Getting Better at something requires commitment

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Getting Better at Something Requires Commitment

Leadership Tip of the Week #103

Adapted from HBR

We all want to get better at something.

Maybe you’d like to be a more inspiring leader, be more productive, or take more risks. But ask yourself two questions.

1. Do you really want to do better? Presumably the answer is “yes,” but if you’re looking to improve because, say, your boss wants you to, be honest about that. Change will happen only if you’re committed to it.

2. Are you willing to feel the discomfort of trying things that don’t work right away? Learning anything new is inherently uncomfortable, so be prepared to feel a little awkward. You will make mistakes. You may feel embarrassed or ashamed, especially if you are used to succeeding. But if you remain committed through all of that, you will get better.

Adapted from “If You Want to Get Better at Something, Ask Yourself These Two Questions,” by Peter Bregman

Author: Andrew Mann

Managing Partner at NorthBailey. Having had senior marketing & insight roles at Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Coop and M&S, I'm now using my experience & network to solve strategic marketing problems for NorthBailey clients

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