Updated: Jan 7
“When the subject is strong, simplicity is the only way to treat it." ― Jacob Lawrence
This is part 2 of 2 of my newsletter article on how to systematize your personal performance. To read part 1, which was published on May 26th, click here.
Here are the next 12 points of my personal Creed on how I live in order to help me move forward and achieve my business goals. At the end of each day, I read through the list and put a check mark beside the principles I followed well that day, and a black mark and note beside the ones I failed to follow that day. The idea is to inspect my behavior each day, and then make minor adjustments, so I can course correct rapidly, and fix small problems before they become big ones.
Confident I will feel excellent about myself, capabilities and prospects.
Appreciative I will be generous with praise and compliments.
Optimistic I won’t dwell on the past but think only positively about today.
Educated I will read something ever day to improve my mind and skills.
Productive I will avoid time wasting and non productive people and tasks.
Thrifty I won’t be a consumer or taxpayer more than absolutely necessary.
Sociable I will be charming and agreeable, and speak badly of no one.
Alert I will be attuned to new ideas, people and opportunities.
Creative I will avoid routine and ruts, and try one new thing daily.
Dependable I will meet all obligations punctually, honestly & honourably.
First Class I will strive for the best in all that I do.
Competent I will focus on what I do well, and outsource everything else.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve this system, let me know.
I will be posting a summarized version of this article retitled as Self Leadership on LinkedIn over the next few days. If you would like to read it you can follow me on LinkedIn, or send me a request to connect.
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