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Robert Stevenson’s Thoughts on the Pursuit of Excellence

Stepping Up Your Game

January 14, 2024

by Robert Stevenson

May I suggest a mantra for us all to follow for 2024: "Elevate Your Excellence: Step Up Your Game!" In the ever-evolving landscape of personal and professional development, the phrase "STEPPING UP YOUR GAME" resonates as a call to action—an invitation to embrace the pursuit of excellence. It represents a mindset that goes beyond the ordinary, urging individuals to unlock their full potential, both in their careers and personal lives.

At its core, STEPPING UP YOUR GAME is about a commitment to continuous improvement. It's a recognition that growth and success are not stagnant and require your full attention. Whether in business, sports, academia, or any other endeavor, those who consistently strive to elevate their game are often the ones who stand out and make a lasting impact.

One key aspect of STEPPING UP YOUR GAME is the development of a growth mindset. Embracing challenges as opportunities to learn and viewing failures as steppingstones to success are fundamental to this mindset. Instead of being hindered by setbacks, those with a growth mindset see them as essential components of the learning curve, paving the way to future success. What have you learned from recent failures or setbacks?

Another crucial element is setting high standards for oneself. STEPPING UP YOUR GAME involves refusing to settle for mediocrity. This means establishing ambitious goals that push the boundaries of what you thought possible. By striving for excellence in every task, you not only enhance your skills but also inspire those around you to aim higher. Who have you inspired recently?

Continuous learning is a cornerstone of STEPPING UP YOUR GAME. In a world where information is abundant and industries are constantly evolving, those who remain curious and committed to expanding their knowledge are better equipped to handle change. What are you doing daily to improve your knowledge?

Taking calculated risks is an inherent part of STEPPING UP YOUR GAME. It requires stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing opportunities that may seem difficult at first. By facing challenges head-on, individuals not only discover untapped potential but also build resilience and confidence in their ability to deal with uncertainty. What comfort zone are you willing to leave?

Develop adaptability, flexibility, adjustability, changeability … whatever you want to call it, so you can thrive in dynamic/fluid environments. Be open to change, quick to adjust strategies, and quick-to-recover in the face of unexpected challenges. Adaptable individuals handle uncertainties with ease, which gives them a competitive edge. What have you changed lately to improve you?

STEPPING UP YOUR GAME is not just a goal; it's a journey—one that unfolds with each deliberate step toward self-improvement. I am so committed to this mantra that I have spent the last few months writing a program that I am looking forward to sharing with past and future clients. But more importantly, on a personal note, I’m doing the same for myself. Now is the perfect time for all of us to be STEPPING UP OUR GAME. I invite you to join me on this empowering journey.

"Your only true security in life
is your ability to perform."

About the Author

Robert Stevenson is an expert at building a high-performance business culture, improving efficiency, and accelerating growth. He is one of the most widely sought-after speakers in the world today, as well as a best-selling author. He has owned five companies, sold internationally in over 20 countries. Robert has spoken to over 2,500 companies throughout the world and his research in the area of corporate and entrepreneurial success is extensive. Over 2 million people have benefitted from his powerful, practical, and thought-provoking programs. He is a true master at blending facts, inspiration, conviction, and humor into all his programs.

Companies like FedEx, Prudential, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, American Express, and Berkshire Hathaway continue to rely on him for a fresh, unique perspective on businesses’ most crucial issues. To learn more about Robert and what he can do for your team visit his website at

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