It’s not what you do…It’s how you do it that counts.
Have you ever heard this saying before…
“How you do something is how you do everything”.
For any entrepreneur, athlete or professional how you do ANYTHING is how you do EVERYTHING, It’s the STANDARDS you hold yourself to.
This relates to everything from your:
- How you deal with adversity.
- Work ethic.
- Communication skills…The list goes on.
Let’s take attitude for a moment and use it in a context of a persons outlook and approach in life, And lets take it on something very simple like ‘time management’.
If you’re in business and you are always LATE. Late for meetings, late for clients, always have people waiting for you because you have poor time management this becomes a reflection of your attitude.
When it comes to those people who are doing business with you then your poor time management reflects on their opinion of you, how might conduct business and your standards. So they COULD get the opinion that you don’t value their time. That your product and service may also be late in delivery or service. That you can’t stick to time frames and schedules. That you may promise things and not deliver on your word.
All of these have consequences on whether people will continue to do business with you now and in the future.
All because you we were late for meeting/s.
How you do anything is how you do everything.
So flip this on it’s head and let’s say your early for your meeting.
You’re punctual, You’re well prepared. They’re business matters to you. Your smart, your attitude is one that cares.
This then reflects on how they perceive you are in day to day business and it all comes down to something as simple your time management, because it’s the standards you hold yourself to.
How you do something is how you do everything.
And this goes for athletes, business owners, people you are in a relationship with and anyone you come into contact with.
Your attitude, mindset, positivity, outlook, professionalism, work ethic etc will reflect in everything you do good or bad.
This is why your character is probably more important than your skill and ability level. You could be the most gifted athlete on the planet but if your work ethic sucks then it’s very unlikely you’re going to reach the peak in your sport.
However let’s say you at a good athlete, not the most naturally gifted BUT you work your ass off in training, in recovery, with your diet and never give less than 100% in everything you do…The likely hood of this person succeeding is dramatically increased over the more gifted athlete who has a weaker character.
Working on your character and attitude is just as important as brushing up on your skills and knowledge. And YES character is learned.
Sure we get a lot of it when we grow up and these are instilled in us during our upbringing…Both our good and not so good traits. But we can always work to be an improved human being…
It’s a state of mind.
Aiming to become a better, more rounded person and becoming a master of yourself and your mind is the ultimate personal journey.
Working on your mindset, outlook, positivity, dedication, self control, confidence, humility and commitment will make you a better person, strengthen your character and better in whatever you do in life.
These things just like any skills have to be worked on and improved. And by doing so you’ll grow to that next level in life.
The truth is you can’t have more in life if you can’t become MORE.
What I mean by this is, you can’t have more happiness, success, freedom, love, money, fun, humility, confidence to name a few if you can’t become MORE of a person yourself.
Just by being the same you as you are right now won’t take you to that next level in your life because you won’t grow. And without growth there is no progress.
You must grow as person in all areas and this starts with a desire to be and become more than you already are.
Develop your character and your level of success with dramatically increase.
Dare to be Alpha.