Whatever it is you desire in life you are going to have be better than good, better than the rest, able to withstand the trials and test, and give your very best. Life is not a free ride or for those not willing to give their all, but for those who dare to be great, life is an oasis.
Do not rest until you have achieved all you desire and all that has been promised to you. We all have been born with a purpose and potential and when desire meets dedication, destiny is bound to happen. Your best is all that is needed. Not what the next person is doing, not what you see others pursuing, not what someone else thinks is the path for you, but your best. That is all that is needed and if you are consistently giving your best, even when the outcome is not how you may have wanted, you still will have the satisfaction of knowing you did your part and all you could.
Also, surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you and not the stress in you. You want a team that pushes you to be your best and not settle for less. You want someone who challenges you to be greater than you imagined and not accept a mediocre life. You want a cast of go-getters and not those that are content with the status quo.
In this life, all we have is one shot. So, never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best and when all is said and done, then and only then can you say you truly passed life’s test.