Today, I want to share a super simple technique inspired by the book Elite Minds that you can use to operate at your best day in and day out.
Perfect is not the goal. What is? It's simply do your best. Each and every day, make it your intention to do the very best you can with what you have that day. If you did the best you could that day, give yourself a 'W' for 'win.' If you didn't do your best, give yourself an 'L' for 'learn.' The goal here is six or less L’s in a month and never two in a row.
What I love about this system is that no matter how big my to-do list is, no matter what the day looks like, or how unusual that day is compared to the normal day, all I can ever do is my best.
By measuring this and keeping it super public and visible, it has a huge effect on my psyche throughout the day. I'm thinking throughout the day, "'What do I need to keep doing for that W?" Or if I start to get slightly distracted, I rein it in much more quickly because I know I don't want to have to give myself an L for the day.
The goal of six or less L’s per month roughly comes to an 80% hit rate, so basically, you're trying to show up as your best for about 80% of the days. I think that's a wonderful hit rate.
No matter how big your list is, no matter how unusual the day is, all you can do day-to-day is your best. I'm super confident that if we just focus on doing our best day in and day out, we'll reach a much higher level of achievement and satisfaction in both our business and lives.