Step Up and Play Big is a mental “presence” that serves as your road map to maximize and use your full capabilities. It gives you the flexibility to adapt to where you are in order to get to where you want to be. It’s fueled by a strong sense of self belief. It’s an internal optimistic view that helps you see beyond the clutter that surrounds you. It’s that small but convincing voice in your head that tells you – “Yes you can be better”. Finally, it’s a courageous spirit that willingly tackles barriers and obstacles to keep you moving forward towards the desired result.
To Step Up and Play Big...
You recognize that you and you alone are responsible for your life, career, business, and future and only you can create situations where you are the master of your circumstances and not a victim.
Next, you know that you can have more but also recognize that you must work for it and earn it.
You recognize that to Step Up and Play Big does not require as much extra effort as one would think. It involves more about how you see yourself today and have clarity about where you want to be tomorrow – in other words, you have a vision.
Next, to Step Up and Play Big requires that you regularly question the “status quo” and be open to finding or creating new opportunities.
You also recognize that your habits define you. As such, you’re always looking for ways to enhance existing habits and if needed, learn new ones that will help you elevate your game so that you’re using your full capabilities.
You see mistakes as an opportunity to learn something new so as to keep moving forward.
You also know that initially as you learn – and apply new habits and behaviors – you begin to stretch the limits of your capabilities. This new learning or “stretching” will make you feel uncomfortable. Your long term success will follow as soon as you realize that you must “get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable”.
Next, you realize that if you choose not to Step Up and Play Big, it will have consequences that you must be prepared to accept. One such consequence is self-sabotage – which is a result of playing it too safe and accepting less than what you are truly capable of.
When you Step Up and Play Big, you consistently live your life and demonstrate your full capabilities with “quiet confidence” – that is, there is no need to talk about what you do or how well you do it; your actions are all that others need to see.
Finally, you know that to Step Up and Play Big will require that you learn to confront fear and take risks to move forward. Nothing will come to you unless you act first and that’s where taking risks enters the picture.
Remember, a turtle moves forward by learning to stick out his neck.