Everybody wants to perform well.
We all want to be better than others in everything we do. It is either because it is what is expected of us from the onset or because it is our personal goal not to settle for less than the best we could offer.
We hope it is the latter, because then we would have a higher chance of success and happiness, because when what we do comes from the heart, we are more willing to go the extra mile and to persist when things get harder than we have anticipated.
That is why if you want to perform better than you already do, take heed and consider doing the following:
The competition is tough, and so are you. Don’t be swayed by non-believers (even yourself) and keep going. A determination is measured when things are not going your way. Hard is nowhere near impossible. The key is never to give up even when you want to because you have already gone too far. Besides, quitting is not in your vocabulary.
Be an optimist
We have to admit, things will not always go our way, and we will have challenges along the way, some of them bigger than we could ever imagine. It is easier to quit and just leave everything behind, right? Not really. Stay on track and believe that it will work out in the end and that it is going to be okay. Be positive and always look at the bright side. See the bigger picture and remember that you are being taught a lesson along the way for your own good.
What drives you? Whatever it is, hold on to it. Our drive is the need to make ends meet, to make life a little better for the family and to have a secured future. This is making us perform better in everything we set our mind to because it is the best way to get to the top. The same way is true whether you want to be recognized, to get promoted, to have a business that is a household name. It is what we do and what drives us to do it.
Know that you will be rewarded at the end of your performance, so perform as if it is the last thing you will ever do, as if your worst nightmare is right behind you. Go for the gold, as they say, and with hard work and laser-like focus, you may land yourself in a sea of a diamond. Don’t settle for anything less than you know you can do and deserve.
Be a learner
It is not all about hard work; it is also about lessons. Learn as you work and discover as you go on your journey. It is always worth it to expand one’s knowledge through experience and wisdom. Performing to the best of your ability, after all, is a way of learning, too.
Perform as you have never before, and your life will never be the same again.