I Don’t Want To Just Show Up

Whenever I participate in sports, playing Xbox, a board game, Wii bowling, my job, or anything that involves competition, I want one thing.

Domination.

Complete, undeniable domination.

You might be thinking why do I think like this?

I’m a very competitive person, and when there is a prize on the line it makes me even more competitive.

I enjoy competing in things. It can be as simple as a playing a game on the Wii to my job. It’s fun to me.

The thing is, I don’t just want to compete to say I did, I’m there to dominate the opposition. I show up to only win.

Here’s a real-life example:

At your work you have the chance to be promoted, but there’s five other people also given the chance.

You might be the underdog in this situation. You’re new, don’t have as many qualifications, or the other people have been in that company forever.

How do you separate yourself? How do you make it so your boss has to look at you instead of the other people?

Think about it you’re the underdog, new to the company, and you have the opportunity for a promotion.

Better pay. More vacation time. Better insurance for you and your family. This promotion would be a really good boost for you.

The way you separate yourself is through complete domination. Everyday you’re finishing the tasks you were assigned to do on time, or even a couple days ahead, and doing it correctly.

Your boss says they need a tough job done? Boom. You’re on it. Done.

Someone doesn’t show up, and the asks who would want to stay a little later? You choose and you get more stuff done in that time period.

Those are the things that are going to get you the promotion. The boss has to know that if he has a big task to be done, he knows who he’s going to.

Eventually, after some time of really great consistent work your boss finally thinks of you for the promotion.

Maybe you end up getting the promotion or maybe you don’t. I don’t think through dominating everyday and consistent work that was done on time and correctly, that you wouldn’t be in consideration.

The Mindset Behind Domination

It’s all about putting yourself in a position to not just compete, but dominate the opposition. If you’re trying to compete with others that means you’re probably limiting your abilities to be at your best in that situation.

If you’re watching what someone else does, how are you able to focus on what you need to do?

Domination takes full focus of your attention. If you get assigned a project and it needs to be done at the end of the day. There’s where your full attention goes.

Cut out everything that the opposition is doing and focus on you.

However, you don’t just start dominating the world around you out of nowhere.

The first step to dominating? You have to decide to dominate.

It’s as easy as declaring, “I AM going to dominate today!”

Don’t say it though, declare it. Make it know that today, and everyday is yours.

Kind of like the episode in The Office where Michael Scott declares for bankruptcy.

He declared that he was going to be bankrupt. He made it known to everyone in the office. Kind of a bad example since that’s not how you actually declare for bankruptcy but you get the jist.

Once you decide that you’re going to dominate every task for that day, you get the job done.

You figure out a way to make things happen to get the tasks done.

No more excuses or complaining. If you have a task that needs to be done and you’ve decided that you’re going to dominate, then it’s going to be finished.

Go dominate your day.

Thanks and Be Great,

Jared

Here’s two links to the full scene in The Office for a little laugh on your Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-m3RtoguAQ

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