12 Ways to Make Yourself Proud
Why do anything half-hearted if you have the ability to do it well? If you don’t do your best, you’re only developing bad habits, damaging your reputation, and letting your team down. Plus, you’re robbing yourself of the rewards that you truly deserve. So, make yourself proud. Give everything 110 percent. It’s the extra 10 percent that everyone remembers.
A To-do List to Make Yourself Proud:
Follow your passion. If you love what you do, you won’t view your job as work. You’ll wake up each morning excited to face a new day.
Give it a try. The next time someone says, “The odds are against you,” remember: If you don’t try, you automatically forfeit the opportunity to succeed.
Know your strengths. Don’t let your ego fool you into believing that you’re a know-it-all. Just because you’re an expert in one area doesn’t make you an expert in everything.
Focus your efforts. Trying to be excellent at everything leads to mediocrity.
Leave your comfort zone. Set stretch goals that challenge you to do your best.
Compete with yourself. Forget about competing with others. It only breeds animosity. Instead, compete with yourself and find new ways to better yourself. The truth is, when you compete with yourself, you both win.
Learn from the best. Identify role models from whom you can learn. Ask for feedback on ways to raise your game.
Practice, practice, practice. Excellence comes from practice. Period.
Give yourself a report card. Learn from your efforts. After every activity, ask yourself, “What can I do to perform better next time?”
Don’t quit. If you’re not proud of what you do, you’re not done. As Thomas Edison said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Don’t let success go to your head. Celebrate success, but don’t let it change you as a person. Humility is a sign of strength, not weakness. People with humility are modest about their achievements, grounded in their values, and quietly proud.
Define happiness for yourself. Success in life begins and ends with purpose. People who live a life of purpose have core beliefs and values that influence their decisions, shape their day-to-day actions, and determine their short- and long-term objectives.
Do You Make Yourself Proud?
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