By Ariell Xavier Arevalo
What does it take to be the best at what you do? By how much do we have to improve in order to produce extraordinary results in your business? Do you have to improve by 50%, 100%, 200% in order to be the best at what you do?
Think about a running race. The first placer gets a gold medal, second place gets silver, and third place gets a bronze medal. What do the 4th placer and onwards get? Nothing, zip, zilch, nada. If we look at the results of this Olympic race, how much better was the champion over the runner-up? Was she twice as fast? No! She was only 0.03 seconds faster than the silver medalist, and the silver medalist was only 0.03 seconds faster than the bronze medalist. The more startling fact is that the 4th placer, who got nothing for her effort, was only 0.1 seconds slower than the champion! The 8th placer was only 0.26 seconds slower than the champion.
Are the winners that much better than everyone else? Yes, they are better, but not by much. The answer is simple; they have just found themselves to be just 0.03 seconds better than the competition!
How would we apply this to your business in order to improve your results? Think of this concept: think of yourself being in a race where we have to edge out the competition. You don’t have to be 100% or 200% better. Just be even 1% or 0.1% or 0.01% better than the competition, you will emerge the champion. But wait, who is your competition? Your competition is yourself! Strive to improve yourself from the person you were yesterday even by 0.1%, and you will soon see results in your business much more than you could ever imagine.
Give yourself that winning edge. Beat your own records. Improve yourself continuously, and soon you will see the results you have always wanted.
Ariell Xavier Arevalo is happily married to his beautiful wife Lady Dyan Arevalo. Both Ariell & Dyan are semi-retired, meaning they work because they want to, and not because they have to. Both have been focusing their time on mentoring would-be business owners and investors, as well as serving as Senior Vice President of a growing Canadian financial services brokerage and having business interests in a local insurance brokerage. Ariell could be reached at email@example.com.
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