Becoming An Outlier: Steps To Success

By Evan Sanders

It took me a long time to truly realize the seriousness of the concept of quality over quantity.

Maybe it's the world we have grown up in or something else completely, but there seems to be a compelling urge for people to get infatuated with going for quantity vs. quality. Who knows why this really is, but the results are known. When you end up going for quantity over quality, your life cheapens completely and you are surrounded by a whole bunch of stuff that doesn't really have much value to it.

I am a firm believer in the indisputable fact that there are things, people and goals that can only ever be reached when you grow into them. When you are going for the cheap stuff, you aren't ready yet. The day you can look yourself in the face and tell yourself that you aren't yet built to take on something huge is a very grounding, humbling, and yet above all...inspiring day.

Most people become disappointed with their lives because at some point they saw another way of living and never really gave themselves the opportunities to live in that type of world.

You have to be willing to make the sacrifices necessary today in order to see a better tomorrow.

You have to be willing to keep yourself accountable, honest, and act with integrity at all times.

And here's the kicker, you have got to be truly willing to raise the bar for yourself at least 1% every day in order to turn yourself into something extraordinary.

When you search for happiness, you will never find it. Happiness is a fleeting emotion just like any other emotion in the book. However, if you come to a place of gratitude for what you have now and appreciation for the opportunity you have to build something new in the future, then happiness will find you.

There's so much out there about being happy, but I think anything, particularly when it's involved around an emotion, when attempted at "too hard" can basically end up being a disaster or completely inauthentic. I suspect, ultimately, making incremental changes to yourself and letting contentment find you because you're being the best version of yourself will deliver you more joy in the long run.

Decide that you are going to be something and go be it. Learn every single day. Be a good man or woman. Respect yourself to give yourself the best chance at living you can. This is your day and your world. You just have to go out there and take it.

Sacrifices will be the foundation your new life is built upon.

Make something of yourself today.

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