Follow-Up On Commitments
What is the one small thing we can do to contribute to our success that is free and easy? Follow-up on our commitments.
When we make a commitment, we build hope.
When we keep a commitment, we build trust.
When we follow-up, we connect at a deeper level and build long term relationships.
Great leaders know the extent to which they can deliver. They only make commitments they can keep. Then, they always do what they say they are going to do and follow-up to make sure they delivered on their promise.
Let us set ourselves apart from the crowd by following up on our commitments today.
S-T-R-E-T-C-H Bigger and Expand
We get up in the morning and most of the time we s-t-r-e-t-c-h our arms out and get ready for the day.
Why not let the physical act of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g be a reminder to stretch and accomplish at least one stretch goal during the day.
stretch goal inspires us to think big and do just a bit more than we think we can do. It motivates us to reach for our longer-term vision.
Everything we encounter is either growing and stretching or dying and shrinking. It feels better to expand and stretch higher.
Let our s-t-r-e-t-c-h goal fuel amazing levels of success today.
Life Is About Service
One great thing about life is serving others or finding others that can serve us.
We can think of serving in three categories: servicing, mentoring and sponsoring.
We can serve in all three. We need all three.
Let us be a beacon by serving others and search for others that can be a light for us today.
First Things First
High-achieving people need to feel they are making progress. It is an intrinsic drive that pushes us forward.
There are so many important things to do in a day, it’s easy to feel ineffective if we don’t take at least one step toward our biggest goal.
Do that one challenging thing first before everything else gets in the way. Focus on that one important thing before our energy is depleted for the day.
Let us put first things first so no matter what we get done during the rest of the day, we’ve made progress towards our long-term goal today.
Let The Easy Things Be Easy
Some things are easy for us and it takes less energy to get those things done. Other things are difficult and time consuming.
When things are easy, it’s usually because we have a special level of expertise. Or, it’s something we like doing or have a natural ability.
Why overthink why it’s easy or try to make the easy more difficult than it needs to be?
Chances are the more difficult things will always be difficult. We might as well plan for it.
Let us move quickly through the things that are easy so we can work through the things that are difficult with greater ease today.
Stretch To The Max
If we are going to do something, we might as well push it to the max. Whether we succeed is irrelevant.
Success is the distance we travel from the point we start then doing it with gusto.
The act of doing and stretching beyond what we thought we could do changes us. That is how we increase our capacity.
When we stop stretching ourselves to avoid failure, we stunt our growth.
Let us dedicate ourselves to something at the maximum level so we will be transformed while we do it today.
Lift Others Up While Sharing Ideas
Transformative change occurs when we feel free to express our ideas. When ideas are acknowledged, it inspires the willingness to contribute even more.
When we pay close attention and compliment ideas with specific distinctions, we make others feel valued and the cycle of collaboration expands.
If we speak another’s name with the compliment, it tags the idea to the person. This is a genuine way to make another feel good about their ideas.
Let us lift others up while we share ideas and collaborate today.
Spark Joy and Contentment
What’s working beneath the surface of our subconscious mind is a miraculous system that controls everything – our heartbeat, our breathing patterns, our thoughts.
Maybe if we do things to enhance success in our subconscious minds, we can change how our day goes for the better. Small things like surrounding ourselves with positive reinforcements – caring people, inspirational messages, people that make us feel good about ourselves.
Or, unfollowing people that drain us of our energy or reading sad things of concern to make us worry.
Let us be mindful of our subconscious mind and do things to spark joy and contentment today.
Yes or No?
When we say yes to anything, it’s energizing. It’s actionable. When we say no, it’s depleting. It stops us in our tracks.
Our ability to say yes or no is at the crux of our personal power. We can say yes to an opportunity. We can say no when we feel overextended.
Most of our issues stem from saying yes too fast and not saying no when we know we should say no.
Let us say yes or no at the right time to bring greater balance to our lives today.
Make The Biggest Investment in US
When something is free, we usually don’t value it as much. If we pay for it or devote energy to it, we consider it as an investment.
Think about how much financial investment we make in ourselves. The more we invest, the more we care because there are higher consequences for not being successful.
Investing in ourselves is an example of how much we value our ourselves. Why should that not be one of our biggest investments?
Let us know the value we possess so we are free to invest even more in ourselves today.