You step up to the plate. The crowd goes wild.
This is a big moment — a historic moment, actually. You’re on a hitting streak so hot the whole country’s watching you, and every at-bat you face is something people will be talking about for decades to come.
Some people in the crowd are hecklers. You can hear them shouting at you, trying throw you off your game and make you choke.
Others are on your side, but that’s just a different kind of pressure. When you’ve got the nation hanging on your every move, the pressure to do well can be almost paralyzing.
The pitcher winds up. The ball is about to come your way. This is it.
What do you do?
Crowd noise can be a huge distraction. Whether it’s negative or positive, other people’s opinions and expectations can easily throw you off your goal.
You really want to eat healthier, but every time you go out for dinner with your friends, they tease you for getting a salad. (It’s good-natured, but it still bothers you.)
You really want to start that side business you’ve always dreamed about, but your friends and family keep telling you all the reasons it could fail. (They mean well, but it hurts.)
Or maybe someone is simply being critical for the sake of being critical. There are plenty of naysayers in the world, and whatever goal you’re going after, they’ll find a way to try to tear it down.
The only way to succeed is to develop laser focus and Give It All in the moment you’re in, right now.
When Joe DiMaggio was building his legendary 56-game hitting streak, he focused not on the significance of what he was doing or on all the people watching him, but for each at-bat he faced. He concentrated on doing what he could, in that moment, to hit the ball that was coming at him — and that concentration paid off in one of the most famous sports record in history, still unbroken to this day.
Whatever your goal, you can harness this same laser focus to achieve it. And we’d like to help you.
Get Ready to Zero In On Your Big Goal
In the New Year, we’re unveiling an exciting challenge that will help you you finally take hold of those dreams you’ve always secretly wanted to achieve. If you’re ready to tune out the crowd noise, step out of the dugout and swing for the fences, we hope you’ll say, “I’m in!”
To learn more, head on over here and enter your email to be notified about how you can make your goal possible in the year to come. And stay tuned for upcoming posts that will help you get ready.
Get ready to show the crowd what happens when you Give It All.