Monday, December 05, 2016
What Should I really Do To Be Excellent?
First determine what is below the line, on the line and above the line >> in the workplace, it is always important to be mindful of what is expected from you, and what would be considered as exceeding expectations. In workplaces, having dialogues with your boss and your team is a great way to keep yourself in check on what’s expected of you from others. On a personal note, setting expectations for yourself is effective too. Take some time out on one weekend morning to run through your dreams, goals, strengths and weaknesses. Start reflecting on where you see yourself in 5 years, and then how you can hack that and do it within 3 years instead.
Grow bigger than your problems >> don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom. It’s the switch from I can’t do it to I need and want to get better that sets you apart from mediocrity. Invest some time every day in growing yourself as a leader, and you will start to see how you can deal with problems that come your way. Perhaps take 20 minutes off your schedule to read books that help or enroll in seminars, courses and workshops that can expand your arsenal of skills and growth. No problem will seem too big as long as you keep on growing.
Be critical of yourself, but not too critical >> I knew I had to work hard, but it wasn’t known to me yet that excellence does not necessarily mean long hours or more commitments. It’s about excelling at what you do and adding value where it is needed. Work smart first, then work hard.
The bottom line is, one should always know when he needs to work and when he needs to rest. Personal excellence is never something to be dictated via societal standards, but something that should be gauged by you, on you.
Posted by yingze at 10:59 PM