I received some great feedback on the other week’s blog about the keep rolling attitude. This mindset has really helped me through these times to stay positive and to do a good job for my family, my school, and my community.
Another mindset that my friend Dr. Rob Gilbert has shared over the years on his success hotline that has worked for me, is the concept of doing a little bit, a lot of the time.
If you can accomplish your goals each and every day good things are going to happen. You’re going to continue to move forward with your goals, your work, and your accomplishments. You’re not going to lose all the weight in one day, you also are not going to get that huge project done in one day.
It’s the concept of how to eat an elephant right? We’ve all heard that phrase our whole lives, and no one actually wants to eat an elephant, but if you were to, the way you have to do it is one bite at a time. The concept of doing A little bit each day versus a lot on one day puts your goals into more manageable bite-sized chunks.
Many of you have asked me about my former life as a college basketball official. How did you do it? Over two hours in such a tense environment? Wasn’t it a great challenge to officiate those games? Yes, it was a great challenge but I did not have to do it for two hours. I only had to do it for minutes at a time. You see, the TV timeouts are four minutes apart and my goal was always to just get to the next TV time out, and do a great job over those four minutes. That mentality came from the concept of doing a little bit, a lot of the time. I did not have to be a great referee for two hours. I only had to be a great referee for four minutes at a time.
Whatever the challenge it is or whatever your goal that you’re trying to accomplish try it with the mindset of doing a little bit a lot of the time. One day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time. Writing a book, write one chapter a day. Getting your doctorate? Work on it for 30 minutes a day. Trying to get into shape? Change your eating habits, and exercise for a little bit each day. The keyword being each day, or each hour, or even just a few minutes. You can do it! #KeepRolling
If you’re looking for a plan this summer, consider a dynamic presentation either in person or virtually. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d love to meet your administrative team and help to reset for next year. Here are my virtual workshop offerings: Andrew Marotta Surviving & Thriving Virtual Offerings
Quote: “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”