So many times we say we are giving it 100% but are we really? I can look back and see many times in my life where I was not giving it my all. Where I was half-assing my way through because I could. Once I recognized that and made the decision to put 100% effort into the things that I wanted to be successful at, I saw huge changes. Let’s talk about how to ensure that you are truly giving 100% effort into what’s important to you.
We often see successful people and assume they’ve always been “winners”. We imagine that things have always been this way for them. We usually know very little about how they got where they are or about the struggles they have faced to get there. There is usually a lot to the story that you don’t see.
How many times have we looked at someone else and wished we had their gifts? Their genetics, their financial situation or other “advantages “ that they have. Happens all the time. But what if by looking at things differently we began to see our perceived weaknesses as strengths? I believe we can.
There is one thing that I see very often that keeps people from reaching their personal goals. In fact, it actually keeps them from even trying to reach their goals. Think about it. If you don’t even make the attempt, how can you ever hope to succeed? This seems obvious yet many people don’t even try and this is why.
This weekend I got to witness another awesome example of how lifting is so much like life. How you can take a failure and turn it into something glorious.
“Do you want to know or do you just want people to think you know?”
Too often our ego gets in the way of us getting better.
We are more concerned with what people think we know than we are with actually learning more.
We’ll need to put the ego aside and be vulnerable if we want to get better.
Focus is everything. Pursuing too many goals at once leads to a doing shitty job at all of them.
How many times are we dissatisfied with a certain area of our life and yet we spend virtually no time actually thinking about it?
We spend more time thinking about what to wear or what to have for dinner than we do about where we want our life to be in 10 years.
About 20 years ago I read a book called “Thinking for a change” and it forever changed the trajectory of my life.
I’ll tell you what I learned from that book and how it helped me and how I believe it can help you too.
We all remember that feeling of being the new kid. It’s happened to us all at least several times throughout our lives. We’re the new kid at school, we’re the new kid on the job, we’re the new kid on the soccer team or the baseball team. Being the new kid is often full of feelings of anxiety and trepidation but if we are unwilling to be the new kid in our adult lives, we will severely limit our ability to experience new things and to grow. Let’s talk about that today.