by Dana Cavalea August 27, 2019

Hey Team...

I was doing a few Coaching Calls yesterday and I was noticing a repetitive theme.....

Strategizing. Planning. Perfection.

3-Words that sound great and look great in theory.

It would make sense if you are looking for success in all that you do you need to strategize, plan, and be "perfect."

But here is the thing.

Those 3-Words also lead to more procrastination, unpublished work, and a true lack of progress.

Hear me out.

We have all heard about Paralysis by Analysis.

Meaning, we are thinking so much that we just do not DO.

Translation: Things do not get done.

Then, when things don't get DONE, they begin to become even bigger things.

We begin to think about them, stress about them, and then begin to wonder why we are not where we want to be both personally and professionally.

Here is what I say: Stop taking yourself so seriously.

Address things head on.

Fear nothing- fail forward.

If you do fail, you failed taking a risk.

You failed by putting yourself out there.

You failed because you were taking the steps necessary to succeed.

Failure is a key part of success. You can not have success without failures.

If you are strategizing, planning, and being perfect so you don't fail, or reduce your risk of failing, you have already failed because you are no longer playing offense- but defense.

Winning goes to those who play offense.

Overthinking, judging yourself against others and previous outcomes just does not work.

This is why so many highly intelligent people are put to shame in terms of achievement by street hustling, fearless, risk taking entrepreneurs. 

They get out there. They put themselves out there.

They do not worry what other people think.

They just focus on DOING THE WORK.

The more you think, plan, strategize... the less WORK you do.

That is like thinking about the house you want to custom build and spending all your time thinking about the house, the design, and focusing on the plans for years and years at a time.

Meanwhile, somebody else drew the plans, ordered the wood, ordered the supplies, and began building.

In 12 months, they have a house.

You have plans that are still not done.

👎 Meaning, you have no house.

Get it.

👉The only way to figure things out in life is DO THE WORK.

👉The only way to figure yourself out is DO THE WORK.

👉The only way to achieve anything is DO THE WORK.

Now, stop being afraid.

👉Go after IT with everything you got.

We get one life.

Leave nothing on the table.

And... Get over yourself.




Let's GO!


Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

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