This challenge isn’t about making incremental improvements in your professional development, relevance, or competencies. Doing so requires knowing the difference between, in the words of marketing authority Seth Godin, being reckless and being fearless.
Being reckless means taking actions that could irreparably injure your brand, reputation, or even the self-esteem or feelings of another person. Being fearless, however, is taking thoughtful risks where the payoff can be enormous, but the downside (failure) is manageable and likely only impacts you.
The best tactical advice for getting better comes from The Speed of Trust: Commit to continuous improvement. Increase your capabilities. Be a constant learner. Develop feedback systems. Act upon the feedback you receive.
How will you commit to getting better?