Going Beyond Good
We each have an opportunity to go beyond good by becoming clear on what is healthy for us. In the world that is emerging, we no longer need to be good enough when we can be healthy. Going beyond good opens a whole new world of curiosity and experimentation.
Isn’t it funny that being good at something can sometimes stop us from trying new things? We get really good at a job or a routine, and we stick with it. But does it stop us from seeing all the other exciting things we could be creating?
It’s great to be good at something. But, if we only do what we’re good at, do we limit ourselves? Maybe going beyond good enough means moving into a life of meaning and flow.
Sticking to what we know sometimes makes life feel a bit routine. It stops us from the excitement of trying something new, the fun of learning, and the rush we feel when we learn a new skill.
Life is about trying new things and experimenting. Every time we try something different, it adds a little bit more to who we are. It also makes our lives more colorful and exciting. And provides growth. We might not like it and have a deeper understanding of what truly sparks us when we are no longer tethered to the dying story of success.
So, what could we stop doing, not because we’re not good at it, but to make room for something we’re curious about? What do we allow ourselves to explore beyond good?
Do we dare to step outside our comfort zone? Can we challenge ourselves to be beginners again, to learn and grow and have fun? Is it possible that as we let go of the old, we make room for the new, and the journey might be even more fulfilling than we imagine.
My experience is a hell yeah! It is healthy to become aware of whatever keeps us stuck. Last year at this time, I was on a different path and it’s amazing what we are capable of when we break away from unhealthy situations and people. We are not for everyone and everyone is not for us.
We stand at a crossroad of the known and unknown. The choice is ours to make.
My friend Tim received a diagnosis no one ever wants to hear: Stage 4 colon cancer, which had spread to his liver. Doctors predicted he had a few years to live. Despite the odds, Tim choose hope. He persevered through countless rounds of chemo and spent long months in search of a living donor.
There were setbacks, but Tim held fast to his belief in a healthier outcome. In a stunning display of altruism, a donor stepped forward to share her liver, proving that miracles do happen. Now, even as he continues to heal, Tim is already extending a hand to others grappling with this disease.
This is why the only expert on our life is each of us.
“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”― Abraham Maslow