Beliefs are all we are. Every action we take and decision we make is linked back to our beliefs. Beliefs embody our mental attitude about what we believe to be true.
Our behavior reflects our beliefs. If we believe something is true, we behave as if it is true. If our behavior is different than what we say we believe, we are fooling ourselves because we don’t authentically believe it. We are just acting out the part.
What we believe is all we have.
Let our beliefs be an expression of our values, intentions, actions and decisions today.
Trust is confidence with assured dependance about something in the future. Trust builds hope with reliance on the character and ability of someone or something.
Everyone wants to be trusted but it takes work to consistently show up as being a trustworthy person. We can’t be trustworthy some days and other days not. It’s an all or nothing deal with behavior that is aligned with our intentions.
Before anyone decides if they can trust us, they decide what they think about our character. Then they decide if we have the competence to be trusted.
Let us seek to build trust in everything we do today.
Even overachievers and goal driven people procrastinate.
It’s common to consider anything we don’t want to do as preparation and planning – not procrastination.
When we procrastinate, we are keeping up with yesterday rather than today. Anything that is easy becomes difficult. Anything that is difficult becomes even more difficult.
We don’t need to have everything mapped out in advance, we just need to get started.
Let us step out from underneath the research, the websites and books and get busy today.
Being stressed out about anything depletes us. It takes ahold of us and it won't let go. It separates us and keeps us from seeing new possibilities. If we stay in that state for too long, we lose hope.
Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.
The original meaning of dessert is clear the table.
Let us clear our minds and fill it with everything sweet today.
Working hard for things that don’t matter is meaningless. This type of work becomes drudgery over time.
Working hard for something we love or care about creates enthusiasm. When this type of work aligns with our vision and values, it creates passion. It becomes our personal meaning for living.
No job or company is bigger than our vision.
No one else or no-thing is bigger than our values.
It is in this state of passionate work that we can make the impossible possible.
Let us work with passion or find something else to do today.
One way to be incredible is to do things others aren’t willing to do.
A smart move is to look around and say, no one else is willing to do that so that is what I will do. Nothing can stop the person who will do whatever it takes.
Bank on most people giving 50% maybe 75% or even a few giving 95%. But it’s that last 5% level of energy that no one else is motivated to give.
We must do what no one else does to get what no one else has.
Let us have whatever we want by doing whatever it takes today.
What is one of the most underrated skills?
Remembering someone’s name. A name is more than just a word. It’s the most important word in our vocabulary.
When we address someone by their name, we let them know they are valued. We see them as a real person. It says to the other, this person remembers me because I’m interesting and they want to know more about me; they must care about me. I must have made an impression on them. I feel important.
Let us give a subtle compliment and remember the names of those that we meet today.
Our day is meant to be great, yet unpredictable things happen.
We can’t let people, events or things bring us down and create a negative mindset.
Life is too short to not appreciate every moment and enjoy the day we have been given.
Let us not let anyone ruin our great day today.
Time is the energy of life. One way to make the most of it is to manage time by our energy level.
Divide time into 3 categories based on levels of energy.
Let us manage our energy as a way to stretch our time today.
An underpinning of great leadership is unshakable poise.
It is to develop the strength of our self-assurance to a level where we know it can’t be weakened.
We know we’ve reached that level when no matter what happens in any situation, it doesn’t impact who we are. We are stable and consistent. We are confident in how we communicate, move and perform. In setbacks we bounce back with an insatiable desire to be better next time.
Let us be graceful, controlled and capable of handling any pressure that comes our way today.