What are you doing to get better at it?
The obvious response is, “Better at what?”
And the answer is “Better at everything and anything!”
Better at building relationships
Better at cutting hair
Better at listening
Better at colouring hair
Better at consultations
Better at rebooking
Better at putting hair up
Better at learning
Better at retailing
Better at setting goals
Better at being a partner
Better at being a husband, wife, parent, son or daughter
Better at being the best version of ‘you’
And that’s just the start…
So what are you doing to get better at it?
What are you reading?
Who are you listening to?
What are you watching?
Who are you following?
What are you studying?
What challenging conversations are you having?
What are you practising?
‘Getting better’ won’t just happen, you have to do something…
More often than not, there are many areas in our lives where we want to create change, at both the personal and professional level, but often we do little more than express a preference for getting better without actually making a real decision, a real commitment and making a plan and putting the plan into action and doing whatever it takes to make it happen.
It starts with the ‘D’ word…
The ‘D’ word is ‘Decision’
It starts with making a decision.
The ‘D’ word is deciding that something is going to happen and leaving no other alternative.
It’s that point when you really commit to it, you tell people it’s going to happen and you burn your bridges and leave no retreat or possibility for any other outcome because you ‘decided’ and now it’s really just a matter of time before it is fact.
Now, that’s a decision.
Making real decisions can be more than a bit scary, because when you truly ‘decide’ you are really putting yourself on the line, and saying, “This is going to happen, it’s not a hope or a wish, it’s going to happen”.
When you do that you are stepping out of your comfort zone and that takes courage. But it’s also very liberating because it sets in motion a sequence of events and even though you may not always know how it’s going to happen you’ll never know until you make a start.
There’s a great quote from Walt Disney who once said, “The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing.”
So what are you going to do to get better at it, whatever it is? And what decisions have you made today to make that happen?