“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,
and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”
We are capable of more than we think. When I want to be inspired, sometimes I’ll look up “People are Awesome” on YouTube. These videos are montages of amazing examples of human dexterity, agility, coordination, skill, and pure physical prowess. While there is a small element of chance, most of these feats represent hours, or even years, of passion, dedication, practice, training, and not a few failures or broken bones. There is an inherent accountability: failure results in direct and immediate consequences. That’s part of the process. We learn from our mistakes, resolve to do better, work diligently, and strive for success. We need to set expectations in order to achieve excellence. None of the incredible accomplishments in these videos are accidental. They didn’t just happen. There’s much more to it than that.