Focusing on what may seem impossible to achieve exceptional results
Setting easily attainable target benchmarks
Often, we tend to set our bar way to low for ourselves, focusing on what we know that we can definitely achieve with moderate effort and receive expected rewards as a result. However, what happens then is we are setting as easily attainable benchmark, that becomes our norm with all future goals and objectives that we may choose to take on or go after. After a while our expectations change, we want more, we want better rewards for accomplishing set goals/plans, however, because, we have conditioned ourselves to target a specific easily attainable results, our rewards and results remain unchanged, what we receive is equivalent of the amount of effort that we put in. So, why would we ever expect something more, something better?
Shifting our mindset into performance overdrive
However, there also another way. We can train and condition our mind to go after goals and ideas that may initially seem impossible to achieve and give our all working towards reaching set goals and plans that everyone thinks cannot be reached. But then, even if we end up falling slightly short of reaching the top, we will still end up achieving great results, in most cases exceeding our own expectations. Why? Because, we were not aiming at what we know can be easily achieved and setting easily attainable benchmarks, instead, we set our success benchmark high, put it everything we had in reaching it, wasted no time on things that took away from our main goal and objective, and as result achieved great success, even if we didn’t quiet reached the top of the ‘tallest mountain.’ Look at it this way, we’ve conquered multiple smaller ‘mountains’ during the journey, which we wouldn’t be able to conquer otherwise.
Don’t settle for a ‘good’ performance
Don’t settle for a good performance, always go for the great. If we establish this habit early in life, we would hold ourselves to the highest performance standard and expect the best in everything that we do, or from the teams and companies that we may lead. Almost anyone, with some training and minimal drive can achieve good results, those that are acceptable by people around them, including the company or business they may be representing. However, good performance does not lead to exceptional results, therefore, if you are looking to exceed your own and your business expectations, then you should set your performance targets higher then ‘good range’ and go for the great. Even if you end up falling slightly short of reaching and exceeding ‘great range’ performance goals and targets, you will still meet the standard. But, if you set your performance targets for ‘good’ and then fall short then you will not only fail to meet required performance standards, you will also find yourself in underperforming in other aspects of your professional career. If you own your own business, then nothing less of exceptional should be accepted from your products, your services, and/or your employees in order to build and run a successful business long-term.
So, don’t sell yourself short, you are capable of achieving that what you set your mind to even if initially your goals and aspirations may seem out of reach. Go after the “impossible,” have strong patience, determination, and focus on what you expect to achieve and work towards it until you exceed your own exceptions and achieve exceptional results
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