There are three elements that affect how much success you achieve in business and life.
1. Your strategy
2. Your mental state
(Element 3 is greatly affected by elements 1 and 2).
Today I want to talk about optimising your mental state – and teach you a super simple but astoundingly effective method of improving how you think, so that you are far more successful.
Make this one change and so many parts of your life will improve – the quality of your work, the amount of money you make and your self esteem, just for starters.
The technique is that powerful.
And here it is:
Make the decision that from now on you are going to aim to be the best in the world at your work.
Not just good at what you do, or even great, but literally the best in the world.
If you dare to do this, and follow through with conviction, many great things will happen:
1. Your own personal standards will immediately rise.
Holding yourself to a higher standard is crucial to succeeding at a top level. The best in any field simply demand more from themselves.
What’s quite remarkable is that as soon as you commit to becoming the best in the world you will notice the standard of what you do quickly rise… usually within 3 minutes.
2. Your motivation will skyrocket.
When you decide to play at a truly world-class level, suddenly work seems much more exciting. Being ‘quite good’ at what you do is nothing to get pumped up about, but being the best in the world is a whole different ball game. It’s vastly more inspiring.
3. You will demand more from those around you.
Your staff. Your suppliers. Even your clients.
The moment you decide that you are aiming to become the best in the world, you will instantly see that in order to achieve that you’ll need to get the team around you to also lift their game. Pronto.
You’ll demand more from them, as well as design different ways you can work together that enables a superior result.
Their results will get better. Really quickly.
4. You’ll start aggressively looking for ways to improve.
Suddenly it will be apparent to you that there are numerous areas of your performance that you’ll need to learn to improve. You’ll start hunting for experts, for mentors, for courses that can take you up level after level, until you reach true elite performance.
All 4 of these things happen when you dare to make the decision to become the best in the world.
Will you get there? Will you become literally the best in the world at what you do?
I have no idea. But I’ll tell you two things:
Firstly, you won’t get there unless you aim for it.
There’s an old Persian saying, “Not everyone who ran after a Gazelle caught it. But he who caught it ran after it.”
And secondly, even if you don’t make it to best on the planet, your results will improve so greatly that in 3 years time you will swear that going for it was one of the best moves you ever made.