As a professional athlete I know that when you arrive for a game with the mindset that mistakes are not an option you’ll end up playing the game passively. This attitude in fact stops you from pushing harder. On the flipside, when you go onto the floor with the approach of “let’s play” and if mistakes happen I know I did my best, you’ll have a much more successful game. This confidence will have you trying every option possible to win.
I approach business the same way . You have to check yourself from time to time and make sure you’re not playing a “safe game.” Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, they’re natural and you learn from them. Always start your day with the right mindset, to come, play and win.
Now that we’ve establish mistakes are ok, it is important to recognize the big secret to this. It’s not that you should come and make mistakes, everybody can do that. What you want to pay attention to is how you deal with your mistakes. Most of us are very hard on ourselves, so after our first mistake we think twice about our next move. The great people don’t pay to much attention to their mistakes, within minutes they’ve forgotten about them and have continued forward with their plan. Of course, they’ll learn from these mistakes, but they don’t hold them back and they continue to believe in themselves.
You see, it's a numbers thing. I believe that if you make a lot of actions and you keep your confidence high you end up doing more good actions and you will really play to WIN!
So, if there is something that you want to do and you don't know where to start my best advice is just go for it. This way you can get the ball rolling and see where you need to improve. You can’t make a basket if you won’t shoot the ball.
Make as many mistakes as you can and believe in yourself and your vision and keep playing.
I promise you, in the end you’ll win the game.
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