Today is the day you can change your life for the better! Starting now. Decide to love the work you do and perform it so well, those people that meet and work with you will be blown away at how awesome you are. You do not need permission from a higher authority to lead others. Just set a higher standard for yourself. Do a little more than you are asked to do. In small ways serve and take care of others, regardless if they are older, younger, smarter or less intelligent than you. Give respect and you will reap the rewards.
“From now, I am going to give my very best to the work that I do!”
This decision will change your life. You will become a very happy person. You will receive so much energy and feel great about yourself. You will be treated better, and respected by your customers, co- workers and managers. If you go out of your way to help others you will transform your circumstances more than you can possibly imagine. People will be drawn to you like a magnet and every day will become exciting, enjoyable and fulfilling.
The greatest thing about living this way is no one can control you. Because you are living at a higher standard than 99% of other people. A boss asks you to clean out the storeroom, You say “No problem.” You do it quickly, effectively and maintain a positive attitude. What will be the result? You will impress that boss. He will see that he does not have to keep on at you to get things done. Not only that if you do this every time, (s)he will see you as being a hard, reliable and responsible worker. (S)he will come to trust and depend on you and this will result in you being given a promotion, higher salary and other company perks. You will be the person others come to for advice. Your number of friends will increase and you will learn how to develop the “Midas touch”. This is how you want to live, isn’t it?
You give power to the job you have, regardless of what society says about your position. There is no dead-end job in this world, only dead end thinking. You can bring three things into any job you do, emotion, energy and passion. You will experience unbelievable breakthroughs when you do this.
I want you to understand the life you are living is not a dress rehearsal for the future. This is it. Every day you waste you can never get back. Life is short, so strip away all the distractions that stop you from being the best you, and step up, take responsibility and show the world how magnificent you are. Look at your job and tell yourself “I have the best job in the world!” Put yourself into your work 100%, hold nothing back. What society says should be of no interest to you. Find new challenges for yourself every day and make the job into something really meaningful for yourself. Your work is deeply important and essential to the smooth running of your company. See yourself as being an ambassador for your company. How you behave represents your brand to the world. Understand and know your work is valuable. Don’t take your job for granted, find the positive aspects in all that you do. Look a little deeper, try a little harder and lead a little better.
You get to come to work every day and positively influence the staff, management and customers you meet with your magnificent attitude. You focus on winning performance at everything you do with a genuine desire to make the customers visit to your business the best they have ever had. Bring innovation to every area of your work and set a benchmark of excellence for others to follow. I challenge you to live this for 21 days and see what a difference this makes!
Until next time I wish you peace, love and success.
Martin Acton sensei www.martinactonaikido.com