Sometimes I think about how many times we “barely” make it. We “barely” make it on time, “barely” survive the year in business, we “barely” feel we did our job as parents, “barely” hit our quota, or even “barely” survived college midterms or an abusive relationship.
The difference about “barely” doing something or not doing it at all can take a tremendous amount of courage. Whether it is making one extra sales call, going to get the paperwork for a new business, or reading one more book on a new product you want to develop.
Doing things when you have fear, anxiety or just plain don’t want to do it is the difference between being great and being the rest.
“Barely” has made the difference between champions and the rest since people have been keeping score.
The next time you are tempted to beat yourself up for “barely” doing something, think again: you did it!