1) Thomas Edison once said “There is far more opportunity than there is ability“. Potential always dwarfs performance. Once you recognize this, it allows you to question what you currently may accept as the limit of what you could do, and what is good enough. It’s worth acknowledging where greater potential lies, and perhaps challenge what is causing you not to capitalize on it.
2) Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, once said “Capital isn’t scarce; vision is”. Vision is bigger than your current market realities. Vision is what creates markets. In the realm of potential markets, what we consider the hard realities of our situations usually fall away. This is where blue ocean strategy comes into play.
3) Donald Trump talks a lot about the idea of consistently and relentlessly investing your time and focus on what you want to achieve. In his book “Think Big and Kick Ass” what was most memorable to me was his approach to almost every question. Always question why not more, and then always move ahead. Instead of watching television for 2 hours a night, why not pursue the things you say you want to accomplish? Not a bad question. Relentlessly push the boundaries of what is possible, and relentlessly move toward your goals.
Performance is usually limited by what we know to be possible, but also by what we’re willing to do in order to develop ourselves to achieve it. There is no reason why you can’t have more of what you want, provided that you’re willing to do what it takes to get it.
Challenge your beliefs about what the potential in a situation is.
Challenge your vision and make sure you’re not short changing yourself right from the start.
Challenge the amount of focus and effort you currently place on doing the things that could change your world.