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Why Do I Do What I Do?

I’ve been asked many times after speaking at various conferences and events “How did you get in to doing what you do?”

The simplest answer would be I decided what I wanted and went about doing it, but in truth it’s a little more complex.

This man Brian Tracy, is one of my personal favourites in the world of Self Improvement, his material is very comprehensive without all the whoop whoop hype of some “Guru’s”!

And it was only after listening to an audio program “Maximum Achievement The Phoenix Seminar” that I actually stopped dreaming and started doing.

So here are a few words of wisdom from the man himself, if you like this then there is plenty more at http://www.briantracy.co.uk/

It’s not what you have but what you do with what you have that will determine your success or failure. Abraham Maslow, the great psychologist said that the story of the human race is the story of people selling themselves short. He said people have a tendency to settle for far less from life than they are truly capable of. Many people are spinning their wheels in careers where they should be moving rapidly onward and upward.

Here’s how you can put your career on the fast track.

Choose Your Parents Carefully:

Someone once said that the key to success was to choose your parents carefully. That may be partially true but it is even more important to choose your job or career with great care. The choice of a job or occupation for which you are ideally suited comes before anything else. If you try to work at something you don’t enjoy or don’t believe in, you’ll never be happy, and you’ll never be successful.

Be the Best At What You Do:

Which leads us to the next point. If you want to reach the stars in your career, you have to become excellent at what you do. You have to pay any price, go any distance, spend any amount of time necessary to “be the best.” Extraordinary rewards only go for extraordinary performance; average rewards for average performance; below average rewards, insecurity and failure for below average performance. And here’s a vital key, you are being paid today exactly what you’re worth – no more, no less. If you want to earn more, you must increase your worth, your value to others.

The Key to Motivation:

The reason why choosing the right career, why doing what you love to do is so important, is because unless you really care about your work, you will never be motivated to persist at it until you become excellent. And until you become excellent at what you’re doing, you can’t move ahead.

The Key to Peak Performance:

The antidote to these fears is the development of courage, character and self-esteem. The opposite of fear is actually love, self-love and self-respect. Acting with courage in a fearful situation is simply a technique that boosts our regard for ourselves to such a degree that our fears subside and lose their ability to effect our behavior and our decisions.

Action Exercises:

Here are two things you can do to be more successful in your career.

First, set high standards for yourself and recognize that anything that someone else has achieved, you can probably achieve as well. There are no limits.

Second, select one key skill area that is important in your job and resolve to become absolutely excellent in that area.

Start today to get better and better.

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July 18, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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