There are many different aspects to our lives and for most of us each aspect has a life of it’s own. People will pick and choose which aspect of life they really want to be great at. I see it all the time and have been in this position where I did not enjoy the job I had so I did not try to pursue excellence with it. This is not how we should lead our lives. In fact with each and every aspect of our lives we should try our best to achieve excellence in it.
Just like losing the few pounds we want, obtaining excellence in any aspect of our lives is a journey. It takes hard work and doing things the right way over and over to really attain it. Lucky for you I have five steps that will help you along in your journey to achieving excellence in all aspects of your life. Apply these five steps for any of the different aspects in your life and you will see how your life will change for the better.
Five Steps to Achieve Excellence:
Commit: In order to achieve excellence in anything you must ask yourself if the thing you are actually trying to attain excellence in is what you want. You have to ask yourself; Will I truly commit to this? Commitment is essential in this process because without it then excellence will not be reached. Take a look at all the things that you have been successful with in your life. Now think about if you were committed to the process and the journey in order to attain the success. More than likely your answer will be yes. Commit to the process of excellence and it will make the other steps that much easier.
Knock down Barriers: Being committed is great but even with great commitment there are always going to be barriers that will come along our journey. In order to achieve excellence you will have to find a way to remove these barriers that will hold you back. All too often, when people are deciding to join OUR PROGRAM that they won’t be able to because they will not have the time. Time is a huge barrier but the successful people once they get started find a way to remove this barrier and are able to achieve their goal. It can be very STRESSFUL to find ways to remove barriers. The best way is to start with one, the biggest one, and work on removing it. Once you get the biggest and hardest one out of the way then you can turn your focus on to the next barrier. Trying to knock all the barriers out of the way at once is a recipe for disaster. Work on one and begin to achieve your excellence one step at a time.
Keep goals small: When we set out on our journey of excellence many times we set our goals to high. There is no problem setting goals that are high but you need smaller goals along the way. In my pursuit of excellence as a coach I have set many goals along the way. One such goal was to become excellent at coaching people to technical proficiency in all different movements. Now I am currently working to help people with their mindset so they can get the results they desire faster. If you keep goals small then you will be able to focus completely on each segment of the journey of excellence and truly become great. Which brings me to my next point…
Concentration: Now that you have that small goal you will take all your focus and concentrate with everything you have on it. This will help you become excellent at that particular skill. Say you want to have excellence with your eating, your small goal is to eat a great breakfast every morning. If all of your focus is on breakfast and you clean up your breakfast habit you will see results. Having complete focus on task, one goal at a time will accelerate your journey to excellence.
Learn from Experience: In any journey experience is the key, however in the journey of excellence experience is not all that will get you there. You need to take each experience you have on the journey and learn from each of them. You should take at least one thing away from each experience. Once you do that you must then apply it to what you are trying to obtain excellence in. Maybe you have made a mistake along the way on the journey like we all have before, failure is the biggest educational tool, take what you learned and apply it so you can complete the journey.
To be completely honest excellence is very difficult to obtain and even if you think you have if you are true master you will look for ways to improve. That is what the truly great ones do, they always strive to improve. Excellence will not happen overnight, it will take endurance and a strong will to achieve it. Following the steps outlined above will guide you in your journey. I leave you with this final statement, you should always be striving for excellence in all aspects of your life.
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