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RED ALERT: You Are Always Getting Better at Something

We are always getting better at what we are doing. This is important, so I will repeat… WE ARE ALWAYS GETTING BETTER AT WHAT WE ARE DOING!

The lawyer inside you is probably creating all sorts of counter-arguments…

· “But I’ve lost my past four MMA fights, I’m not getting any better.”

· “But I’ve been in a month-long slump, stuck at a batting average of .265”

· “But my business has been losing money all year.”

Before you dismiss this article as a bunch of bahooey, please read on…

My starting premise was, “Do something repeatedly and you get better at it.”

Let’s look at this matter further by using the previous examples…

You lost your last four fights… Have you resigned yourself to the thought that you suck at wrestling? Or are you working on your take-down defense, footwork or leverage? You are either getting better at believing that you suck or you are getting better at improving an aspect of your arsenal, strengthening your fight mentality or building persistence.

“You are what you repeatedly do.”

You have been in a month-long slump, stuck at a batting average of .265… Have you given up putting in the extra work hoping that the batting fairy sprinkles pixie dust on you to magically boost your batting average? Or have you tried taken extra BP, worked on your technique, or learned strategies to manage pre-pitch anxiety? In the first instance, you are getting better at going through the motions. In the second alternative, you are getting better at strengthening your work ethic, honing your mechanics and learning to relax in the batter’s box.

Your business has been losing money… Do you lay in bed first thing in the morning for 30 minutes looking at Facebook posts of what your friends ate yesterday? Or are you researching marketing strategies or reading inspiring life-changing articles such as this one, written by thoughtful amazing authors (like me), that you want to share with all your family and friends (HINT)? In the first instance, you are getting better at being stuck, defeated and giving in to inaction. In the second case, you are getting better at developing a mindset of overcoming obstacles, looking for new opportunities and committing to self-development.

“You are what you repeatedly do.”

Look, I’m not offering some warm fuzzy solution, or a 10-day program guaranteed to solve all your life’s problems for the low, low price of $999.

I get that times are tough, and things can be difficult.

Most times, the right way isn’t the easy way, but it is the most effective and empowering way. It is the only way to get where you want to go.

So be careful of what you DO… or don’t DO! Whichever it is, you will get better at it.


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