Whatever you think about him, most people agree Tom Brady always brings his A-game.
So what does that mean if you’re not a famous quarterback, married to a super model? How do you make sure you’re always bringing your A-game?
First of all, it’s important to establish what your goals are. Where do you want to be by this time next year at work? What kind of husband or wife do you want to be to your spouse, or what kind of parent do you want to be for your kid?
Once you decide what you want to be, it’s time to set out to deliver on those goals.
Tom Brady wants to win more Super Bowls than any player in history, and he sets out to do that every single day.
Think about the specific steps you need to take to accomplish your goal. If you want to be a more attentive spouse, what actions can you take today when you wake up to get there, and be specific.
Want to grow your business in a certain vertical? Take concrete steps every day to move ball forward.
Figure out what your triggers are to remind yourself to keep moving ahead, and put them on a post it note, or the lock screen on your phone. In my case, I got my trigger words tattooed on my arm.
Have you ever heard the saying “get out of bed in the morning with so much intention that the devil says “damn, he’s up?”
Live that way every single day, and make intentional steps towards your goals, and that’s how you can bring your A-game.