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Three Simple Reasons You’re Not Successful Enough

The simple reason you’re not successful enough is due to the lack of consistency. You may perform well at times, and the good performances may be GREAT!

But, you are not flourishing because there is no consistency in your performance! The BAD Days are BAD. 

Coaches and bosses love the consistent performer because they KNOW who they are going to get. NO ONE wants someone who is Adam Sandler one day, but Tom Cruise the next.

Playing consistent is tough because- it matters how bad are the bad days.

Most people will tell you that they thirst for the consistent performer over the streaky. So, if you are not successful, it’s usually because you’re not consistent.

Here’s three simple reasons why you’re not successful:

1)             You are not hustling: 

Nothing can replace hustle. Look at the very best at the highest level and I guarantee that they put forth the most preparation.

It is the first step toward building success and consistency because we must know that we have put forth in the effort necessary.

Ghandi once stated “the harder we work, the tougher it is to surrender.” A rule to follow is to look at who works the hardest on your team and outwork them.

2)             You are not preparing the right way:

It pains me when I see the hardest workers not seeing results.

Often enough though, it is because they are not addressing the correct things.

Remember, we play like we train! In order to play consistent, we simply must compete and create pressure during our preparation.  These are the skills that transfer.

3)             You are putting too much pressure on yourself:

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Trying harder works in preparation, but rarely works in competition.

When we feel like we are not successful, we are often “getting in our own way.”

Focusing on results as opposed to the execution can cause us to play careful, tight, and trying NOT to mess up.

Pressure stems from a variety of places (expectations mostly) and it slowly creeps into our mentality and performance. Thus, we must completely devote ourselves to the task at hand and staying aggressive.

Peyton Manning summed it up perfectly, “Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.” 

Dr. Rob Bell is a Sport Psychology Coach. His company DRB & associates is based in Indianapolis.  Some clients have included: University of Notre Dame, Marriott, and Walgreens. Check out the most recent book on Mental Toughness- 

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