March 31, 2015
Whether its golf, soccer, baseball or your career, finally the long winter looks to be over... what's the first thing to do? Roll out the SPRING TRAINING! There are a lot of opportunities available, and this is your chance. Know the new paradigm in your business, and capitalize on it! Every day another great opportunity now presents itself, as the summer looms ahead. Get ready for another great season.
HIBERNATION IS OVER
You are ready to break out! Sure, the winter has been a long one, so now is the time to wake up and look around. YOU are at the center of the new day, the new beginning, the new Spring! All that is needed is a great learning attitude, and you can pick up so much more information.
Promise yourself that you will fly out of bed every morning ready to jump in to tackle that day's issues. Always put your "to do" list together the night before, and hit the HARDEST job FIRST. That way, everything that follows is simple and easier. Sometimes your list may be two pages long, but that doesn't matter. Get right down to work and hit every point. If you are disciplined at this and use it every day, you can achieve amazing results.
ALWAYS STRETCH FIRST
Athletes know how important it is to stretch. You must warm up before hitting your field. Think of ways to stretch your abilities. Without sitting still, search around for ways you will improve upon what you are already doing. It's a big world out there, with a lot of things to tackle, so there is no shortage of problems for you to solve. Remember, you are a paid professional problem-solver. You need problems so they can be solved. No problems and you are OUT of business, which can never happen as long as you keep your eyes open!
Stretching means look for the new opportunities, look for the ways you can advance. Chances are, they are right in front of you. Do a better job of where you are today. Improve to make yourself even more effective in your current position, or look for the new position that will really light your fuse.
YOU CANNOT FAIL
No matter what, you will succeed. You will succeed in showing others what you are made of. You will succeed in exposing who you are; you will succeed in accomplishing your results. So ask yourself how you want to be successful. Is it position? Relationship? Money? Notoriety? Anonymity? No matter whether it is one of those or hundreds of others, you too can achieve your goal.
Rise up and take pride in what you do and what you offer to the world. Each person has their own unique, positive gift to give to the world. What is your gift?
With your eyes wide open, and Spring in the air now, this is your greatest time of opportunity. Yesterday is OVER. Your future has nothing to do with your past. You can change and make yourself better if that's what you want to do. Tomorrow is on the horizon. What will you do with it? There is no better time than the Spring to make the choice to come out swinging.
Good luck with your own Spring Training!