Transition Coach Daron Roberts is an expert at helping people ‘jump off the ledge of their doubts’ but only after making some major life shifts of his own. Going from law school to the NFL, to author and lecturer at the University of Texas, Daron’s pivots taught him how to persevere through the hardships of change and take on the challenges of transition.
Through Daron’s Amazon bestselling book, Call An Audible, his course, “A Gameplan Winning at Life,” and motivational Instagram videos, he knows no bounds when it comes to inspiring others to transition into being the best version of themselves.
It's easy to obsess over what everyone else is doing, and it’s even easier to use them as a gauge of where or what you should be. But how engaged are you in your own goals and life? Is it more than the time you spend playing the comparison game? More energy than you put into obsessively and anxiously checking your social media accounts? If you’re honest with yourself, the answers might reveal a truth…
You’re the one getting in the way of your success. You have and always will be your biggest competitor.
So how do you compete with yourself so you can make progress toward achieving your goals? All you have to do is be better than you were yesterday.
A true competitor is determined to excel, even in the face of adversity. But adversity is much more than upsets, unfortunate events, or other external obstacles. Sometimes it’s our own pride that presents the challenge and holds us back from experiencing true growth.
No one wants to go backwards. It feels counterintuitive. Especially when so much effort goes into achieving greatness. But giving yourself the green light to put it in reverse could be exactly what you need to progress forward.
Taking a step back isn’t accepting failure or admitting defeat. It’s a way to gain perspective and clarity on challenging situations in your life. A time to reevaluate where to invest your valuable time, effort, and energy. A way to create space so you can tend to what might’ve been overlooked while pursuing success.
When stepping back might be the answer, fear and pride are the true adversities. Accept the challenge to overcome them so you can ultimately take ten steps forward toward your long-term success.