“Be more than you can be!”
– Andrew Eidanizadeh
I love quotes and my 13 year old son Andrew gave me some food for thought today. He told me that you should always try to be more than you can be. I said please explain.
He said, “Don’t just be all that you can be. Be MORE than you can be!”
Andrew said he uses this mindset to push himself to improve his basketball game. To not give up and to try even when he’s tired. Although he has yet to make it onto his middle school team (one more year to try), he doesn’t let this set back derail him from his goals. He is in the gym or at the backyard hoop any chance he gets. He actually makes me feel guilty if I choose not to go to the gym when he goes.
On our recent vacation Andrew hit the gym for a quick workout everyday before anyone else even woke up. He gave me a hard time for not working out once that week. But hey, we were on VACATION!! (the excuse I gave myself)
He is one of the most persistent kids I’ve ever known. What if we could all be so motivated?
Think about it. We can all use this kind of mindset in our day to day. It’s about always stretching yourself. Not settling. Not giving up.
- Don’t stop when you think you’ve accomplished what you set out to accomplish.
- Keep practicing.
- Never stop learning.
- Never stop trying.
- Aspire to be something greater than you are at the moment.
- Reach to achieve more than you’ve achieved before.
Be more than you ever thought you could be.
If you strive to be more you will always exceed your own expectations.
Sometimes adults forget that the younger ages also have some great wisdom to offer. I was reminded of that today when Andrew inspired me by sharing his outlook on achieving more. It keeps him motivated. Maybe we should try it out!
Here’s to another great week ahead! The chance to start fresh and dream big dreams.
For more good reads about how to achieve more go to Forbes.com and read the article ‘One Word That Could Help You Achieve More’ by Laura Shin.