The only way to grow is to push the boundaries of your abilities and knowledge. The problem is that
many business owners are unable to recognize their limits and push themselves to new heights. The
most successful entrepreneurs I have coached have perfected these six strategies.
1. Address your restrictive mindset Sometimes, mind over matter is all it takes to push yourself
beyond your limits. It’s simple not to push yourself to do things that you think are
impossible. When you think you can’t do something, it can sometimes stop you from pushing
yourself to the limit. You might be being held back by these negative beliefs.
2. Set ambitious goals The majority of experts in goal setting recommend using SMART
methods. For regular objectives, these strategies are excellent. However, you might need to think
outside the box if you want to test your limits. The actions you take can be influenced by setting
ambitious goals. If you want to sell products to ten customers this month, for instance, you could
use one strategy (such as cold calling potential leads).However, cold calling would be impossible
if your objective was to close sales with 1,000 customers. This forces you to reevaluate your
Although working toward unachievable objectives is not necessarily the goal here, it can assist
you in determining where smaller objectives may be hindering your progress.
3. Find out what drives you Motivation can have a significant impact on your capacity to push
yourself to the limit. Professionals with high levels of motivation are more satisfied, perform
better, and have better chances of success. You can find the motivation to keep pushing yourself
by visualizing how success will feel and look like.
4. Acclimate yourself to being uncomfortable. Knowing your limits is essential for determining the
limits you can push. When you push yourself beyond your limits, you’ll feel uncomfortable. That
is fine! You will never develop if you never experience discomfort. Set a goal for yourself to try
new things that make you feel uneasy. You’ll start to feel at ease with your new limits over time.
You’ll continue to stretch yourself if you do this process over and over again. Keep in mind that
every expert started out as a beginner.
5. Accept failure Thomas Edison responded, “I have not failed,” when asked about his work on the
modern light bulb. I’ve just discovered 10,000 ineffective methods, Failure is inevitable when
you push your abilities and experience to their limits. Your capacity to continue developing can
be significantly impacted by your approach to failure. Failing offers opportunities to gain useful
knowledge that can be put into practice. Use failure to your advantage because it is an inevitable
stage of development.
6. Take responsibility for your actions Some people have the self-discipline to push themselves to
new heights. Others might require the assistance of those around them. Find someone who can
encourage you to do more and take risks if you need support from others. A mentor, coach, or
any other person who can provide you with honest feedback and direction is a good
accountability partner. Participate in a peer advisory board even better.
With a dream, a passion, and the willingness to push yourself, anything is possible.