The first action we always took as SEALs after learning about a mission assignment was to seek expert advice. It was also the first action we took after deciding what kind of product we wanted to launch at Perfect Fitness. The premise is simple: Learn from those who have gone before you.
Leave Your Ego At The Shore
We humans love to think we know it all. We can be bold in our thinking, yet backward in our approach to following up on an idea. Pick up a newspaper or read the front page of a news website and you’ll find examples of people failing spectacularly because they didn’t ask for advice from someone who had journeyed down a path similar to theirs.
You Will Never Know It All
Seeking an expert is no different from asking a teacher for help in solving a homework problem. Depending on the size and boldness of your goal, you may have to find multiple experts to help you chart a course to success. You will never know it all, and the sooner you come to grips with this concept, the faster you can get on your path to fulfilling your dreams.
Use Experts To Help You Excel
Every time I embark on a new goal, I do three things:
- Define the goal and make it as measurable as possible.
- Define my “why”—why is this goal worth focusing on and why is it worth dedicating time to?
- Decide who can help me get started on the goal.
If you search carefully and ask thoughtfully, you can almost always find someone willing to share words of wisdom that can help you improve your chances of success. The right expert can shave hundreds if not thousands of hours of frustration and false starts off your journey toward achieving your goal.
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My current mission, thanks to over 25 years in business and the military, is training leaders and teams to think and act outside their comfort zones and learn what it takes to be unstoppable. Unstoppable Teams is my handbook for how to build care-based teams that will push people to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
Be Unstoppable At (…)
Soon, I will be sharing some exciting new developments in my mission to help you Be Unstoppable—Unstoppable at dreaming, planning, pursuing, persisting and achieving your goals. I would be honored to be your swim buddy each step of the way to teach, to challenge, to encourage, and to help you Define It, Divide It, Do It Daily.
How Would You Like To Be Unstoppable? Let’s Go All-In and Move Forward Together.