So I decided to give up drinking alcohol in observance of Lent. Initially, my thinking was “Hey, it’s probably a good thing to do, the CEO of our company is doing the same thing, and it will be good for me from a health standpoint.” Cool. Easy. Good to go.
A few years back, I was walking through a store when this shirt called to me from the shelf “Buy me!” It was a Nike shirt and it read, “Just Do It And Then Do It Again.” I bought the shirt. It was my mantra after all. I had been reciting it for years. I’d learned that doing the same things, over and over again, even when I didn’t feel like doing them, would produce results. On days where I needed a little extra mojo to get through a project or face a particular challenge, I’d put on that shirt and my running shoes and my team knew. It was obviously more than a shirt, but the physical reminder meant something to me, and to my team.