... Remember the concept of two steps forward, one step back. Anytime you try to improve something, there will always be mistakes. View any mistake as a learning opportunity. When you make the mistake, persevere and say, "OK, that was one step back, now it's time to take two steps forward!"
... Stimulus - Choice - Response Principle:
Whatever happens in life, you have the freedom to choose your response. You can respond to the situation or problem in a constructive, growth-oriented, possibly heroic way, or you can let it defeat you and your spirit.
(For a well-rounded Personal Leadership program, try to choose at least one item from each category)
First thing in the morning, choose to be optimistic and to have a good day. Eliminate negative thinking.
Show enthusiasm in whatever you do. Answer the phone with a smile.
Take interest in other people. Pick out someone you know and ask them about themselves. Make an effort to listen to their answer.
Take some quiet time alone to reflect on problems, possible solutions, and your vision of a better day.
Read about someone you admire.
When faced with a mistake, failure or tough situation, think of a lesson to learn from the experience.
Practice saying "no" to those things not relevant to your goals.
Keep your goals in front of you. Begin each day with the end (your goals) in mind.
When deciding anything, follow your Values & Beliefs, not popular opinion or social pressures.
Let your imagination soar.
Give compliments generously and sincerely.
Don't make fun of or put down others.
Do what you say you're going to do. Don't make empty promises.
Be honest. Try to eliminate white lies.
Self-Observation Exercise: Watch your own behavior and thoughts for a day or week to see how you spend your time.
Write down something in your life that you're tolerating. Make changes rather than ignoring the problem.
Make a mistake on purpose, or do something the way you know it's not supposed to be done, just to see what happens.
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