Dare To Be Different

Do you want to grow personally and professionally?

Would you like to enhance your leadership skills?

Do you want to be better today than you were yesterday?

Then you have to do the opposite of what most people do. You have to dare to be different.

You see, any worthwhile goal requires you to swim upstream. And let's face it, swimming upstream is more challenging than floating downstream.

This is why the word “dare” fits so well with “different.” It takes focus, drive, and grit to swim upstream. And this is the opposite of what most people do. Most people refuse to put in the effort and simply choose to float downstream.

So, is there an area in your life or work where you want to see improvement and you’re willing to swim upstream to make it happen?

Then ask yourself these three questions…

Why do I want to get better in this area?

Most people float downstream because it's the easiest alternative. No effort is required.

On the other hand, it takes strength and resolve to swim against the current. This is the reason it is important to determine your “why” before diving in. It gives you incentive and grit for the swim ahead.

Action Step: Write down your “why” and put it in a place where you can read it every day.

What positive results will you see in your life or work by improving in this area?

Your “why” is your mission. It's the reason you dare to be different.

This question is your vision. It's the results you believe you will achieve by doing the opposite of what most people do.

Action Step: Reading your mission and vision together is empowering, so write down the answer to this “what” question and post it alongside your “why.”

What one action can you take this week to get one percent better in this area?

Massive change is the sum total of a lot of small changes over time. In other words, success isn’t the result of one giant step; it comes about through the accumulation of many small steps.

Action Step: Don't create a Top 10 List. Don't even try to think of three or four actions you can take. Focus on improving in just one area by just one percent each week. Do this and within a matter of months, you'll be astonished by your growth and improvement!

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