You Can't Aim for the Average if You Want to Become Extraordinary
If you want to achieve profitability and long-term sustainability, you need to stay away from being average.
Being average and laid back isn’t cool anymore. You might be thinking to yourself – “Hey I work hard and put in the hours at the office.” However, how much focused work you’re doing in that period of time is questionable. You might be looking at the idea of work all wrong. You might be thinking that it’s all about how many hours you put in and not what you get out of it.
You might also be thinking about how much your potential is. Unless it’s physically painful to continue working, you may not have yet reached your daily potential. A lot of people like to compare themselves to other people, and work only what they think others do. Sometimes they might even conflate the actual number of hours worked. They don’t take into account the long breaks that they take or the fact that they’re not fully engaged with their work.
All of these factors are the greatest reasons why you’re not at your fullest potential. You’re struggling and you’re not going to see any results if you continue on this path. You need to shake things up and be something different and go beyond your reach. You can even undertake new projects or do existing ones differently. Remember – if you want to achieve profitability and long-term sustainability, you need to stay away from being average.
Average jobs, average people, and average events remain just that – average. You’re always going to be struggling while being average and you’re going to have the same issues and problems as every other founder. You’re not going to get any extraordinary results if you’re not invested in yourself and that involves setting solid goals for yourself.
Having a Vision and Mission
Having a clear vision in your mind helps you become more extraordinary. This involves making sacrifices that would personally involve hours of procrastination, minutes of delays and time lost in random thoughts. You’re going to have to let go of a lot of baggage you’ve been holding on when it comes to work.
Having a clear vision also involves having a clear insight into why you’re doing, what you’re doing. If you haven’t figured this out yet, you’re going to need a better light and direction in life. If you’re doing ‘business-as-usual’ then you’re going to end up as a usual business does.
You have to have a strong mission statement for yourself, involving financial goals and personal ones as well. Do you desire an independent lifestyle, or do you want to work abroad? You have to develop your personal mission and vision to help you get to that next stage in your life.
Having a clearer vision also allows you to plan everything out according to that vision. You don’t need to double-think about what you’re doing, as it’s all part of the plan and overall vision. You don’t need cheats or ‘positive notes’, if you’re determined to accomplish what you’ve set out to do. That’s why it's important to have a clear vision in mind.
Going for Gold
How often have we been satisfied with silver or bronze? We don’t want to invest too much of our time in getting gold as it’s too big of an investment. That’s where we’re wrong. We can get so much more out of life and our professions if we set our sights higher than expected. If you’re making 100K a year, set out to make 250K and see what changes you need to make to get there.
You’ll be surprised by your own ability to see that coming to fruition. Your mind will let go of all the distractions that you think you really need and refocus itself to creating more value in less time. That’s when you have a lot of stability in life and you can make better decisions based on growth rather than fear. You can see new opportunities shine through if you’re aware of your overall penchant for excellence. Don’t give up so quickly and have a mindset that wants to work a lot.
New Opportunity Development
Business development is all about new opportunity development, which means that you start to find new scope of work and new ideas in the other. That’s where it all is – in the unknown. You have to go to new events, conferences, and meetings to be able to get to where you want to be. You’ll have to take on a lot of rejections before you finally start to get a hang of things.
You’re also going to need to focus on how best you can optimize your time to be able to scope out new leads and ideas. That’s where you can create new avenues of growth where there were none before. It’s also where you can excel in the way that you function and create a solid work ethic for yourself.
You can also create new opportunities for other people and be the network bridge that connects two together. That helps immensely when you’re just starting out and want to go for gold as a process. Excellence is defined by how much work you put in, and the harder you work the easier the task becomes. After 100 rejections you’re going to be an expert in the way that you approach people.
This is true for everything including – new opportunity development. That’s why it’s the best way to enhance yourself and become extraordinary.
If you’re looking to get to the top of a certain field, industry or profession you must go that extra mile to get what you want. It might be confusing being aggressive or arrogant towards people to get what you want, but the opposite is true. If you start to optimize major parts of your business and your approach you can aim for extraordinary results in a brief period of time.
You simply need to go above and beyond to get a better glimpse of what you’re seeking.