The fabulous success of Lee’s concert continues to bring lovely tributes. It is satisfying to hear that people are talking about it and sending him messages days later. Yet, this is just one step, one stop, along a long road. There will be no resting on his laurels.
It’s been wonderful to watch him savor the positive feedback for the year and half of hard work. It’s been a true labor of love, having listened to each song from first note to completion. Yet to bring the full dream to fruition will require much more.
What’s needed internally to keep going, to not rest on your laurels, as the expression says? Here are some thoughts.
We Are Never Done – Don’t Get Complacent
The idea of resting on your laurels dates to the ancient Greeks and Romans, when laurel wreaths were given to victorious Olympians and Generals. Later, after the fall of Rome, the negative connotation was added. It’s a cautionary tale, to not bask in past achievements.
The truth is we can always grow, learn and move forward, if we find the impetus. Complacency is the inertia that comes from believing that you don’t have to push so hard or do so much now that you’ve reached success. It is how you fail, lose steam or simply retread something you’ve already done. You have to look for the leading forward edge.
Find The Big Vision
The motivation to keep going requires a bigger vision, one that generates the energy to keep moving, growing and developing. If you see it as stepping stones along a longer path, then there is no final end point, but rather a number of side trips that become interconnected.
Lee’s bigger vision includes concerts in larger venues, record labels, sync rights for media and continued writing. It’s a large arc for a big body of work that will take many years. Seeing what he’s doing makes me aware that my continued learning and growing needs a bigger vision too to channel it forward.
Don’t Stop At Good If You Want To Be Great
Success and greatness come through discipline and will power to follow the path of your vision. You can stop at good, but great means pushing yourself even more. For Lee it means always playing and rehearsing every day. His band mates do the same. There is no assumption that you can stop working to be better.
In my manifestation courses, I help people connect the dots to be aligned with what drives their sense of purpose to make things happen in life. That internal motivation only comes when there is fire in the belly. That’s how you become great. And when you are really aligned, the hard work that is needed comes more easily.
Despite the success of Lee’s concert, he knows he has to keep pushing forward to actualize the fullness of his dreams. There is no resting on his laurels. He knows he can’t become complacent; he has to keep the big vision in front of him and not stop at good if he wants to be great. There’s a lot to learn from watching him.
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