Jason Selk is one of the world’s leading mental toughness coaches. He tells us that the best among us have a “relentless solution focus.”
Note: RELENTLESS solution focus.
Here’s the game he tells his elite athletes (and executives) to play:
When something goes sideways, give yourself 60 seconds (that’s it! 60 seconds!) to feel bad about it, blame someone for it, etc.
60 seconds. Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock.
Now? Now, it’s time to find a SOLUTION to your problem.
You don’t need to solve the whole thing—and you shouldn’t try to. Just find one TINY (!) thing you can do right now that would move you forward in a positive, constructive direction.
R E L E N T L E S S.
Quick consult with dictionary:
oppressively constant; incessant
Yep. Relentless. Solution. Focus.
So… What’s your #1 stressor right now?
Give yourself 60 seconds to whine.
And… Time’s up!
Now: What’s the one little thing you can do right now to improve the situation by 1%?
Get on that!
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