I found this quote through one of the apps I am on for coaching, Soar, and they also posted it on Instagram:
“There’s a difference between being the best in the world and being the best for the world.” - Clint Pulver
It keeps drawing me back and wanting to write something about it. As I write this, I’m not even quite sure what it is, but it’ll get there in the end. As a coach, I believe both statements are true, but in a wholly different light than what most people think. I want to be the best for the world so my clients can be their best in the world.
I want my clients to know they CAN be the best in the world. I also want them to know that what they can bring to be the best IN the world will ultimately also be the best FOR the world. I work with my clients to see that sobriety and recovery is the best option for a life well lived. That it is the beginning of their life, not the end of it. Not a life that they have lost. Not a love of a substance they can no longer have. Not the negativity that bears down on them keeping them below their capability of being a badass.
Those that are in recovery and have found sobriety are those that cannot drink or do their drug or habit of choice any longer. They can’t “moderate”. It doesn’t work. They need to find how to navigate self-love, relationships, work, passion, and their life adventure. They need their moxie, not moderation. Just taking that first step to realize that they are first, they are the priority, they need to become the best. The best for them. The best for the world. That, organically, makes them the best in the world.
“Best in the world” doesn’t mean being number one. Being best in the world means showing up every day and doing your best for the world. You take your passion and your purpose and you shout it out to the world. You own that like a badass. You use your moxie to take it to the next level. You use it to help others become the best in the world by being the best for the world.
Even if you don’t have issues with addiction, you MUST find your purpose. You MUST use it to be your best in the world. Don’t lose your chance to be that best in the world for yourself and others, and to be the best for the world. Make a difference. Step up and step out of your comfort zone. Use your moxie.
I know I talk a lot these days about passion and purpose. And moxie. But hey, moxie is how I roll… This does not mean you need to be all happy, glitter, and rainbows every day. I certainly am not. But those days that I am not, I use the things that bring me down, the mistakes I ultimately make, the words I ultimately don’t mean to say, and I turn them into learning experiences. Sometimes they hurt and I cringe and I second/third/fourth guess if I did something that was really wrong or if it’s all in my head. Most times, it’s just in my head blown out of proportion to the nth degree.
Because of those learning nuggets, I am adding to my purpose and my moxie to be the best in the world. To be best for the world because I have learned.
Like me and so many others before them in this stage of discovering that moxie, my clients learn by their past mistakes, traumas, and bad days. They falter and get back up again and again. But, you know what? They are showing up to life. Every.Day. They show up for themselves, they show up for me, they show up for everyone in their life. They show up to be the best in the world to be the best for the world so others can see their shining light. And yes, their moxie.
How about you. Are you the best in the world? Are you being the best for the world? If you are, you are a badass. A ROCK star! If not yet, what are you waiting for?