Ask This Question and Avoid A Life of Regret

Not sure whose job it is?

Take the ball.

Unsure how to get the work done?

Take the ball.

Waiting for someone to tell you to start?

Take the ball.

Basically, it comes down to control and ownership.

If you decide to take ownership over something, it psychologically falls into your field of “stuff I can control.”

This is really useful for most things.

(There are some serious consequences for doing this in EVERY aspect of life, but in MOST aspects of work, this works pretty well.)

When you frame something as “in your control” your approach changes. You start to see the ways in which you can make it happen.

The neat thing is that even if you’re wrong and you “fail,” you’ll be left with the benefits of knowing that you didn’t leave any effort on the field. You did everything you could.

No regrets.

And when you only have one life to live, you really can’t afford to have many of those.

The reality is that there are really very few negative outcomes to taking ownership and seeing most tasks and outcomes as within your control.

2 Minute Action:

What’s an excuse you’ve been making?

What might you do if you couldn’t give that excuse anymore?

What approach might you take if you had to make it happen even with your challenges?

If you come up with multiple answers for this, try one of these today.

The action may take more than two minutes, but what if it couldn’t?

What if your life depended on it?

(Because it kind of does.)

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