So, how’s your day going? Will you drive home with a “feelin’ good” reflection on what you accomplished? Is there a faint smile of pride on your face as you relive the break-through performance of one of your subordinates?
Or, will you go to sleep tonight after “just another no-big-thing” day?
You do know that you have your choice of how you use your day, don’t you? Yup, it’s a reality that the choices we make end up making us. And, you choose your attitude every day. Make it a conscious choice.
If you want to be exceptional, dare to do exceptional things…even if some of those efforts do not all have successful outcomes. And, sometimes that might mean getting the cart before the horse. “But, who says a horse can’t push a cart?” That quote comes from Colin Rideout, a young man I enjoy talking business, artificial intelligence and, yes, politics.
I read somewhere, that before you can be a champion, you first have to be a contender. So, are you behaving like a contender? Do you exhibit technical skills and knowledge? Do you also have the “soft skills” abilities that real Leaders have? Real Leaders know that their capacity for success is unequivocally tied to their ability to develop people to perform to increasingly higher and higher levels. That’s a win-win formula.
“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”, according to Henry Ford. Knowledge and ideas are wasted if they are never acted upon or shared with others. And, who knew Stephen King could be a Career Coach? But he has been pretty successful at his craft. (IKR) As he sees it, “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.” Hmm, for you and me, does that mean choose you attitude, start now, use “your gifts”, do the best that YOU can? Is that inspiration?
Only you can answer that. It might also lead to a better night’s sleep.