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soaring with the eagles requires too much effort

In my sermon this past weekend, I shared several demotivational slogans from They are parodies of the motivational posters you can hang in  your office. One of my favorites was this one:

“Underachievement: Because soaring with the eagles requires so much more effort.”

As funny as that it is, it’s also true. Because achievement, effectiveness, and success require work, there are some who opt to underachieve. It’s easier to be average.

Coaches who turnaround losing teams understand that it requires more — not less — work.

Breakthrough leaders in any field have a low tolerance for quitting.

Artists or engineers who pursue excellence do so knowing that it comes with a cost.

As hard as it might be, when you reach cruising altitude, the view makes the hard work worth the effort.