Best of the Best: World Class
What does it take to be the best of the best? To be the highest caliber known. It’s more than just doing our best. It’s being the best consistently, not what we do sometimes.
If we are looking for the key, it’s hidden in our daily agenda, and reflected in our daily routine, what we do day in and day out.
When we plan our routine for the day, every day, and focus on that plan throughout the day, all that is left is to work our plan to the best of our ability.
Let us build our performance around a world-class routine today.
Use Envy To Our Advantage
Envy is that awful feeling of resentment for someone else’s success, possessions, ability, personality, physical appearance, or anything we want but feel we can’t have.
When we feel envious, it’s difficult to find peace of mind. It’s an affirmation of our personal inferiority. Rather than counting our own blessings, we are counting others blessings and wishing their blessings are ours.
We can use envy to our advantage, however. We can let envy show us what we genuinely want or are passionate about.
Let us follow our envy and turn it into a growth plan for achievement today.
Maximum Benefit of the Doubt
When we give others the benefit of the doubt, we benefit more and doubt less. If we default to the belief that everyone is doing the best they can, it’s easy to remove judgment. Life gets easier and relationships get better.
We are all products of our circumstances. We never know someone else’s whole story. So, why not just assume the best? It’s the highest level of kindness.
Let us give the maximum benefit of the doubt in all circumstances today.
Joy: An Untapped Reservoir
Feeling joyful is an option. Where happiness is usually intermittent and extrinsic, joy is a choice we make for ourselves. It’s a mindset from our spirit that brings about peacefulness.
Joy mostly comes in moments where we feel like we are in harmony with everything else going on around us, where we feel content and lighthearted. It comes in those tiny moments when we realize how great things are.
All we must do is train ourselves to see more of it.
Let us tap into our untapped reservoir of joy potential today.
Whatever happened in the past is just that: the past. It’s the period of time before the moment we speak, feel, or take action.
Our reactions of the past are records in our mind. Who wants to live on past records, especially if they only live in our mind?
These records are what builds memories. We decide what to agree on in our mind.
If we control our past, we control our future.
Let us not allow the past to control our present today.
Pledge to Figure It Out
Positive people say, it’s going to be OK. Committed positive people say, there must be a way.
We will find a way if we are 100% committed. It’s the idea that there must be an answer or solution. It may be hidden in our experiences or thoughts. It may be nested in our influential ability or contacts. Regardless, it’s a pledge that we will do everything in our power to figure it out.
Let us know there is a way and figure it out today.
Capacity to Accept Delay
In a fast-paced world, cultivating patience is a challenge. The capacity to accept delay without getting frustrated is difficult.
There are different types of patience.
If we can cultivate a calm acceptance that things may happen in a different order or way that we have in mind, our stress level is reduced.
Let us endure whatever comes our way without letting anything influence our attitude today.
If our past were written down in a book, there would always be a few pages or chapters we would like to erase.
The good news is there’s always a do-over. An opportunity to make things right, to do it all over again with a clean slate and be given a free pass.
It’s refreshing to think that every day can be a do-over. We all deserve a do-over!
Let the day in front of us be paved with wisdom gained from past mistakes and given grace to do-over better today.
Run the Day
We either run our day or the day runs us.
If we don’t design our day, chances are someone else will.
Guess what they will design for us? What is in their best interest. Or what helps them run their day and meet their designed goals. Or worse, nothing! Nothing is a quantity of no importance – “No Thing.”
Nothing is given. Everything is earned.
Let us design, plan and run “every”thing today.
Schedule Our Priorities
There is a difference between a schedule and a plan. A schedule is when. A plan is what.
The key is to schedule our priorities. Not prioritize what’s on our schedule. And to use the plan as a roadmap to show us where we are going and how to get there.
If the plan isn’t taking us where we want to go, we can change the plan, but it still doesn’t change our priority.
Let us schedule and plan effectively so we prioritize the important things in our lives today.