Elevate to Your Next Level by Maximizing Your Effort
Many people have next level intentions, but they don't give next level effort
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“Go the extra mile, there’s no one on it.”
We want next level results but fail to give next level actions.
I do it myself all the time as well.
Some people want to be professional athletes but skip half the practices.
Do you think Michael Jordan skipped practice?
Nope. He would practice until his hands bled.
How to Get Next Level Results
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
Many people want next level results with current level actions.
It doesn’t work.
Let’s use Michael Jordan for example.
He wanted to be in the NBA.
His intentions and his effort WERE aligned.
What do I mean by this?
His intentions and desire were to be an NBA player.
His effort was to keep trying no matter what and to practice rigorously.
He even played a game with the flu.
Would Jordan have become one of the greatest players of all time if he had skipped practices, lowered his effort, watched TV all day, and went out to bars every day with friends?
It’s almost like people think results fall out of the sky.
Nope. He gave next level effort. He would stay alone in stadiums just to shoot. After every loss, he trained harder.
Is there anything in life that you do to the extent of this? If you had the flu, would you show up for whatever it is you want to be next level in?
A lot of people want to be millionaires, but they work a normal job and haven’t read a book in 20 years.
There is 0 effort made yet, they constantly desire the next level.
You are setting yourself up for disappointment.
Be honest with yourself.
If you like your job or don’t plan on changing, then why have millionaire intentions. Just accept what you have.
We don’t have to be the best in every category, really just one.
Intentions Will Either Help or Harm Us
“If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.”
Recently, I ran into a wall.
I am going to live in Spain for a few months at the end of this year, so I’ve been studying Spanish a lot.
I was doing multiple lessons a day at the highest difficulty.
I’m not bragging, I’m just saying that I was putting in maximum effort.
I started doing extremely difficult lessons that would take me a long time to finish.
I was burned out and finally, I hit a wall and lost my 5-month streak of studying Spanish every day.
I realized that my intentions were next level and my action “was” next level, but they began to fade.
The balance was lost.
I had two choices:
- Keep my next level intentions and try to gain my next level effort back
- Meet my intentions with my effort and go at a regular, slower pace
The point of this? Sometimes it's okay to have normal intentions. You don’t always need next level intentions for everything.
This imbalance generally leads to you quitting.
I learned almost all the basics of Spanish and that’s probably why my mind wants to slow down. I could use that energy elsewhere in my life. Maybe use it on writing or studying something else.
“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will”
Gary McKeown, He is in Control of His Life
You need to act NOW.
Make sure your intentions and action are aligned or you will eventually quit on yourself.
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