Life is full of complicated trade-offs, but when you make the decision to be the best at something you're also saying no to almost everything else.
Only when we commit to being the best can we focus completely and do the necessary work.
That kind of commitment takes courage and most people aren’t willing to act with that kind of courage.
Most people never really commit to ambitious goals. They mention things that they’d like to achieve, but they never actually DECIDE to achieve them. So they don’t. And this results in lower self-confidence and confirmation that they should also aim for less next time around.
Making a real decision cuts off all other possibilities. If you decide to be the fastest runner, you don’t have to decide which days you’re going to train. You’re going to train every day. A lot of little decisions have already been made, so you can get on with it. You can do the work and become the best.
If you decide half-way you might never get anywhere.
So, it’s not easy to become the best, but it's a simple thing. That decision makes everything simple.