I was half way to my destination and halfway through my phone interview when suddenly I noticed I was heading in the wrong direction... not the road, but certainly on my career path.
while I was answering the questions to the best of my ability I could was very much aware when it took a turn for the worst. I simply wasn't saying what he wanted to hear. My heart sunk along with his tone, because from the description, this job sounded really exciting.
As the call and my chances came to an end, I played the conversation over again in my head. Even if this was not the right job for me, I wanted to take away some valuable lesson.
What stayed very clear in my head was this:
You must always be at the top of your game.
You may or may not be THE ONE, but if you're not the best you can be, you're never going to be THE ONE for anything.
Why is Tiger Woods worth a billion dollars? Because he's at the top of his game. How did Albert Einstein devise his Theory of Relativity? Or Edmund Hillary get to the top of Mt. Everest? Because they too lived their life at the top.
So what about me? Am I stretching out for my own top? or playing out a safer, smaller game? Is every day an unfolding of my unlimited potential? or a folding inward to a sheltered little ball?
It all comes down to how we see it... and the choices we make upon them.
This wasn't a business call... this was a wakeup call.
Do you hear it ringing?