You hear people talk about getting out of one's own “comfort zone”. We understand the term well enough when we hear it and nod in agreement. However, when push comes to shove, and it's our turn to stretch our limits and physically do what it takes to get us out of our comfort zone do we prevail?
I recently participated in a car race around a certified competition racetrack against people who had raced many times before. It was my first race, if you knew how many speeding tickets I had you'd disagree but if we apply principles of life and learning to our business and extreme experiences we will prevail.
1. Are you leadable / teachable / coachable?
2. Do you listen and follow instruction from the more experienced?
3. Are you implementing what you learn?
4. Are you persistent and consistent?
5. Do you trust and believe in yourself and your endeavor?
During the race I'd come around a corner fast and feel the pull of gravity swing the car while veering toward the edge of the road. Coming up to the edge I'd just focus on the next curve (goal) and accelerate. There was ONLY room for confidence. There were no “maybes” no “I don't think I can”.
Apply that to your business. There is only confidence. There are no “maybe this won't work” and there isn't “I can't”.
Do you prevail when push comes to shove? It's a fine line between stepping up or stepping back. All it takes is one decision. Sounds simple enough but within that one decision lies a person's make up, character, or foundation.
I call it confidence and a good sense of humor.
It's this self confidence and sense of humor that supports my drive to succeed, that opens doors of opportunity and that genuinely makes things simply work out. (To clarify, it's the confidence that opens the doors and the sense of humor that pats me on the back when the ride isn't as smooth 😉 ).
No matter what it's pedal to the metal. Go for it. Get what you want out of life and don't be afraid if you think what you want is out of your reach: it's not. If you're giving up on yourself or your business; the only thing out of your reach is your lack of understanding that it's a simple formula which leads to success.
1. Are you leadable / teachable / coachable? Never stop learning.
2. Do you listen and follow instruction from the more experienced? Pay attention and don't try to reinvent the wheel. Reinvent it after you've mastered it.
3. Are you implementing what you learn? Just do it! Listen to Nike.
4. Are you persistent and consistent? Never give up.
5. Do you trust and believe in yourself and your endeavor? Say yes.
I listened to ones who had more experience and applied every single instruction they gave me. I did well. I was successful. You will be too.
Keep up the great work.