Be the exception she used to say. Don’t be a follower be a leader, take the initiative to do more than is expected. My mother taught me to always work harder, to do more, to study more. By doing what is expected before you are asked you will get further than someone who is smarter.
When you add value to others you open your opportunities to be more and become more. Those who lead the way experience more success. They are more satisfied because they live according to their core values, they have a joy and a peace knowing they are giving their best at whatever they do.
So today ask yourself, am I doing the best and I can do or am I being a follower. Am I the exception or am I just going through the motions. If you’re giving your best congratulations, your on your way to great success. If not change your habits, commit today to start being a leader by setting the example that others will emulate.
Having ambition and desire are good, however they are not the same thing. A person can have many desires but not have the ambition to get what he/ she wants to accomplish. A desire requires ambition in order for it to take fruit.
I often wonder why we see so many people from other countries come into our country and become very successful. Yet many from this great country struggle financially and don’t become who they truly can become. I think the thing that distinguishes both is Ambition.
Most Who are coming from other countries are driven by both the desire and ambition to succeed. They desire a better life and they pursue it with action. They work hard to educate themselves, they gain the knowledge necessary to succeed.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin
We must invest in ourselves, no one is responsible for our failure or successe. The sooner we learn this lesson the sooner we can steps to educate ourselves. We read the book on how to succeed until we put into practice the advise it gives us. We attend workshops and seminars that help us develop our skills. We ask and seek advise from those who are succeeding.
Lastly, in order to become successful, we must be happy with who we are. If we’re not happy with who we are we won’t have the success we can achieve.