Why You Aren't Getting Results
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Your career and work will rarely be defined by what you say — it’s what you actually do that matters. You can scroll social media to hear people saying a *lot* of things like, “Results are the only thing that matters,” or “I set big goals,” but I’ve noticed that 99% of people who say they are results-driven are not. They have work stacking on their plate, constant messages, and appear very busy — but they’re not driven by results…too many things are pulling at their attention.
In reality, being results-driven is hard. It will challenge you, and those around you, and it will demand things of you. Often, it will even require you to go against your nature in ways they don’t teach you in school.
How you utilize yourself and your energy is something most don’t do well, even when they have the best of intentions and aren’t playing around.
Most people at certain levels believe they are focused — they’ve had success operating just as they are — but something starts to happen. Companies and careers evolve, but the leader stays the same…and this is where plateaus stall progress. Just like what made you a winning player in college won’t ever be enough to make it to the top of your game in your career — you have to keep stepping into new selves. You can’t stay the same if you want to reach higher and higher levels. Your career, your company, and your professional aspirations all count on this….you have to evolve, step up, and accept the challenge.
This week’s edition explores how to halt the plateau — and really be results-driven — as well as the psychology of what it takes, and how some of my larger clients have positioned themselves to get where they wanted to go.