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Go the extra mile

 

When you try to give 110% effort in everything you do, you can definitely go further, and perhaps even go beyond the previous benchmarks that you have set. Always deliver more than expected. Constantly push the boundaries. There are no limits to what you can accomplish!

 

“If you're going to be a winner in life, you have to constantly go beyond your best.”




― Robert Kiyosaki,

Businessman and Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad


Uncover your potential using self-affirmation

 

When you work towards your goals, sometimes self-doubt and the fear of failure can get in the way and you feel discouraged as a result of the prolonged negative thinking. Escape this pattern and start using self-affirmations to gain the confidence you need to succeed. There are already so much negativity around us so we need to balance everything out and use affirmations as our mental vitamins to improve our mindset.

 

“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.”




― Diane Arbus, Photographer

 

Practice is everything

 

The more you do something, the better you get at doing it. Practicing effectively is the only way to excel so if you want to develop important skills, you need to have the patience to practice.

 

“Winners embrace hard work.”


“No matter what happens on the field,

getting an education makes you a winner.”



Lou Holtz,

Former Football Player, Coach, and Analyst



When at first you don’t succeed, don’t give up easily! Quitting will not solve anything. You may not be able to beat the odds on your first try but you need to let your challenges shape you, don’t let them bring you down. They are building blocks of life that gives you the opportunity to grow and flourish.

 

The mind is powerful. When you establish and continue to develop the right belief system, you will find yourself winning victory after victory while overcoming your weaknesses at the same time. Learn how to face and conquer your fears. Don’t tread lightly. Always keep the momentum up!

 

The road that leads to success may be long and winding, but it doesn’t really matter how you travel; as long as you have the right mindset, your personal journey will be a more meaningful and enjoyable experience. 

 

The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.




Denis Waitley,

Motivational Speaker, Writer and Consultant

 

 


 

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No matter how many times you hear this phrase, it never gets old!

 

It may sound very simple but it’s actually a very powerful affirmation that can improve our mindset for any given situation. Our beliefs become our thoughts, and if we constantly think positive thoughts, it becomes more real and can eventually manifest into positive action.

 

Focus on hope and have the confidence that you can overcome any obstacle in your path. Always do your best and have faith that good things will come your way. Do not dwell in the past but learn from it and look ahead into the future.

 

Here are some words of wisdom that can help you leave the bad vibes behind and develop a more optimistic outlook in life. 



“When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.”



Oscar Wilde



“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”


“Everything gets better in the end. If it's not better, it's not quite the end.”




Paulo Coelho



“When life brings you to your knees and shakes you to your core can be a time of profound growth where you develop strength you didn't think you had.”




Debbie Hampton



“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”



Helen Keller



“In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”



Dalai Lama



“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.”




Zig Ziglar



“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.




Anne Frank



 

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Whatever stage you are in life at the moment, it’s always best to keep in mind that what you do today will eventually shape your future. Create solid plans to ensure your viability and career sustainability. Focus on exponential growth while being realistic at the same time. The future is never certain but be excited about the possibilities!

Start by asking these questions:

  • What are my dreams, interests and goals?
  • What do I ultimately want to achieve in life?
  • What are my priorities?
  • How do I start?

Be inspired and learn from the wise words of those who have experience:

 

“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.”

 

― Mark Victor Hansen
Inspirational and Motivational Speaker,
Trainer and Author

 

 

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is,
and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by
the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.



William Wordsworth, Poet



“Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.”


― Roy T. Bennett



“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”


― Malcolm X



“We cannot predict the future. But we can create it.
I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.”


― George Eliot



Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.


Arnold H. Glasow



The ability to remember the past helps us plan the future.


Margaret Atwood

 

 

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When you feel that you’ve already given your best and still have not seen the results that you’re after, don’t be discouraged! Self-improvement is a never-ending journey.

 

“Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.”



Periander

 

 

"Success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right the first time." 




Tim Harford, Adapt: Why Success 

Always Starts with Failure

 


Always be committed to delivering the highest level of excellence, even if no one is looking because everything you do every day is practice until it becomes your expertise.


Check out our other blogs about self-development!

Click here to read about some effective ways you can use to work smarter (not harder). You can level up your life by practicing these high-performance habits.



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Do you think age is a factor when it comes to pursuing your dreams? Oftentimes age is used as an excuse and we always hear other people say they are too young or too old to do what they want to do. If you can relate to that, then it’s not too late for you to change your mind!

 

 

“There is not a right or predetermined age for success; only people who finally decide to succeed. Age is in your mind!” 



― Mauricio Chaves Mesén,

12 Laws of Great Entrepreneurs



If you dedicate yourself to something, you can achieve it. It's simple, but it's true, and your age is just an excuse.” 



Herschel Walker, Athlete

 

Here are some people who you can draw inspiration from:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart began composing when he was 5.
  • Magnus Carlsen was only 13 when he became chess Grandmaster. He achieved the highest classical rating in history in 2014.
  • Missy Franklin was only 17 when she won five gold medals In her Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Mark Zuckerberg was 19 when he launched Facebook in 2004.
  • Albert Einstein, the most influential physicist of the 20th century published four groundbreaking papers (one of them is the Theory of Relativity) at the age of 26.
  • Oprah Winfrey was already 32 when she officially debuted her show in 1986.

  • The Mona Lisa painting, the most well-known piece of artwork in the world was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci when he was 51.
  • Colonel Harland Sanders’ recipe was rejected more than a thousand times and after many years of failures and misfortunes, he finally hit it big at 61 when he started the KFC franchise.
  • Peter Roget invented the thesaurus at the age of 73.

 

“Age is an issue of mind over matter.

If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.

Mark Twain

 

On Career Transitions

 

Believe that you can live the life you want no matter how young or old you are! You have to be flexible and adaptable. These are two very important skills that employers value in a candidate. You might not have enough experience in the role that you want to apply for, but your attitude can make a difference. Have an agile mindset. Read more about our blog post Your Guide to a Successful Career Change.

 

“Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind”

― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

 



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“I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.” Sidney Poitier

To build an extraordinary life of your dreams, you need to develop daily positive routines. Being positive and staying that way can be a real challenge especially when you experience difficulties, failures, and uncertainties but don’t let this stop you from achieving excellence and greatness.

It could take a great deal of motivation to get things done day in and day out. Working to become your best self should not be perceived as a burden but as a great opportunity. Rest if you feel tired but continue to fight the uphill battles. Don’t stop no matter what!

Get ready to level up your life by practicing these high-performance habits:

  • Start the day by getting a nice dose of negative ions, they create positive vibes and are actually great for your health! Try to recall what you have learned from your Chemistry class - negative ions produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin that helps alleviate depression and stress. You can get negative ions from moving air and water. Boost your mood and pump the positivity by getting a hot shower or go for a walk in the park.
  • Cultivate and maintain an attitude of gratitude. There are a lot of benefits that come with gratitude - it can shift your perception and change how you see the world. So from now on, start taking note of the things that you are grateful for.
  • Develop and enhance your soft skills to help you in your career as well as to successfully navigate through life. These are practical skills that characterise how you deal with other people, respond to challenges and manage emotions. Some examples include interpersonal and communication skills, strategic and problem-solving skills, teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Never cut corners. This undesirable behaviour is characterised by skipping steps that are important to a task in order to complete it much quicker than normal. According to research, people who frequently do this are more impulsive, undisciplined, non-conforming and they tend to be morally compromised. Although there are people that have achieved good outcomes by making shortcuts, their actions may result in harsh consequences that’s why this is highly discouraged.
  • Always look on the bright side. Life can be tough but don’t lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel. Believe that you will eventually reap the rewards of your productivity and hard work. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, put your game face on and never give up!

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We are all leaders. We have the ability to demonstrate leadership wherever we are and whatever we do. It’s not just about a specific title, position or status in life - we can step up and accept responsibility. We all have a level of accountability to right the wrongs around us and provide solutions to problems and stand behind the decisions that we make. To make a lasting impact as a leader, the perfect virtue to gain is by being proactive.

 

A proactive person has a lot of great qualities and habits. Being proactive means you are always able to take a step back, see the bigger picture and focus on long-term goals. You’re change-oriented and invariably thrive in any given situation, continually aspire to seek opportunities and willing to undergo self-improvement even during good times.

 

To develop a proactive personality, you have to start with taking control of your life. List down your goals and the activities that you need to do in order to achieve them. Create a mind map or a flowchart if you have to. When you plan things, having foresight will help you become aware of potential obstacles and risks that you might face instead of just instinctively reacting to stimuli. Be ever-ready by thinking of a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C, so on and so forth. Consider visualising for alternatives. Accept that problems are part of the equation but also have a positive mindset and strong faith that there’s more than one solution to a problem.

 

Establish core values and standards as guidelines. Do not settle if something doesn’t feel right or you think it’s just semi-satisfying. Direct your own life instead of being pushed by external influences. A lot of things can go wrong if you let others decide for you. Control the flow, not go with the flow. Invest all your time and effort in making conscious and intelligent choices in life and do your best to follow-through because the most excellent preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

 

“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” --Jim Rohn

 

What’s the next step? Take part! Be available to help others. True leaders beget great leaders. The example you show to others will inspire them to do the same and this positive flow of energy will also give you the motivation to do better than you do now.

 

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Goal Setting is an important part of success. Do you have a vision of what you want to accomplish? If you look at the CEO's and creators of this world, they all have an end goal of what they want to accomplish. Amongst that end goal, they most likely had smaller short-term goals that led them to their success towards their final goal. Even then, they will continue to create more and more goals to help themselves achieve what they want in life.

Goals can help keep you on track and establish what you want to do in life in order to achieve the final goal. The final goal could be to "learn how to swim freestyle". The question now, is how? This is when you will establish smaller goals of how you are going to achieve the goal of learning how to swim. Smaller goals could be to "Go to the pool twice a week" or "Get private swimming instructor lessons". Creating a time or date of when you want to achieve that particular goal will also help you stay on track. Be specific.

What is something that you are wanting to achieve? Having short term, medium term and long term goals can help you focus on the thing you want most to improve or to achieve. It could be anything from health, your career, your education or family goals.

Just make sure when you are setting goals, keep them realistic. Ensure that you are able to achieve them your set time frame. Also, do not have too many goals because that can stir you from the main goals you are wanting to achieve.

To put it in steps:
  • What is your vision/dream/end goal?
  • What is it you want to achieve?
  • Write them both down.
  • How are you going to achieve that? Write down your short term and medium term goals that relate to what you want to achieve plus your vision.
  • Choose to share them with someone in relation to what you want to achieve. This will help keep you motivated.
  • Go over your goals often in order to help keep you on track and accountable.
  • Make it happen!
Here’s an example:
  • Vision/Dream/End Goal: "I want to finish writing my book"
  • How? "I will write for 3 hours every week"
  • Complete goal
  • Review goals as a reminder
  • Complete goal
  • Now that you know the steps on how to create goals, get goal setting and make your dreams happen!

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