It’s not hard work.
It’s not a tribe of mentors.
It’s not a monthly subscription to Harvard Business Review or a bank account flush with cash.
It’s not a Ph.D., it’s not a good night’s sleep, and it’s definitely not the new Bowflex you just bought.
You’ve heard that it’s 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, but the amount of hours you’re putting in isn’t as important . . .
Are your behaviors aligned with your vision?
Is your team aligned with where you’re going?
You can work hard for 40 years, but if you’re pointed in the wrong direction, the distance you’ve traveled means nothing.
So have your vision and commit to the work, but don’t forget to align your values and behaviors to the outcome.
2 Minute Action:
Where would you like to be in 5 years?
Be specific. Car, house, job, title, salary, partner, teammates.
How much do you travel? Where do you go? Who do you see? What do you say?
Are you pointed in this direction? What is misaligned?
What habits will you have to kick? Which ones will you have to start?
Can you do it all at once? Which one is most important?
Can you live with yourself for not doing it all at once?
It’s up to you how you get through this, but your brain has a lot of power over how you frame all of this.
Remember that big, hairy, audacious goals are always made up of lots of small, actionable things.
“A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
Crush it, today.