Brent Widman Blog

Don’t Do Just Enough

Don’t do just enough.

We get to do it once. That’s it.

Do you sell yourself short by just doing enough to get by?

I see so many people struggling just to get by. We may not be making the money we want or we don’t have the job or career we want. We don’t see or talk to family as much as we want. Maybe we want to be in shape. Maybe we just want to be a better version of ourselves.

What is that “better” for you? Not to me, not to anyone around you, but to you?

We look around and say, “If I just had this, if I just had that, everything would be better.” What is that for you?

Maybe the bigger question is, what are you willing to do to get it?

That’s the question I ask. Why can’t you? Why do just enough?

Do you accomplish everything you want to accomplish?

I often wonder what the thought process is when you get up in the morning. Do you tell yourself today is going to be an “okay” day? Or do you say it’s going to be a GREAT day? Do you study just hard enough to pass? Do you work on that project just enough to pass it on to someone else? Are you making enough calls to just set the bare minimum of meetings? Do you just work hard enough to get by? Are you stuck? Do you “hope” and “pray” good things will happen to you or do you make them happen?

I want to help you be successful; I want to help you work a little harder. There are a few ways we can do this.

  1. It starts when you wake up. Tell yourself it’s going to be a great day. It works, I promise.
  2. Plan your day. It doesn’t have to be to the minute, but plan the big things you want to do. The things that will make you happy when you do them. They can be small or big.
  3. Do those things! You’ll be amazed when good things start happening. You may even start getting “lucky” (you make your luck).
  4. Create a routine – Do these things every day.
  5. When you get good at these and get done, do a bit more. It won’t hurt, I promise!

Consistency. Every day. Don’t get away from it. Even if it’s hard. It’s really that easy. It truly is. Everyone has the ability to be the best at what they do. Consistency is the key. Every day. Whether you “feel” like it or not. Stop thinking and start doing.

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