I’ve said this before… and I always will. Prayer is the absolute best way to get through, overcome, and improve any situation. Now any work you do will build the house… but your prayers will set the foundation.
MULTIPLY YOUR EFFORTS
If you’re working a few hours and you’re going nowhere, then continuing to work a few hours will continue to get you nowhere. If you want to improve your success… you’ll have to improve the time you put into it.
Second to prayer, education is the surest way to self-improvement. Knowledge is not power… it’s absolute power. Know that there’s a world of knowledge for anything you want to improve in… so your self-education should be never ending.
LEARN FROM PROVEN INDIVIDUALS
There are those who are where you want to be, who were once where you are now. How did they get there? Well… that’s for them to know, and for you to find out. So ask them!
LEARN… AND DON’T REPEAT MISTAKES
“I told you so…” should only be told to you once. Any more than once demonstrates a failure to learn. Mistakes are God’s gifts to help us grow wise and improve. Repeated mistakes are self-inflicted wounds which we’ll never heal from.
GIVE MORE THAN YOU TAKE
If you want more… give more! It’s a timeless life principle that far too many overlook, and most of us don’t understand. Giving more simply means this… the best way to get what you want, is to help someone else get what they want. Now go help somebody.
FOCUS IN THE MOMENT
Just because you’ve clocked in, doesn’t mean you’re locked in. Just because you attended, doesn’t mean you’re present. Just because you are here, doesn’t mean you’re focused. There are a world of distractions that will keep you from being in the moment… at the moment.
Notice I didn’t say ‘Accept Criticism’… never ever never just accept anyone’s criticism without first knowing their motives. Now there are some who are truly constructive with their criticism… then there’s the majority who criticize because they can’t stand to see you succeed at what they can’t. Be wise to know the difference.
MASTER YOUR CRAFT
No time for laziness if you wish to improve. That means continuously learning, practicing, and evolving in your field, unfortunately, too many think they can improve by simply participating. If you want to truly improve in your field… take the time and effort to master your field.
FIND YOUR LOVE
Let’s be real… you’re not going to truly improve doing something you hate. That’s why so many are miserable at their jobs. That continuous focus you need to keep getting better, will only last if you love what you’re doing. So put that same effort into finding a career that’s right for you… that you put into finding that right person.