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Do you Dare to be That Good?

September 15, 2014 3 Comments

What is the best thing you have ever accomplished? Was it a great job or a great speech. Did you turn around a company? Maybe it was the blog post that went viral? Perhaps you are still looking for that “best thing.”

 Dare to be that good

The question is, do you dare to be that good? Several months ago I read an article from Asher Speechworks that asked the question, “Do you dare to be that Good?”  It is an article on giving great speeches but I think the principle applies to all areas of our life.

 “If you choose to be good, you’re going to stand out from your peers. And that can be scary.” – Speechworks

We live in a world that is full of middle of the road people. If I am honest, I will tend to be a middle of the road kind of person myself. We do just enough to get by. Our work blends in with the crowd which feels safe. It is OK but that is all it is, just OK. Will we dare to something greater? Being good all the time causes us to stand out from the crowd; it can be scary.

 When we dare to be good:

  • We can’t hide in the middle of the crowd any longer – we stand out.
  • The crowd becomes our critics trying to pull us back into compliance. They will accuse us of being arrogant and a show off.
  • We walk the razors edge between success and failure

 How can we be that good?

  • Realize what your are doing today is not enough.
  • Good results requires good actions.
  • Be disciplined and pay the cost. – There is no luck, there is only hard work and God’s favor. Great success always requires a great cost.
  • Focus on the activities that are best for you, your family, and God’s will for your life. Be willing to say No to all the rest.
  • Have a thick skin – You can’t be moved by the critics from the crowd. (Tweet This)
  • Be willing to help others rise above. – Be willing to help them without looking for something in return
  • Have a faith that does not waver – It is our life in Jesus that creates a goodness in us.
  • Be humble, always willing to serve and do not worry about who gets the credit

 Don’t try to make a giant leap in a single day. Look for the small actions you can do every day. Look for the small ways you can make a change.  Look for the small ways you can serve someone each day. – A great book is The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn and his most recent Fred Factor 2.0

Life is not that great if we are always lost in the middle of the crowd.  Challenge yourself to be so good you live out on the edges.

So will you dare to be that good? Not just one time, but dare to be that good every single day?

 So will you? I dare you to be that good!


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About the Author:

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 30 years. We currently live in McDonough Georgia with our daughter. Our two boys have left the nest and we have two wonderful grand kids. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Bear.