have used only a tiny segment of your human potential. There can be no happiness if there is a giant gap between the person you were meant to be and the person that you currently are. To close this gap, do small things well each day. Develop your intellectual base a little bit more. Be more loving. Be more innovative. Take more risks. Develop deeper relationships. And dream even 1% more. Your great days will lead you to your great life.
~ Robin Sharma
Shatter Your Standards (davidkanigan.com)