Are you the best? Is being the best simply locker room big talk, or is it something to strive for? Whatever standard you set for yourself as a home based business entrepreneur and as a human being, viewing excellence as a process, rather than merely a goal, can empower you toward high achievement.
THINK POSITIVELY: In business and in life, “to think is to create” is a proven formula. If you don’t visualize a positive outcome, if you can’t see yourself winning as a home based business entrepreneur, you’ve just made the mountain even higher.
Reaching the summits of success is a battle of the mind and it starts with a positive attitude towards all things. Napoleon Hill said it best, “Think and Grow Rich”.
HAVE A CLEAR VISION: The more precise your vision of a desired outcome, the higher the likelihood of it coming true. This isn’t new age-speak; it’s been ascertained that successful people in more than just the world of business, envisage their ambitions with much more clarity compared with others. See what you want and see it clearly, then go out and make it happen.
BE A POWER HOUSE: High achievers are uncompromisingly relentlessness. They never quit. They never let the tough times get them down. They are determined hard workers but more importantly they are determined smart workers. When they’re dropping off the pace they become even more determined smart workers. Highly successful people always search for ways to accomplish more, to go beyond the level at which other people are satisfied to stop.
NEVER STOP GROWING: High achievers never settle. They relish their successes and then they get right back in the game. Like an elite athlete, a successful home based business entrepreneur will honor the basics; they are always in spring training looking for ways to improve, to get stronger and to play at a higher level.
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BRING ON THE COMPETITION: Champions respect their competitors not as enemies, but as catalysts they can leverage to push themselves to a higher level. Competition keeps you sharp; it pushes you to look at yourself and your business plan critically and to keep your focus in the face of life’s distractions.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP: Leadership is an earned right. High achievers know that the best leaders bring out the winner in everyone. They seek to serve rather than to be served, to empower success by extending their vision to others.
Your relationships are a lifeline that connects you to your dreams, so care for them as the most important element of your business plan. Core values of respect, courtesy and accountability, when combined, are the key to making sure your lifeline remains strong and keeps you connected. Make sure the mark you leave behind is a thing of beauty.
MAKE A PLAN: Your most valuable business treasure is your time. How you manage it determines your success as a home based business entrepreneur and to make the most of every day you need to prioritize.
Don’t allow the minor elements to discourage you, even when the larger issues seem intimidating. Develop work habits that drive toward efficiency and have the discipline to understand the hierarchy of value relative to what must be accomplished.
NEVER MAKE EXCUSES: Stuff happens, that’s just part of life. The first step in recovery from any set-back is acknowledgment and the facing of reality.
Learn from your mistakes and those of others. Look upon adversity as an opportunity for growth and change. Hold your head high and get back in the game, knowing that nothing can stop you.
NEVER SETTLE: Good isn’t good enough any more. When you take on becoming the best, just being good is not an option. Being good is a seductive enemy because it lures you into a state of complacency. At best, good is a stepping stone toward excellence and excellence is a stepping stone toward becoming the best.
DREAM ON: It takes courage to dream. Dreams are the stone slabs upon which high achievement is built and while stone slabs are not enough, they charge action with focus and energy.
Are you simply the best? Hopefully your answer is no, not yet. Because there’s always a higher level to be attained and outstanding achievers harness the power of these fundamentals to go there.
Choose to be one of them. Choose to honor these basic principles of success. Dream big, work smart, and never say never.