One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned in life, is the consequence of refusing to finish as hard as you began. I can recall my years of playing College Basketball, and how I would always be the first in the gym, the last one to leave, and typically the one who would go the extra mile to improve. I was so focused on getting better, improving, and developing my game, that it provoked me to give my best. Giving my best came easy, because I was focused on the goal. However, once I developed into the star player, became the captain on the team, and sealed the starting position, I was satisfied. My satisfaction level, caused my work ethic to decline, my focus to shift, and my position to be taken. Yes, I said it. My position was taken by a Freshmen rookie, who decided she wanted my position more than me. So she began working hard, giving her best, and developing, while I was resting in stagnation mode. Suddenly, my position was taken, and I found myself confused on what happened, how did I lose something that I was sure of. I’ll stop right there, because this is where I will begin teaching tomorrow. I will address the spirit of stagnation, and how we lose out on our promotion because we settle at being good, and not at being the Best Version of us that we can be. How we began the year strong, begin projects strong, and begin relationship strong, yet we fail to finish strong because we become familiar with ourselves, and stop progressing. I am so excited about unlocking strategies on giving your best, and finishing strong. For more on my story on how I got my position back, and the valuable lessons learned, tune in for class.