Disaster to Master
Business Training from 7k Co-founder, Zach Davis
I didn’t plan on doing a backflip at a high rate of speed going down hill. In fact, I hadn’t planned on crashing my brains out at all, but that’s exactly what happened….a lot. Let’s just say the whole thing had gone a lot better in my mind!
It had been over 10 years since I had ridden a dirt bike and it definitely showed. I felt like I was doing it for the first time. Probably should have picked a littler easier ride and group to go with for the first time. It was four days of wreck after wreck and extremely sore muscles.
I couldn’t believe how bad I was at it. It was a total disaster and I was completely discouraged. Even when I was discouraged I never gave up and just kept showing up and crashing my brains out. Fast forward several years later. Now I can keep up with the best.
For a lot of you, whether you are building a business or just buying coins, this will be a relatively new experience for you here at 7k. Your expectations might not match your current reality and that’s ok. Anytime you learn or do something new you will probably be bad at it and will certainly make a few mistakes.
The truth is, you have to be a disaster before you can be a master. You learn the most when you make mistakes. That is where all the growth happens. Without the personal growth you will never achieve your full potential. Most people bail out and give up on their dreams way before the growth happens, but not you!
One of the secrets to moving from disaster to master is the willingness to be foolishly consistent, even when it's painful. Most of us fall into the trap of mustering up a little motivation every once in a while and, “Take all out massive action” on achieving some goal but only take massive action for a couple of days or weeks.
Take exercise for an example. If you went to the gym and worked as hard as you could for one day and then didn’t hit the gym again for months would you expect to look in the mirror and see a big difference or feel significantly stronger. Sounds silly doesn’t it? But in a lot of areas of our lives that’s what we do without realizing it.
What would happen if I just showed up at the gym for 30 minutes every day and was consistent in creating change, even if at first I wasn’t good at it. After a couple of months you would see a massive difference. Its consistency over time that will get you the results you are looking for not small bursts of action with long periods of stagnation. Consistency is the key to becoming a master.
Stay positive and remember why you started in the first place. Stay focused on what you want and not what you aren’t good at or what you have now. Be willing to make mistakes and even look like a fool sometimes. We have all been there. Go out on a limb, jump out of your comfort zone and go for it.
Be consistent and keep moving forward. Surround yourself with people who are better than you and will support you. Drown out the nay-sayers and don’t get caught up in worrying what other people will think of or say about you. They don’t pay your bills and you shouldn’t be taking advice from anyone more messed up than you are anyway!
The change may not be noticeable to you for quite some time but the change is surely happening, I promise. You are becoming a master.
You got this. We believe in you!