“Every single day, strive to be better than you were the day before. Only those with a mediocre mindset are every satisfied with yesterday’s result.”
Are you paying attention to what your life is telling you? Or are you going around in circles like a hamster on a wheel to nowhere?
I love to write, but I am not the greatest when it comes on to sentence construction and spelling. Can I tell you how grateful I am for the invention of spell check. Sometimes not even spell check understand what it is that I am trying to spell :). I write from my heart, but sentiments will never substitute for good writing. Many times during the writing process, I would often get stuck wondering if I was using the correct subject/predicate forms. However, these days I don’t allow my weaknesses get in the way of doing what I love. I keeping pushing forward toward the expected goal. With that being said, because I have identified a weakness, I challenge myself to improve upon it daily.I just refuse to be defeated by focusing more upon my weaknesses than upon my strengths.
Stop right here. Take out a sheet of paper and write in big bold letters:
WHAT AM I GOOD AT?
List them all. Your strengths don’t have to be based on a particular vocation. If you can tie your shoe laces without tripping over them list that ( I know, I know that’s a little off the top, but you get the point:). List every single thing you are good at.
Once you are done listing your strengths, take out another sheet of paper and write:
IN WHAT AREAS OF MY LIFE DO I NEED IMPROVEMENT?
Be bold enough to list everything without filtering. If we are not conscious of the areas that needs improvement, how can we expect to be better than the day before? It just is not possible.
Case in point, I have a problem with being consistent. I will have a really great idea, start and stop mid-stream when I become discouraged due to things not moving as fast as I want them to. But I am learning, and I realize that I will never get to where I want without being consistent, persistent and resolved. I have to be willing to do the things I must, even if I can’t see immediate results.
I love to write, but I dread the writing process because of the little weakness I mentioned above:) So I had to come up with a plan to keep me on task. I broke down the process into smaller manageable tasks and give myself a day to just sit with the quotes that inspire me before I begin to write. I have been doing this for a little while now and I have to say writing is now becoming fun. I push myself to write even when I don’t feel like writing. I challenge myself to write better materials than what I wrote the day before. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t, but I just keep on writing. To even improve upon my writing skills, I now make time to read writing blogs and read more. Why do I keep doing this, I want to be better. I want to grow each and every day. I want to realize my full potential, by constantly pushing myself outside of my comfort zone.
Never settle and think that you already know all that that you need to know. There is always more to discover and learn. Challenge yourself to learn event those things that has no particular use to you right now. You might be sunrise how that knowledge could serve you in the future. Be a consummate student. Everyday you mantra should be I must be better than I was yesterday. Learn from the things you go through daily. Learn from your failures and learn from others success. Never stop learning until the day you die. You owe it to yourself.
Positive Affirmation: Today, I will find the time to learn about something I did not know before. I will continue to learn about my craft and practice until I am better. I will also challenge myself to learn something new about the people in my life.