The Key Mindset For Your Future Growth…

Dre Baldwin
2 min readNov 14, 2023

If you plan to be better in the future than you are now, there’s one key mindset you need to adopt.

Make decisions based on where you’re going. Not based on where you’re at.

If you’re making $60,000 this year, you need to think like someone earning $173,176 (which puts you in the Top 10% in the USA) and make the decision that THEY make. Not the decisions of a $60K earner.

THIS is the key difference between Current You and Future You.

88% of the courses I’ve signed up for…

Coaches I’ve hired…

Trainers I’ve worked with…

Staff I’ve brought on…

Events I’ve purchased tickets to…

… Were uncomfortable moves for me to make.

Because they were decisions made based on a person I had not yet become.

I could’ve held onto that money (and wasted it on something useless).

Waited for a “better” time (aka “never”).

Stayed where I was until I was “ready” (see previous parenthetical).

Instead, I moved myself to do things that I wasn’t quite comfortable doing.

Why? Because I knew that if I didn’t do it right then, at that moment, I’d be stuck in the same spot for the next year, telling myself the same story.

The great thing about mindset shifts is that they’re equally available to everyone.

They’re free of charge, and you don’t have to go anywhere or know anyone to partake.

The challenge with mindset shifts is that they’re the hardest changes to make.

Funny, right?

The thing that costs no money and requires no information or connections is the hardest thing for us to do… while we consistently use a (lack of) money, connections and information as an excuse to do nothing.

If you make decisions only for where / who you are now, you’ll stay where you are.

What decision would Future You — the You that’s making 3x the income, has higher-level friends, and is actually DOING all the stuff that Current You is thinking about — make right now?

THAT’S what you need to do today.

This mindset shift is exactly how you get there.

Newsflash: You will not comfort-walk your way to the success you want.

Slow-and-steady does not win races. “The Tortoise And The Hare” is a children’s book. A fairy tale. Turtles don’t beat rabbits in foot races. Don’t be silly.

In real life, speed and execution win races. People who take their time and move at their own comfortable pace, lose. They lose a lot.

Losing is for losers.

Dre Baldwin Work On Your Game Inc.



Dre Baldwin

The Discipline to Produce Your Best On Your Toughest Days. It ain’t for everybody. #TheThirdDay Creator of #WorkOnYourGame.