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3 Ways to Stop Playing Small and Start Working Toward your True Ambitions

stop playing small and start working toward your ambitions

When your level of commitment changes, you change the plan. 

I recently had a huge breakthrough. 

My mastermind recently got together in person for the first time, in a long time. We meet virtually every week, and we review goals, ambitions, tactics, and what we’re going to do over the next 90 – 180 days.

But during this in-person meet-up, we really went deep on what it is we want, what we’re building, and what we can do to push each other even further. 

I had an eye-opening experience of how small I was playing in comparison to my deep and honest ambitions. 

Don’t Fall into the Trap of Playing Small

It’s easy to fool yourself, right? 

It’s easy to look back at last year and say, 

‘Well, geez, my real estate team had the most transactions of any team or agent in our entire brokerage, and we broke over $100 million. We’re doing fine, just stay the course.”

But when I look at what we actually want to achieve as individuals throughout my company, and for me, personally long-term, we are playing incredibly small. 

We’re not going to reach our goals playing small. 

And we certainly won’t get there looking backward and basking in the glory of past wins. 

Change Your Plan

Every year I do a business plan in September and finalize it in October.

This means the last time I wrote out a business plan was over six months ago. 

The same goes for my vision board. And out of the big 12 major things on there, I’ve already completely checked off five and several others are close to being done.

If you are in a similar position it is time to do three things to rework the plan, restructure your commitment, and start playing big:

1. Update Your Business Plan

If your ambitions are greater than they were last year, it’s time to change your business plan. Pour more into your budget, set loftier goals, and go all-in on your ambitions. 

2. Change Your Vision Board

There’s no need to wait until the end of the year or until all accomplishments are checked off the list. If your vision is bigger now then it was at the end of last year, it’s time to upgrade your vision board, add more goals, and start working toward what you really want. 

3. Revisit Your 10 and 20 Year Plans

If your vision and ambitions are greater now, that will impact your plan for 10-20 years from now. Revisit your 10 and 20 year plans to add in your new goals and ambitions. 

Do your plans and visions match today’s ambitions? Or last year’s?

I challenge you to dig into doing this work now. Don’t worry about what time of year it is. 

It’s time to level up your commitment.