The only thing we have to dread. We won’t regret failing, but we may regret our whole life not having tried. Remember, If we don’t ask, the answer is always no. If we don’t attempt, we have already failed our self.
Learn from the finest. Find the best role models from whom we can learn. Ask for their advice on ways to raise our game.
Know our strengths. Just because we are adept in one area doesn’t make us an expert in everything. Don’t let our ego misguide us to claim an expertise completely outside our area of knowledge.
Be our own competitor. Forget about comparing with others. It only breeds hostility. Instead, contend with only ourselves and find ways to up our game every day.
Attention is the key. Focus. Know our limits. Don’t dilute our effectiveness by taking on more than we can handle.
Be prepared to leave your comfort zone. Set higher goals that motivate us to challenge our best efforts. As Les Brown said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.”
Practice, prepare, rehearse. Excellence, brilliance and distinction in quality come from practice.
Give our self scores and grades. Learn from the past. After every venture, ask our self, “How can I improve next time?”
Quitting is not an option. As Thomas Edison said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Define our own happiness. Success in life begins and ends with purpose. Find ours. And do our best to achieve it. Live it.
And Last but not the Least….
Don’t let success change us. Celebrate success, but don’t let it go to our heads. One of the most difficult challenges is to remain grounded after achieving success. Modesty is a sign of strength, not of frailty. People with humility are proud about their successes, grounded in their beliefs.
Do Our Self Proud
If we have the capability to do it well, Why do anything unenthusiastically? If we don’t do our best, we are only cultivating bad habits, harming our reputation, and letting our team down. Also, we are depriving ourselves of the prizes that we truly merit.
We have what it takes to shine, but it will still take hard work to be a winner. That means setting high targets, following ethical standards, focusing attention on what’s important, and keep at it until we can be proud of our work. So, always give everything 110 percent. It’s the extra 10 percent that people don’t forget. As Abraham Lincoln said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
And remember, if we are not proud, we are not done.
* Inspired by my life and internet…frankly is there much distinction anymore !