Daily Nugget of Gold 703
Act Differently Than You Do Now
Suppose you want to achieve more, have more money, build stronger relationships with friends and family, have inner peace and spiritual fulfillment, what should you do? Do you act in a certain way now? Do you suppose that the way you act has something to do with the results you get in your life now? If so, doesn’t it make sense that if you want different, improved results that you will need to act differently and in improved ways?
You may be at a loss to know exactly what to do, but if you will take the time to do a little bit of study in regards to the most successful people you know, you’d probably observe some of the following things about them that you could easily adopt and make your own in order to begin moving up in whatever it is you are trying to do.
Look people in the eye when you speak with them. Tell yourself you are more interested in learning from them than you are in saying anything you have to say and listen carefully to what they say. Ask them questions if you aren’t clear on what they mean. Don’t form thoughts on what you’ll say while they speak. Compliment people on some noticeable behavior or trait, but be genuine. Give a firm, but not overbearing, handshake.
Sit in the front row. If you sit in the front row, you have no obstructions, less distractions, and usually more space. Take notes on key points you wish to remember, anything that could be of use later. To meetings, be the first to arrive and the last to leave. This gives you important face time sometimes with the movers and shakers in life.
Walk a little faster. You’ll look more important, you’ll look like your time is valuable, and you’ll feel that way too. Look as if you’re on an important mission.
Do all you do with controlled passion. Whenever you do anything, put your heart and soul into it, but do it in measured intensity so that you are not inappropriately over-doing it. Practice whispering with feeling and emotion. Learn how to talk quietly but dig deep to add feeling and friendship. Do your work with 100% of your attention and effort, but don’t take yourself too seriously in the process.
Enjoy all you do. Make it a point to have fun with everything you decide to do. The success you seek isn’t in the destination, it’s in the journey to the destination. Once you arrive at your destination, the only way it will seem worthwhile is if you choose a new destination to work towards and enjoy getting to as well.
Look for other things to add to this list. YOU solve the riddle of what makes successful people more successful by being far more observant than you currently are. As your list grows by watching what the successful people do that you wish to emulate, you will take yourself closer to where you want to be as well. Be careful not to duplicate bad or negative habits, however- everyone has some, just concentrate on the positive things you see.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do today to feel more successful along the way?”
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