Tweets of the Week: February 3, 2023
Are you using rest to your advantage?
There’s a saying in mental performance that how you use the “brakes” can help you really lay on the gas. We see this reflected in top athletes all the time - even LeBron James’ long-time athletic trainer, Mike Mancias, said, “Recovery never stops,” emphasizing that how you recover is just as important as how you train.
In business, however, we think about the grind - hustling 24/7 - as the ultimate path to achieving greatness, but it’s far more strategic than that:
You can’t sustain a nonstop grind, but - done correctly - you *can* choose when to absolutely floor it.
How you fuel your body, how you sleep, how you protect your headspace, how you show up…all of these things play a role in whether or not you’ll achieve (and sustain) lasting success. Be strategic. Use rest as a tool in your arsenal, and leverage it correctly. Know when to tap the brakes and know when to put the pedal to the metal.
Don’t be afraid to take a break, *and* don’t be afraid to go hard.
You’ll need both to make it big.
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Becoming The Only: If you want to dominate your space, it’s time to lean into what makes you unique - and use it to your advantage.
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The Power of Audacity: You can’t reach the Top .01% by playing it safe, so if you’re ready to break out of your rut - and make some big moves - start here.
This Is Just The Beginning: Most people fail their New Year’s Resolutions, which is why it’s time to do something different. Fuel up, lock in, and let’s go.
1. Don’t forget that how you rest fuels how you rise.
2. Stay in your lane, focus on yourself, and keep building.
3. You get to choose. Are you going to let yourself rise to the occasion?
4. If you know you’re capable of more, then don’t just beat yourself down - use those standards as fuel to build yourself up.
5. If you want to 10x your effectiveness, start by doubling down on your strengths - and outsourcing your weaknesses. Unchain yourself and see how much faster you can run.
6. This is why “most people” don’t achieve success - if you want to be different, rise to meet the challenge.
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