Determine the success of each day by the progress you are building toward over time rather than the singular outcome or result of one effort, in just one day. In athletic competition, you can’t win a championship by winning a single game during a season. A championship represents the effort over time to be the best of all, ending with a victory that no other will attain.
Living life as it it were a championship effort requires that we have a plan and the mindset to build something greater. We set focused to learn again from each outcome. To improve with each experience so that we are far better in the end. We progress toward a goal by adding something of value to it day after day with the end in mind.
The significance of a championship level effort is a persistent investment for the future. You may lose a single contest along the way, but you remain focused to continue building success each day from that lesson to a greater end. A “one and done” effort is just that, done. A “now and forever” effort is a progression of investing in yourself with others to bring more significant in the contributions to be made.
The season goes on if you would play only for a singular moment in time or to play as though you are working toward a lifetime of steady progression. Better to build a significant and substantive effort over a lifetime at a championship level than to have just played along one day at a time.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson —