|How to be your best…maybe even elite:
Dogged incremental constant progress over a very long time frame.
If you look at the elite leaders/coaches today you are looking at the culmination of many years of this dogged progress.
I’ve mentioned “compound growth” many times in my emails…and I want to mention it again.
There is no other way to be elite than stacking good day after day, good week after week, good month after month, and good year after year.
It is a simple concept, but few do it. It is why elite is not common.
There is no secret…just a Dogged incremental constant progress over a very long time frame.
For those interested, I flesh out a simple cycle that can help.
What does this dogged incremental constant progress over a very long time frame look like? Let’s use a college coach as an example.
This pattern or cycle is a must for greatness.
Step 1: Do.
Doing consists of coaching, getting reps in. This would also include reading/watching/learning something.
Step 2: Reflect.
Reflect on the practice you just ran. Reflect on the team meeting you led. Reflect on on the drills you ran. Reflect on your message to your team. Reflect on everything. What went well? What needs to be corrected or tweaked? How can I be better?
Reflect on the book you’re reading. Reflect on the video you watched. What are the things that stuck out? What resonated? How does this apply to my leadership/coaching?
Step 3: Adjust/Implement/tweak.
Once you reflect, implement or make changes. What we learn from reflecting has to be turned into action. We can’t just learn from reflection. Too many people have head knowledge but can’t execute.
And back to ‘Do’…