In a previous entry from last year, I mentioned that it can be useful to occasionally conduct a performance review of yourself. In other words, take a moment to reflect on what you’ve done and what you could have done better. It is always useful to hold yourself accountable rather than blaming someone else for your inaction or mistakes. To put it bluntly, you owe it to yourself to be the best that you can be. And if or when you fail to meet that standard, you need to recognize it and be willing to change.
You Owe You
Eric Thomas is one of the few motivational speakers whose passion is undeniable. The video below offers a perfect example. In many ways, it is a follow up to the idea of holding yourself accountable for your actions (or lack of action). It is well worth a look.
As stated within, it is important that you value yourself enough to always do your best. Many people in today’s world rip themselves off more than even the shadiest marketer ever could. Just think of how many times you have sold yourself short. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve been guilty of this mistake many times. As a youngster, I ripped myself off more than anyone else ever did.
Every Day Counts
I’m not suggesting that you drive yourself crazy by constantly evaluating your progress. I’m also not here to point fingers at anyone who hasn’t reached their potential. The real point that I hope to convey is that we all have the opportunity to begin doing the best that we can. Regardless of what has happened before, there’s always a chance to start fresh.
With that in mind, it can be incredibly useful to start each day by promising yourself to make the most of the day. That’s what it takes to perform at a higher level. You need to hold yourself to a higher standard. When you wake up with that mindset, it can literally change the way you attack the day. It’s entirely different from waking up without a plan or purpose. If you lack direction and commitment, it won’t matter how much talent you have. Much of it will be wasted.
Rather than constantly researching how much value you can derive from a potential purchase, focus on how much value you can provide to yourself. You don’t need anything or anyone to get yourself to do more.
What can you do for you?
Answer that question honestly each day and you’ll be surprised at how much more you can do to improve your situation. As an old saying suggests, the best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” – Eric Thomas