Are You Doing Your Best?
If you’re one of the many online marketers that have a home based business like myself, how many times have you told yourself...
I’m doing my best.
When you tell someone that you are doing your best or you have done your best what do you really mean?
Does your best really mean your best or are you admitting to not achieving a goal but giving yourself an excuse?
How many times have we told our children, "Just do your best."
How do you know when you have done your best?
Is doing my best an attitude or an action?
Try this quick test.
1) Make a list of what you did for your online business today.
Think about the projects, customers, commitments and all the things that kept you busy all day long.
2) Rate from 1-10 (10 being your best), each item on your list.
So, how did you do?
Based on the numbers, how would you judge your performance?
- Did you really put your best effort into your business or did you give yourself permission to not give it your all?
- Did you reach out to every person in your network?
- Did you go to the lengths where not a single stone had been left unturned?
- Did you research every possibility?
- Did you give it the whole 100%?
Most of us, when we really analyze our performance, will have to admit that we really didn’t do our best, but we gave ourselves permission to believe that we had done our best.
Marc Ensign wrote a great article titled: Quit Doing Your Best
“There is a reason the Nike slogan is not “Just Do Your Best!” It sounds mediocre. It doesn’t make your eyes open wide. Or get your heart pounding. Michael Jordan wasn’t doing his best. He was doing.”
Therefore, doing my best is a Mindset not an Action.
See what Jim Rhone says about Doing your best.
How to change this mindset for doing my best into an action of Doing My Best.
1) Be Aware:
The first step to change,” Doing My Best”, from a mindset to an action is to become aware of how we are working in our online business. By thinking about and being aware of your actions, you will develop actions that you can use that will allow you to act in a conscious way to truly do your best.
In the Article , Do you have an Olympian Mindset, I point out that the most important aspect of being an Olympian is not necessarily the skill but the mindset.
2) Be Realistic:
Decide on what you want to accomplish with your business and in your life. Live life on your own terms, in your own way, acknowledging when you’re doing your best and when you’re slacking. Strive to do your best, not to be the best.
3) Be Patient:
Too often we try to do too much in too little time. We often rush and take short cuts that result in mistakes and errors. Be realistic with your time and plan your day.
4) Be Honest:
Stop making excuses. Don't let the mind set of ,"Doing My Best",stop you from achieving your best. Acknowledge when you haven't given it your all. Analyze why that happened and decide if it could be done better next time. Accept that none of us are perfect.
5) Be Accountable:
Keeping a daily journal will help you be accountable and help keep you on track. By writing your activities down, you will have a way to document your progress.
Don’t let the mindset of doing my best put limitations on your actions of Doing My Best!
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