To get to the next level often takes a different mindset than the one we may have been using.
My theme for last year was, “Beat Yesterday” and it meant just trying to do a little more and be a little better each day. It worked really well since I had an all around great year.
This year my theme is, “All In, Right Now.” I’m going after things like there is no tomorrow and so far, it’s been a very effective approach. I’m not afraid to ask for something and I’m not afraid of hearing, “No” because I have the mindset that to get ahead I have to go all in.
Nothing to lose. When we approach something with the mentality that we are all in and are going to just go for it we expand our comfort zone, exude confidence and commitment, and are willing to put in extra effort.
I don’t care what you think. When we worry what others will think of us if we do something beyond or different from our norm, we limit ourselves. When we do what we truly want to do it’s freeing and opens up a lot of possibilities.
Now is the time. To me, there is no next year. (I hope there is, but it’s not guaranteed.) Creating a sense of urgency is a powerful thing because we don’t wait until everything is perfect before we do something. Instead, we do the best we can with what we have right now. Often just jumping in with both feet is a difference maker.