Two Ways To Surpass The Competition

Christi Hegstad January 13th, 2014

CLARITY KICKSTART: January 13, 2014

“I knew I wasn’t necessarily the smartest person in the room, or the most talented, or the most intuitive. But even if I was surrounded by people who were more talented, I knew I could surpass them just by consistently showing up and doing the work.” 

~ Jeff Olson

Coaching Tip For The Week:

How many times have you compared yourself to others – your competitors or colleagues, for example – and felt like you couldn’t measure up?

I’d like to offer two quick coaching tips this week. 

First, stop the comparisons

Definitely learn from your role models, competitors, colleagues, and anyone else you admire. But focus on bettering your best, not filling someone else’s definition of success.

Second, focus on showing up and doing the work

Whether in business, sports, or life, it’s not the smartest or most talented that live up to their full potential – it’s those of us who show up, day after day, even on the days we don’t feel like, and do what needs to be done.

Make 2014 your NO EXCUSES year!

What excuse will you give up this year? Share below, on Facebook, or via Twitter!

Dr. Christi Hegstad helps you successfully do what you love! As President of MAP Professional Development Inc., she coaches professionals to get unstuck and reach Bold Goals with clarity, confidence, and meaningful action. 

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