Recently, Jon Acuff shared the following on his blog:
A few months ago, Dave Ramsey celebrated 20 years on the radio. That is the equivalent of 834 regular years.
Radio is that tough, that cut throat, and that difficult. Suffice it to say, 20 years is an incredible accomplishment.
During a Q&A session, someone asked Dave a question. They said, “What was the moment you realized that you had arrived?”
Dave’s answer surprised everyone in the crowd. Without missing a beat, he said, “We haven’t arrived yet. There’s still so much we need to do. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”
Dave Ramsey leads a company of hundreds. He inspires millions through his radio show, books, websites, and courses every single week.
Yet, he clearly doesn’t feel like he’s made it. And I think there’s a lesson here for all of us.
We should never, ever feel like we’ve arrived. There are always many more things we can learn, many more ways we can improve.
The day we feel like we’ve “arrived” is the day we begin to die as a person.
Always be looking for ways to grow as a person. Constantly challenge yourself to move a little bit further outside your comfort zone.
Learn new things. Try new recipes. Take a class on a new-to-you subject. Read widely. Meet new people. Ask questions. Challenge yourself to run farther or workout longer. Engage in thought-provoking discussions.
Never be content with the status quo. You were made for more.
What’s one new thing you’re trying or learning right now?