When it comes to creating your best life and business, knowledge and information is critical. But knowledge alone is not enough. We have to have access to that knowledge and we have to manage that knowledge. It’s the USE of knowledge that creates power.
In your business, and even in your personal life, it’s paramount that you have easy access to accurate, meaningful and practical data. But I find few people who have this advantage in their favor.
One of the latest popular tools is having “dashboards”—meaningful metrics to stay on top of our most important performance factors. But where does this information come from, and how do we assure its reliability?
A few weeks ago, I asked my readers to tell us what they thought were the three biggest challenges in achieving their goals. There was a good response and it gave us a good sampling. Here are the results of that survey:
The highest ranking challenge, 16.9%, was Feeling Overwhelmed.
Next to that, at 15.5% was Procrastination.
A close third was Being Unclear on What to Achieve, 14.1%
And 11.3% said they were Unclear About What to Do Next.
“Pushing the Envelope” means to attempt to extend the current limits of performance. To innovate, or go beyond commonly accepted boundaries.
The phrase came into general use following the publication of Tom Wolfe's book about the space program—The Right Stuff, 1979. It has some earlier origins in mathematics and engineering but you get the point.
What would it take for you to push the envelope? And what would it mean for you to extend and exceed your current levels of performance? What’s the breakthrough you would like to experience?
It might just be your big turnaround. It might be the point you look back on in the future as the time everything changed for you.
The 40-Day Best Life Challenge could very well be the catalyst for that kind of a breakthrough.