Have you ever had a “slip of the tongue” and wished that you could take it back? Well I have news for you: There is no such thing as a slip of the tongue. That’s right. Nothing we say is by accident. Everything that we say proceeds directly from the heart.
Have you ever thought to yourself: “What is it going to take for real change to happen in my life?” In her latest book, The Mind Connection: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions, Joyce Meyer says that our thoughts have a positive or negative impact on every area of our lives—our attitudes, moods, words and behavior, as well as our relationships with God, with others, and with ourselves.
Excellence is the difference between your current abilities and your maximum potential. People who are committed to excellence are always excelling in thought, speech, skill, attitude, and action. These are people who are determined to reach their full potential by any means necessary and who will settle for nothing less that their personal best.
When I was 19, I had an opportunity to intern as a Legal Secretary for a very prestigious law firm in Manhattan. About a month in, having no previous experience, I had already begun gaining the respect and admiration of my supervisors and colleagues who were in awe of the work that I produced. The same has been true for every position I’ve held since then; in fact, I was able to excel to the executive level in just a few years and was eventually asked to train oncoming employees. Looking back, I’ve realized that there is one quality that has set me apart from many professionals in my field—one quality that has been the driving force behind why I seek to learn as much as I can and develop the skills that I have. It’s my desire for and relentless pursuit of excellence.
Can you believe we are approaching a new year already?! Have you been able to stick to your new year resolutions and accomplish your goals? If you find yourself hesitating to answer that question, don’t worry. It’s never too late to begin developing the one skill that will not only help you accomplish your goals before the year is out but will also result in true and lasting fulfillment and success for years to come!