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Being the Best You

May 13, 2013

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. Excellence comes not from education, money, ability or connections alone. It comes from a commitment to do the very best with whatever you have available.” ~ Ralph S. Marston Jr.

Are you struggling with the results of your recent efforts in business, in fitness, in relationships?  Maybe it is time to stop and take inventory on what you are truly putting in to those efforts and what your expectations are for the outcome.  Sometimes we strive to reach an ideal, and we forget about the journey.  Instead of focusing on accomplishing the tasks necessary to reach our goal, we focus on why we are not reaching that goal.  Are you honestly each and every day doing your very best and taking the steps to get closer to your results?  Do you have a specific, measurable plan to get where you are going?  Have you revisited your plan and modified it based on what you know today vs. what you thought when you created the plan?  If you are not doing your best, what can you do differently today that will help you get there?  If you are honestly doing the best you can and your goals seem unattainable, have you considered revising your goal?  Do your goals cause you to sacrifice what is truly important and satisfying in your life?  Are short term sacrifices worth the long term gain?

These are just a few questions to ask yourself.  Try and set goals that will help you find joy and contentment in your everyday life.  Each day, work towards being the best you possible.  Remember what you are trying to achieve and make sure that the goals you have set for yourself are realistic.  If the end goal seems too hard to reach, try breaking it down into smaller steps and then celebrate the milestones!  Don’t focus on the fact you haven’t finished what you set out to, but instead, focus on the reasons you want to get there in the first place and what the steps are you need to take in order to get there.

If you have reached your goal, Congratulations!  Now ask yourself, “Do I have a plan to maintain the success I’ve worked so hard to accomplish?  What do I need to do next to be the “Best Me” I can be?”

Thanks for reading!

Pam

http://www.statusnotquo.com

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