Have you ever met a part-time head of state? Well, that’s what many of us do often. We manage our own states (lives) with a part-time mentality and expect miracles from somewhere somehow. Look, your life is a serious, big and important business to receive part-time treatment. You can’t be great if you continue to give casual treatment to important areas of your life. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to have a part-time job because it offers an opportunity to earn extra income. But if you want to become highly successful and great in a particular field, you must transition from part-time to full-time.
Listen, there’re certain level of achievements that require you in full. Stop taking a part-time approach to that business, job or project if you expect better dividends. A part-time mantra is when you fail to give ‘your all’ to things that matter to you, and yet expect the best. You heard me right, there’re part-time parents, accountants, students and investors who think [that] they deserve the best just because of the labels they’re carrying. It doesn’t work that way! Try commitment to responsibilities. That could be the real miracle you’re missing.
Let me tell you something: You can’t be a part-time employee and expect promotion meant for full-time employees. I like the way Vince Lombardi, a famous Italian-American football coach aptly puts it. “The quality of a person’s life will be determined by the depth of their commitment to excellence, no matter what their chosen field is”. In other words, the quality of your state (your life) will be determined by the quality of commitment you give to it. I read somewhere and notice that “the difference between interest and commitment is when you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient but when you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, not even the ambiance of the condition; you just do it”.
Maybe the reason you’re not excelling on your job or with your business is that you’re not fully in. My dear, anything that gets your attention during downtime, spare time or part-time won’t grow to its fullest potential. For example, you can’t be the best accountant, lawyer, writer, and teacher with a part-time mentality.
From now on, I am challenging you to give your very best to that project, idea, and task and see what happens next. Yes, when you go to work later, forget the Facebook and WhatsApp and give your employer the whole time; when you’re with your children, let your spirit, soul, and body be present. Whatever you put your hands to, do it with all your might. That could be the solution to the several fast and prayers!
Live full time and not part-time to live your essence!