How to bring out the best in you
Nobody wishes for a stagnated life or a life of mediocrity. Man is constantly seeking improvement in life on daily basis. The main determining factor of your success in life is YOU. Moving from one level to a higher and better level all depends on you. If you carefully read the book of Joshua1:8, it says “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth but thou shall meditate therein day and night, that thou may observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shall make thy way prosperous and then shall have good success”.
So man determines how he succeeds in life. I will be highlighting 5 major things you can do to bring out the best in you.
- Touch of excellence
When you are excellent it means you surpass others in good qualities that makes you unique. Are you working with a firm? You have a build a reputation that would make you indispensable. When you have touch of excellence, you don’t only stand out among others, but you also inspire them by your philosophies. Irrespective of your discipline in life be it a technician, a lecturer, an entrepreneur, a manager, a driver, a producer etc, apply touch of excellence by making your products and services exceptional from the conventional way others do them.
- Think positive, think possibility.
Man’s greatness lies in the power of his thoughts. Mental dormancy is the reason for backwardness in many. Therefore improve your mental capacity. This is what happens when you begin to think; your thoughts create an image, and that image forms a picture that controls your life. Have a “I can do it mentality”. Are you a lady who always thinks she won’t get married? Begin to think marriage, see yourself as the best woman a man can find. In proverb18:22 says he who finds a wife finds a good thing. Were you born handicapped or engaged in an accident that made you physically handicapped? Remember Helen Keller? She was born deaf and blind, but the never saw it as a limitation. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. She was an American author, political activist and a lecturer. When asked how she became so successful, she told them that blind minds are worse than blind eyes. So, can you now see that every battle is won or lost in the mind? Every great achievement in life is a product of positive and possibility thinking.
- Be courageous, be determined.
No matter how much you have been frustrated before, no matter how many times you’ve tried and failed, be determined to make it. Thomas Edison who invented electric light bulb did an experiment 10,000 times to find the right materials for the light bulb. Nothing works out in your life until you are determined to make it work. Being courageous means going ahead to do something despite the fear, opposition and pains. It means striving in the face of adversities; it means bravery. Determination means facing challenges with a never-give-up spirit. Learn to build up your self-confidence, trust in yourself and your inbuilt ability to bring out the best in you.
- Seeking counsel from those at the top
To be best at what you do, you need to have a mentor-figure who has succeeded in that particular area for advice. Most successful businessmen today started out as apprentices to an already grounded establishment so as to learn the ropes and know the do’s and dont’s before embarking on their own venture. A student who wants to be the best should get closer to intelligent, studious and ambitious students so as to get to know their study pattern and apply same. Prov27:17 says Iron sharpens iron.
- Discipline yourself
You need to discipline yourself in every ramifications of your life before the best in you can emerge. Work on your character. Character is still being able to do the right thing when no one is watching you; it is what you are in the dark. It doesn’t matter how gifted you are, without the application of self discipline you won’t achieve your full potential. In terms of your finances, discipline your spending habits. In your office, discipline yourself in getting your work done on time, avoid giving excuses. In every aspect of your life, be target/goal-oriented.