“Professionals stick to the schedule; amateurs let life get in the way.” — Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
…the drop-everything-and-rush-to-the-hospital call that you receive in the middle of a meeting,
…the delectable homemade dessert that your colleague brought to the office, which blows your diet or…
…the “hot now” light being on at Krispy Kreme (Yikes, there goes the last ten days of careful eating!) or…
…staying up to late to watch your favorite team which finally (!!!) gets a chance to play in the Super bowl,
The list of daily exceptions are almost endless.
Even the most unmotivated and sluggish will rise up and take action if the danger is great enough or the return is big enough. But the truly exceptional people are not defined by the exceptions, they are defined by the day in and day out execution of the unexceptional.
They come through,
Committed to excellence and integrity.
They understand that even Superman spent most of his time being Kent Clark.
The ONE THING for today: It’s okay to save the world every once in while, but what is really super, is making the world a better place one day at a time by being someone who can be counted on to give your best day in and day out without exception…that’s being a real super hero.