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3 January 2019

100 Day Personal Performance & Business Growth Challenge – Day 2

Jairek Robbins

Greetings, everyone! Jairek Robbins here, and today we are diving deep into a mindset that can truly transform your performance and success in accomplishing your 2019 goals. It all revolves around a simple but powerful shift in perspective — from “having to do” tasks to “getting to do” tasks. Based on research from Yale, this change in mindset can make a game-changing difference in your motivation and overall performance. Let’s explore how adopting the “getting to do” mindset can revolutionize your journey to success.

The “Having To Do” Mindset:

  1. Feeling Obligated: When we perceive tasks as things we “have to do,” we may feel burdened and obligated, draining our motivation.

  2. Lack of Enthusiasm: The “having to do” mindset often lacks enthusiasm, leading to procrastination and reduced productivity.

The Empowering “Getting To Do” Mindset:

  1. A Shift in Perspective: By shifting to the “getting to do” mindset, we embrace tasks as opportunities rather than burdens.

  2. Feeling Privileged: Seeing tasks as things we “get to do” fosters a sense of privilege and gratitude for the opportunities ahead.

The Impact on Motivation:

  1. Intrinsic Motivation: The “getting to do” mindset taps into intrinsic motivation, as we find joy and fulfillment in the tasks themselves.

  2. Sustained Effort: With intrinsic motivation, we are more likely to sustain effort and persevere in the face of challenges.

Yale Research on Motivation:

  1. The Power of Choice: Yale’s research highlights that perceiving tasks as choices rather than obligations significantly boosts motivation.

  2. Autonomy and Control: Embracing the “getting to do” mindset gives us a sense of autonomy and control over our actions.

Applying the Mindset:

  1. Goal Setting: As you set your 2019 goals, frame the tasks associated with them as exciting opportunities you “get to do.”

  2. Daily Affirmations: Use daily affirmations to remind yourself of the privilege of pursuing your goals and the joy in the journey.

Embracing Challenges:

  1. Resilience: The “getting to do” mindset strengthens resilience, allowing us to approach challenges with a positive outlook.

  2. Growth Mindset: Embracing challenges becomes an opportunity for growth and learning rather than something to avoid.

Overcoming Roadblocks:

  1. Redefining Obstacles: View obstacles as stepping stones to success, knowing that you “get to overcome” them.

  2. Maintaining Focus: The “getting to do” mindset helps maintain focus on the bigger picture and the reasons behind your goals.

The Ripple Effect:

  1. Influence on Others: Embracing this empowering mindset can inspire others around you to adopt the same positive approach.

  2. Creating a Supportive Environment: Encourage those in your circle to adopt the “getting to do” mindset, fostering a supportive community.

As I conclude this empowering exploration of the “getting to do” mindset, I hope you have realized its transformative power in achieving your 2019 goals. Embracing tasks as opportunities, rather than obligations, infuses our actions with joy and fulfillment. The intrinsic motivation that comes with the “getting to do” mindset propels us forward, enabling us to overcome challenges and sustain our efforts. Drawing from Yale’s research, we understand that the power of choice and autonomy in perceiving tasks can revolutionize our motivation and performance. So, as you work towards your goals, I encourage you to adopt this empowering mindset, reminding yourself that you “get to do” what is necessary for your success. Let this positive approach permeate your daily life, inspiring those around you, and creating a supportive environment that fosters growth and achievement. Remember, every task you “get to do” is a stepping stone towards your dreams, and by embracing the privilege in each opportunity, you are setting yourself up for a game-changing journey to success in 2019 and beyond.

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