Writing down your goals gives you clarity, and clarity is power. The clearer your goals are in your mind, the greater your chances of achieving them. Your mind is a lot like a magnet, and the things you write down will be attracted to you and you will be attracted to them. But if you don’t have specific goals written down, then anything can be attracted to you ─ good or bad.
Billy Cox Blog
I love the old adage, “Learn from the mistakes of others, because life isn’t
long enough to make them all yourself.” If you are coachable and take advantage
of the wisdom of others, you can avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary setbacks.
To learn from others, you must listen to them. Listening is different than
hearing. Hearing is the act of receiving sound vibrations by the ear.
Listening is something you consciously choose to do.
Of course, you need to listen to the right people and ask the right questions.
Seek out those individuals who are the highest performers in your area of interest.
Chances are, they are people in your life right now who can mentor you … if you will listen. And there’s others that you may not know yet who can help coach you to the next level.
Simply put, if you ask the right people the right questions you will get the right answers. What you do with those answers is up to you.
You have to make a decision that you are going to have confident expectancy in everything you do. You have to continually expect that things are going to get better. Positive expectation is a conscious choice and a habit of faith. It’s a conscious choice to see a positive outcome instead of a negative one. As you think, so it is created. As you believe, so it is done.
Top performers set their minds for victory; they set their mind to form success.
Setting your mind for success doesn’t happen automatically. You have to constantly tell yourself “today is a great day, good things are happening and new and exciting doors are opening.” Go out each day with enthusiasm, expecting great things to come your way. You have the power to choose your thoughts and your attitude and, therefore, your success.
Decide to be a competitor. Leave it all on the playing field. Always accept the biggest challenges and give them your best efforts. Dig deep inside and rekindle that burning desire to win. Pick out other top performers and make it your goal to do better the them.
Most of all, compete with yourself every day and commit to being better than you were the day before. If you know in your heart that you’ve given your all and put forth your best effort, then you will always win no matter what the scoreboard says. That’s how you get the competitive advantage that will take you to the top.
Remember that anyone in this world who is trying to bring you down is already below you. They only want to drag you to their level. As hard as it may be … ignore them. They have no significance in your life. You are your own person. Your future is unlimited. You have your own dreams, you have incredible vision and you are endowed with the seeds of greatness. They may not know it now … BUT THEY WILL!
Distractions are probably your biggest opponent when it comes to achieving your goals.
Most people spend too much time doing “second things” first. They get sidetracked, running here and there, confusing busyness with business.. They do a thousand things but they never accomplish much. And when they finally get around to working on their dreams and goals they don’t have enough energy or creativity left for the things that affect their lives the most.
If the ‘Main Things” you want to accomplish are only get the leftovers of your life you will never achieve them
The defining difference between top achievers and average performers is when top achievers get knocked down, they get back up. They refuse to stay down for long. Although bruised and sometimes wounded, they pick themselves up and start all over again.
Perhaps you want to move up in your organization and lead a bigger team or department. To do that, you must prove your leadership abilities and value to the organization.
How? By conceiving a vision for your current team that benefits the organization. You must also develop a personal vision of how you fit into the overall scheme of your company’s present and future. One of the best ways to prove your value and showcase your visionary leadership is to find problems and fix them. People who can spot the proverbial train wreck ahead of time and take the initiative to steer in a different direction will quickly rise to the next level.
As James Broughton once said, “The only limits are, as always, those of vision.”
If you want to achieve great things, you’ve got to find a hurt and heal it or a need and fill it.
Mother Teresa saw a world that needed hope and a healing hand. This drove her vision of feeding the hungry and caring for the dying. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda created the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which spends billions of dollars addressing global poverty and hunger along with health and education issues.
True Leadership Vision is always fueled by the need to solve a problem. As a young pastor, Ed Young, Jr., of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, realized that his struggling new church needed an unconventional approach to connect with today’s web-savvy, iPod-listening, Facebook, Tweeting population. Over a period of 20 years, his congregation integrated technology, modern music and stage sets, along with multimedia presentations and movie-style seating. From its humble beginnings with 150 members in a rented facility, Fellowship Church is now one of the most innovative and fastest-growing churches in the U.S. Fellowship now has seven locations, with almost 30,000 members attending services that are beamed across the nation.