By seeing your performance in daily stages you are better prepared to maximize all that this day has in store for you while you continue towards larger accomplishments. To paraphrase a once popular bromide, today really is the first day of the rest of your professional life. Do not doubt the power of passion, consideration, focus, momentum, and leadership.
"Nothing is more convincing than
conviction - commit to your success."
Horizon Performance Solutions can help you in establishing habits of success that have a daily orientation. The steps and tools to be successful today are easy to embrace and perform, but they do require commitment. It can sometimes be difficult to change mental habits and routine no matter how debilitating or self-reducing they may be - we are creatures of habit. Take the time to re-examine how you are in your work.
Being successful today will ask you to identify what's important in the big picture and then distill that down to seeing your opportunities. Get in the habit of doing the following steps each day:
check your attitude at the start - attitude trumps aptitude in most cases;
consider and identify your top 1 or 2 commitments for the day - make them personal and focused, not simply job tasks;
open yourself to growing - be a constant learner;
reflect on how you want to be thought of today - how you want to be remembered;
see yourself as a leader, no matter what your position - ask yourself if you made a difference;
reflect at day's end - prepare for tomorrow;
repeat - find the patterns of success in your attitude and orientation.
Finally, in this effort, bring your best self to work - everyday. That's not always easy, but that is critical to optimizing your performance and being successful today.
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A challenge that we all face is what is sometimes referred to as the tyranny of the present- the seemingly all-consuming pressures on our limited time and energy. We have so much to do - so many deadlines - so much work - so many meetings. We find ourselves churning toward "what's next" in an all-too-often rush to be done.
In this experience we seek satisfaction in our work, the sense that we have accomplished something. This end-point confirmation is often found only at the completion of the project, the sealing of the deal, our performance counseling sessions, or some other marker on our contribution.
Given this back-drop, we can find ourselves pushing through our weeks and months, barely recognizing the critical immediacy of our role, impact, affect, and how all the little things add up to the big things. But we can do better.
"You define your day through
your attitude - start out right."
Being successful today means taking the time to re-order your perspective so that the proverbial trees of your present don't get lost in the forest of your deadlines and end-points. We can be more effective in our work, in our interactions with colleagues, and in our engagement with clients by better embracing today.
While you may need to achieve certain goals and measures of success by the end of the week, month, quarter or year, your results will certainly be based on how well you do today, and over the coming days - each one standing as an opportunity to be successful.