2 months nearly history, 2008 marches forward. How are you doing?
How's your company, your department, your office, your desk?
Whether you own your own company, or are just filing a cubical, you have areas of your life and your future that only you can control.
That's what this post is about.
Marketing, Advertising, Branding, Results, Research, blah, blah, blah....... It's all about relationships.
And I want you to focus on the one person that you can control in any relationship. Actually, the only person you can control is you. And that's not as easy as it sounds.
So, before we move into month 3 of 2008, Take a look at this from Gary Ryan Blair:
"Can you imagine what you could do, if you did all that you can?"
-Gary Ryan Blair
The following three strategies are simple, and they are also extremely powerful, however, they require consistent and skillful application in order for your dreams to become reality.
Step One - Raise Your Standards
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.
Simply put you MUST expect and demand more from yourself and from those around you. That means having zero tolerance for any behavior that robs you of potential and increased performance.
Begin the process of raising your standards by creating three lists:
• All the things you will no longer accept from yourself;
• All the things you will no longer tolerate from other people, and;
• All the things that you aspire to become!
Step Two - Change Your Limiting Beliefs
If you raise your standards but don't really believe you can meet them, than you've already sabotaged yourself. This is one of the biggest challenges people face when trying to make change in their lives.
Why? Because you won't even try; you'll be lacking that sense of certainty that allows you to tap the deepest capacity that's within you even as you read these words.
You must develop a sense of certainty that you can and will meet the new standards before you actually do.
Without taking control of your belief systems, you can raise your standards as much as you like, but you'll never have the conviction to back them up.
Step Three - Change Your Strategy
In order to keep your commitment, you need the best strategies for achieving results. One of my core beliefs is that if you set a higher standard, and you can get yourself to believe, then you certainly can figure out the strategies. You simply will find a way.
Gary Ryan Blair is President of The GoalsGuy. He helps business owners, corporate executives and sales professionals manage their time, set their priorities, and stay focused so they can achieve their goals, grow their business, and be more successful. Gary can be reached for speaking, coaching and media requests at 877-462-5748 or by sending an email to Gary@GoalsGuy.com Sphere: Related Content