How to Have an “Exceed Mindset”

Often we set a target and try to reach them; and often enough, we fall a little bit short. Why? This has something to do with mindset.

Some would set a low target and “exceed” it. Remember, the only person you’re fooling is yourself.

Here are three things that will help you acquire an Exceed Mindset:

1. Be true to your targets

What do you think can you really achieve?

I’m not saying to settle for a lesser target. When you’re true to your target, you also have to consider this question:

“What am I willing to give up, so I can TRULY meet this target?”

Don’t set a comfortable target. This will not help you progress. Maintenance is not our objective. Be true to your next-level target and be true to your commitment by praying what to sacrifice to reach it.

2. Ask the “Exceed” Question

The exceed question is:

“What will I do to exceed my targets?”

Always go beyond expectations. This will help you develop the habit of excellence. Excellent people do not only try to reach their goals — they want to “Wow!” themselves and others. It’s not to brag, but to really let people feel they are getting the best of what you can offer.

3. Celebrate your reached target and push to exceed

When a target is achieved, celebrate! But don’t linger. Victories have a tendency to make us complacent. As the adage goes:

“Don’t rest on your laurels.” Push to the next level. Exceed!

Jesus exhorted his apostles:

Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these” (John 14:12).

He also said,

“I will be with you…” (Mt 28:20).

He saw something in Simon, and told him

“you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church” (Mt.16:18).

Like what He said to His apostles and to Peter, Jesus sees something greater in you. Whatever your targets are, you can do it! You can exceed it!




  1. Anniebeth Sayosa on February 23, 2017 at 4:28 am

    Thank you Bro Kirby. I cannot thank God enough for meeting you personally, for having attended and listened to your teaching sessions in Qatar and reading this article. I felt more inspired to go on mission (did once in Jordan conducted retreat for Handmaids) and felt so blessed serving Him through CFC and Lectors community where i was also given the privilege of developing my own Talks and lectured about Motivation for Lectors team building. Thank you for the inspiration. May God bless you more!

  2. Kirby Llaban on February 24, 2017 at 5:11 am

    It was a blessing meeting all of you. Thanks for the inspiration. God bless!

  3. Lucille Mendez -CFC Cebu on November 3, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Thank you Bro, i learned a lot from you.

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