People sometimes wonder if the concept of self-fulfilled prophecy is real. They ask from their heart, but the question is only heard in their own mind. To everyone else they don’t get the question, because it hasn’t really been asked, but instead shown in the result.
Some people commit to trying their best, others actually create their best work. Your best work doesn’t come from half-hearted attempts, but trying your best might create just that, an attempt. There is a difference between finding the scapegoat in trying your best when compared with the end result of actually doing your best.
Sometimes giving it your best shot leaves something on the table, but being focused completely and entirely on doing your best work does not. The Sun may sort of be out, or it may be sort of raining, but then some may suggest neither is true.
You likely won’t achieve your goal by trying your best; you have to do your best. Your best won’t happen when you are, sort of focused.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker, and coach that specializes in helping businesses and individuals accelerate their leadership, their team, and their success. He is the author of the newly released book, Forgotten Respect, Navigating A Multigenerational Workforce. Reach him through his website at DennisEGilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.