April 23, 2018
Accept Less, Expect More
“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.”- David Morrison
Stop accepting that which is holding you back. Stop accepting people taking advantage of you, treating you and other people badly, and bringing you down by refusing to see the greatness you possess. Stop accepting mediocrity as if you’re predestined to be stuck in its grasp forever, and you don’t deserve better for some reason. Stop accepting your negative thoughts, your negative self-image, and your self-deprecating behavior. Most of all, stop accepting who you are, what you are, and where you are, as something that can’t be changed into something you designed through a vision.
Expect more from your life, more from your time, and more from your future. Expect the very best from those you surround yourself with. Expect them to build you up when you need it, knock you down a peg when you need it, and to be there when everyone else high-tailed it out of town. Expect more from your job, your co-workers, and your boss. Expect fulfillment, expect passion, expect purpose. Most of all, expect more from yourself. Expect your very best, expect to survive, thrive, and overcome. Expect to achieve.
Accept less, expect more. There isn’t anyone, anything, or any rule that says you have to accept today without expecting more from tomorrow. It’s in our nature to accept pain, suffering, and being unhappy. We become numb to it, stay the course, and drive on. But just because it’s in our nature, doesn’t mean that’s the way it has to be. Stop walking past your greatness, this life expects more from you, and you should expect more from life. The sooner you can accept that, the sooner you can create the future you always expected. -CPT Ryan