Your Team’s Upper Limit

There might be a time when you ask yourself, “Is this it? Is this the best performance that we will get as we together?” At that moment, you are wrong.

The answer to the question, “Is this the best that we can perform?” is usually, “Yes” or “Probably.” If you are asking the question, in this way, you are already focusing on what you perceive to be a limitation in your team.

A better question to ask is, “How do we increase our performance?” You can also ask, “How are other people performing?” Before 1954 everyone thought it was impossible to run a 4-minute mile. Then one day, someone did. Six weeks later, the next person did. And by 2019, hundreds of people have run the four-minute mile. Focus on improving the performance of those around you, not on the limits of ability that you think you have.

Don’t wonder how far your team can go. Focus on how much better you can get every day. Your upper limit can is defined by being 1% better than you were yesterday.