Being aggressive isn’t usually seen as a positive or even a desirable trait. On the other hand, if you can be aggressive in getting things done, it will benefit you in several ways.
Wondering how to get things done? Start by instilling the discipline to show up day after day to do the work. You may also develop the confidence to put yourself out there boldly and authentically, and the mental toughness to continue showing up, doing the work, and putting yourself out there even when the success you’ve expected to achieve has yet to be achieved. Moreover, you get to utilize your go-getter energy to go and make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen.
How to be more aggressive: 4 tips for getting things done
Lastly, we put all of this together into the umbrella, which is a set of frameworks, approaches, insights, strategies, and techniques. One unifying philosophy is called “working on your game.” This is why you need to be more aggressive about getting the job done.
Here’s how you can be aggressive about getting things done the right way:
1. Be more assertive.
Being assertive plays an important role in several real-life scenarios, like negotiating a better deal with a client or getting attention at the reception desk of an office. Whether or not we like to admit it, that’s the way it works. When you assign someone a specific task, there are only two possible outcomes: either it’s done successfully or it isn’t.
When you’re more aggressive in the sense that you’re assertive, there are higher chances that others understand the task much better and are better equipped to finish the assigned task with greater flair.
2. Aggression guarantees higher compliance.
Human beings are wired for compliance. Try presenting yourself as an authority figure and be aggressive about getting things done, and guess what? People usually fall in line and do what you want them to do.
You may be a great leader, but people are also used to being compliant. Of course, there are a few exceptions. However, most people want to be told what to do and will comply with your requests and demands. All you had to do was give them clear, explicit directions. This is especially true if you’re in an authoritative position as an entrepreneur, a thought leader, a coach, a consultant, or an expert in your niche.
So, step into your position, be aggressive, and just tell people what to do because they don’t want to make decisions on their own. The more you tell people to make their own decisions, the more wary, afraid, nervous, and anxious they get because people simply don’t want to make decisions. They want someone else to make the decisions for them.
3. Being more aggressive doesn’t equate to being mean.
Being aggressive does not mean being confrontational. It does not mean being nasty, and it does not mean being overly dramatic. If you’re not going to be aggressive, get out of the way. Being aggressive to get things done is about interrupting and disrupting patterns. Being aggressive is an energy; it is not an action. The energy of aggression leads to you taking certain actions toward achieving your goal.
On the other hand, when your aggression is out of control, that aggression can be used against you. Be firm about what you want and focused on your desired outcome.
4. Be aggressive in a controlled manner to get the desired outcome.
You want your aggression to be a way of being such that people connect with you better, are willing to follow you, and are willing to comply with you. The definition of aggression is “being ready to attack or confront.” And this is why it’s important for you to be aggressive in a measured, controlled manner so that you can achieve your desired goal or outcome.
All you must do is get your mind in the right place. As a result, we begin our work on your game framework with your mindset. As we’re often reminded here, mindset is the foundation of success and failure. And if you want to get things done more, the first thing you need to do is get yourself in the proper frame of mind.
Takeaway: How to be more aggressive to achieve results.
Getting the job done sometimes requires you to be aggressive to the extent of being clear and assertive. People are used to complying and following the crowd. So when you carry yourself as someone who is confident and authoritative, people usually just do what you say, even if you have little or no actual authority.
Moreover, being aggressive does not mean being confrontational, rude, or disrespectful. It is all about exuding the right kind of energy that helps you get things done faster and with greater dexterity.
You could pretty much accomplish anything if you just had a more aggressive approach to getting things done. People are hardwired to listen to a voice of reason and authority. When they notice that you look like you know what you’re doing, most will be happy to just follow you. Be aggressive and try this theory for yourself!