Today is going to be a great day! The weekends seem to go by so quickly with Friday afternoon turning into Monday morning in the blink of an eye. I’ve got a couple appointments today that I have been looking forward to for some time now. I have to take life and grab it by the tail, then hang on for dear life. I hope you have a great Monday also!
Music is funny to me. You would think after all the songs produced that humans would have run out of tunes and lyrics. Or that we would be reproducing the same music scores. But musicians continue to pump out new ideas; original ideas. It reminds me of life.
Just as music seems to have infinite possibilities, so does your life. Don’t let people tell you how you need to live life to reach your goals and dreams. It is up to you to write the score for your life; to find the rhythm which works for you. And only you can determine the notes.
Too many of us are trying to sing our own song, but doing it to the beat of someone else’s tune. I don’t see this ever working. You have to come up with the tunes and the words. Write your own song.
Let’s try not to be disheartened if the things we want in life are taking a little time to come along. Make sure you do your best to seek and reach out for them. The success that we want in life rarely comes easy. We could spend time just coveting it or envying the skills, lifestyles, and achievements of others. But there is a lot more to that.
Regardless of the goal you want to achieve, if you want to find success in that endeavor there are certain habits and attitudes that you will have to lose. Desiring to advance and grow AND wanting to stay the same is not possible.
It’s a real sense of achievement when one hits a personal goal at work. I’m not talking about those headline successes where champagne corks fly and Senior Management appear out of the walls, but small events, such as ensuring that every project for the week has been finished, or upping the social engagement figures by 2%. They matter. But too often they are overlooked, drowned out by the noise of chinking glass.
If the small successes are added up, they begin to make quite an impact. It’s how a company continues to progress and develop. Therefore it’s important that people should hear about them. The only way to get these miniature victories noticed is through a bit of self-promotion.
For most people, self-promotion feels remarkably unnatural. The idea of it seems distasteful. This is because of the few who do it shamelessly. They own the smarmy style of ‘look at…