Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Don't Wait For Success To Come To You

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
– William B. Sprague

You can’t always wait for success to come to you. You have to be proactive to ensure that you will attain the success you desire. Take the initiative to do more than what is expected of you each day. Be excellent in your work so you will be noticed. Then, when the opportunity presents itself, take the steps you need to make the most of it.
  • Be proactive.
  • Always take the initiative.
  • Do what you can to make opportunities happen.
Self-Reflection Questions:
  1. Am I aware of the opportunities around me?
  2. What will I do to create new opportunities?
  3. What additional tasks will I take on so I can excel in my life?

Excellence Is Not An Act But A Habit

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
– Aristotle

If we’re honest with ourselves, this quote will resonate within us. We are often known by what we do, not what we say. If we are consistent in our actions, especially in our work ethic, people take notice.

Don’t do a good job, do a great job! Your consistent behavior in your life translates into excellence, and that is what your employer rewards.
  • Be consistent
  • Do a great job
  • Do more than expected

Self-Reflection Questions:
  1. Am I consistent in my actions?
  2. Do I do my best work each and every day?
  3. Am I providing my employer with excellence rather than mediocrity?