Be a person of excellence…… Your highest self, give your all, devote all of your being into the task at hand. Be present, when you work, engulf yourself into what you are doing. Learn, analyse,interpret, apply…..
Work, act, think with poise, confidence and enthusiasm, that is how you get better results. When the quality of your results improve, raise your standards, do it better…
Never settle for normal, or average or good enough, every additional shot you get at it, explore tweaks that can add value and quality to what you do, regardless of how small that addition is.
You are not in a race, you are not in a competition, your only worthy aim is to be the very best you can be. The most basic way to do that is to believe in yourself, find your purpose, set your goals, commit to them and then MAKE LEARNING A WAY OF LIFE NOT A PART OF LIFE. Twenty years from now you will have more regrets about the things that you didn’t do that the things you did.
You are never done,you are never too old, I already told you there is no such thing as stability, you either grow or ultimately you slip back.
Refuse to conform, refuse to give in, you are waiting on nothing, everything is waiting on you. There is never a perfect time. Push against it, learn a little more, adjust the strategy, keep digging. You owe it to yourself your kids and the world, leave your mark.
You are enjoying the internet, air transportation, telephone, choice of food etc. because people before you and around you, decided to leave their mark. As Warren Buffet said a person is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a seed a long time ago.
Make your move, give it a shot, stop holding back and stop burying the light that is trying to shine from within. As Brian Tracey wrote: you may not be able to change your destination overnight but you can change your direction
You were born for a purpose…. YOU HAVE COME THIS FAR…. THROW YOUR STONE!!!!
Remember this as you get going it is a mantra I live by and constantly work to fulfill it is from the bible: Whatsoever thine hands findeth to do, do it with all thy might.
At the end of it all if the luxury of long life is afforded to you remember this quote from Jim Rohn: Every man must suffer from two pain: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret, only difference is the pain of discipline weighs ounces and the pain of regret weighs tons.
If you think setting your goals and working towards them is hard, wait until you get the bill for not doing so….
Hard now, easy later. easy now, hard later.
Which do you prefer 10 years of luxury followed by 25 yrs of misery… or would 35 years of a meaningful future be more suitable.