Dare To Live Without Limits Week Of 1/10/2022

Bryan Golden

Set goals then give it your best and give it your all

The level of success you achieve depends on what you do, and how well you do it. Desirable goals are achievable when you give it your best and give it your all. A high degree of enthusiasm and determination significantly enhances your accomplishments.
There are effective strategies which can be utilized to boost your achievements. The more approaches you take, the better your results. Implementing as many of the suggestions below as you can supercharges your efforts.
Give at least 100 percent effort. Go beyond what is expected. Do more than is required. Take initiative. Look for what needs to be done before being asked. Avoid the trap of doing just enough. Have a standard of excellence. Be proud of what you do. Work smart first and then work hard at it.
Treat people with courtesy, respect, and dignity. Always be honest and ethical. How well you treat others influences how much you will accomplish. Use please and thank you. Ask rather than demand. Demonstrate you appreciate someone’s help. Help others whenever possible.
Be solution oriented. Maintain a can do, will do attitude. Focus on what you can do instead of wasting time on what you feel you can’t do. Trying is a back door to failure because it doesn’t demand a full commitment. Instead of “I’ll try,” say, “I will.” Be ready and willing to overcome obstacles. Purge “impossible” from your vocabulary.
Seek advice from the appropriate people. Someone else’s experience is the most valuable teacher. You can save yourself a lot of time by learning what someone else has already been through. Connect with those who are already where you want to be.
Be an active listener. Listening is the key to learning. You learn nothing while you are speaking. Pay attention to what others are saying to you. This is especially true when you ask for advice. Ask questions if you have any doubt about what is being said.
Learn from your own experiences. Repeat what works, while eliminating what doesn’t. Make learning and improving a daily routine. Study what others have accomplished instead of attempting to reinvent the wheel.
Remain optimistic. Have a positive mindset. Expect success. Project confidence. Control your emotions by responding rather than reacting. Think before you act. Reduce stress. Never say or do anything while you are angry, bitter, or upset.
Set meaningful and desirable goals. You will devote more effort to achieving goals for which you have a burning desire. For the same reason, working at what you really love is more satisfying and productive.
Make a plan for each day. Create a daily to do list which contains the 3 most important tasks to be completed. Don’t waste time. Be productive. This means actively working toward one or more goals. Concentrate on what has to be done today, don’t procrastinate.
Avoid busywork, which doesn’t move you closer to your goals. This is displacement behavior which you engage in because you are putting off the productive work you should be doing. When planning your day, the items on your to do list must be goal oriented.
Maintain a positive mindset. A healthy attitude is essential for goal achievement. Remain optimistic. A pessimistic outlook has no positive attributes. Never, ever give up because failure only occurs when you do so. If something doesn’t work out as planned, figure out what went wrong, fix it, and keep moving forward. Projecting confidence helps you remain confident.
Give it your best and give it your all by utilizing these strategies. Don’t wait for opportunity. Instead look for and create opportunity. Actively pursue your goals. The more you put into life, the more you’ll get out of it.

NOW AVAILABLE: "Dare to Live Without Limits," the book. Visit www.BryanGolden.com or your bookstore. Bryan is a management consultant, motivational speaker, author, and adjunct professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com or write him c/o this paper.  2021 Bryan Golden


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