2 Questions Tim Tebow Says to Ask Yourself Every Day if You Want to be Successful

2 Questions Tim Tebow Says to Ask Yourself Every Day if You Want to be Successful

Source: This article was originally published on CNBC.
Written by: Courtney Connley, CNBC Make It

Tim Tebow knows what it takes to be successful on and off the field. In addition to being a Heisman trophy winner, a first-round NFL draft pick and now a professional baseball player, the 30-year-old has expanded his resume to include sports analyst, author, and philanthropist.

You may not think of him as a career guru just yet, but bestselling management author and CNBC contributor Suzy Welch says you should. Suzy Welch explains how Tim Tebow success tips below can also help you excel in your career.

In a recent interview for CNBC’s Power Lunch, Tim Tebow talked about the keys to his success and why he encourages everyone to ask themselves two questions every day in order to live a better life.


1. Ask yourself, “What am I known for?”

For Tebow, this question is all about evaluating your character to see if you have room for improvement, but Welch says it can also guide you in assessing your reputation at work.

“Imagine your colleagues are out for lunch without you,” she says. “If your name came up, how would they describe you? Energizing, or a downer? Thoughtful, or maybe a little too sarcastic, a little too often? Arrogant, or a team player?”

Welch says the point, when you ask yourself this question, is to consider how your behavior is shaping the way people view you at work, and how you might need to adjust.

“If you’re known for having career-killing attributes, you have some thinking and changing to do,” she says.

2. Ask yourself, “Why not today?”

We all have dream projects that we’d like to work on or goals we hope to achieve in the future. But self-doubt and fears of rejection or failure can prevent us from taking the steps necessary to make those dreams reality.


Tebow is more than familiar with the scrutiny that accompanies both successes and failures when playing sports at the college and professional level. But he hasn’t let that stop him from continuing to push towards his goals.

“Guess what?” he tells Welch. “Even if you flop, you live. And you’re wiser, too.”

When it comes to your career, Welch says you should start each day by asking yourself what you’re waiting for. Stop making excuses, and focus on what steps you can take towards your goals that day.

Going for it, even when the going’s tough, is the only way to play—in life, and at work,” adds Tebow.

Suzy Welch is the co-founder of the Jack Welch Management Institute and a noted business journalist, TV commentator, and public speaker. Through its online MBA program, the Jack Welch Management Institute transforms the lives of its students by providing them with the tools to become better leaders, build great teams, and help their organizations win.

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