It is the way people think, not just what people think about, that determines their productivity.

How you think about yourself – your goals, your ability to accomplish those goals and ultimately who you are – will make or break your success.

Ask yourself, “Who do you think you are?”

How you answer that question might be more important than you think.

Years ago, when I decided to begin training for triathlons, I was in a very different physical state. I was much heavier and had no exercise plan in place.

In the beginning, I had to ask myself, “Who do you think you are?” Looking at my current fitness level, I might have been tempted to believe answers to that question that were discouraging or disheartening.

But by answering and believing, “I am a triathlete,” I was one step closer to achieving my goal.

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It was in that moment that I began to adjust my productivity profile.

A productivity profile is everything that has led you up to this point as a producer/performer. Your productivity profile is greatly influenced by your self-talk. By answering, “I am a triathlete,” I was making an adjustment to that profile.

By making that adjustment, I was pushing on my self-efficacy.

I believed I could do what I wanted to do. That simple belief was anything but simple. It altered the answer to the question, “Who do you think you are?” And that belief set my productivity profile off on a different trajectory.

That belief brought me one step closer to accomplishing what I wanted to do.

What is it you want to do?
Who do you think you are?

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