I’ll change this bad habit tomorrow.
No, you won’t. Whatever your vice–whether it’s inactivity, smoking, drinking to excess, or eating crap food–make a change today and commit to sticking with your change for at least 66 days. Researchers at University College London have determined it’s the amount of time it takes to create a new habit, which they define as a behavior that a person does automatically (without thinking) because it has been performed often in the past.
Choose to be successful, then stick to your choice and see it through to a conclusion. By creating a mental picture of yourself successfully completing a job, you can increase your chances of success.
Harness the power of optimism.
Belief that you can accomplish something is essential to your ability to do it. Optimism is the foundation of progress.
Visualize yourself succeeding.
Visualization is a powerful technique that can help you to focus, stay motivated and achieve your goals. By creating a mental picture of yourself successfully completing a job, even the worsts tasks can feel like part of achieving something big
Remember, motivation starts within. Find it, keep it and make it work for you.
O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
2 Corinthians 9:13
By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission flowing from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others,
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
“I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.”
Leaders Leading Leaders
How can you improve your personal relationships with the people you lead?
What can a person do to manage and cultivate good relationships as a leader? It requires three things:
1. Understand people:
Marketing expert Rod Nichols says, “If you deal with every customer in the same way, you will only close twenty-five percent to thirty percent of your contacts, because you will only close one personality type. But if you learn how to effectively work with all four personality types, you can conceivably close one hundred percent of your contacts.”
2. Love people:
Businessman Henry Gruland says, “Being a leader is more than just wanting to lead. Leaders have empathy for others and a keen ability to find the best in people . . . not the worst . . . by truly caring for others.” You cannot be a truly effective leader unless you love people.
3. Help people:
If your focus is on what you can put into people rather than what you can get out of them, they’ll love and respect you—and those attributes are great foundations for building relationships.
How can you improve your personal relationships with the people you lead