Three Keys to Limitless Achievement
3 Keys to Limitless Achievement
| "Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity."
In grade school growing up, everything came naturally and easy to me. Straight A's were easily obtained, I was always labeled "bright" and "very smart". I have the very motivating and supportive parents that instilled in me the joy and love of achievement and education. I craved it and I loved it! I moved on to college, did well and graduated on time. I began my career in pharmaceutical laboratories as a chemist, then microbiologist. It was then that I realized (very suddenly), that I was in competition. With my personal achievements year over year (hello performance reviews), with my colleagues and teammates. Gone were the days of "No Child Left Behind", everyone gets a trophy. No ma'am. The only people getting trophies (read: bonuses, promotions, recognition), are those that achieve. In all truth, it was a harsh transition into the "what have you done for me lately" world. It was difficult and fast and in to be completely honest, I was unprepared. While in the lab, the transition was easier. My success was only reliant on my physical actions, but now on the corporate side of things!? Girl...
Unlike most everything else in my education and career until that time, achievement in the corporate world did not come easy. Realizing that, I had to find out how to achieve. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? In the same way grades can suffer when going to college because students are unprepared in how to study, the same was true in my early professional career. I did not understand why contract after contract was falling through, why my numbers were not the same as my colleagues. I was working hard. I was doing things. So what was the freaking issues!?! I felt frustrated, sometimes defeated. A bit of self reflection, some motivating conversations with those you look up to and you will most likely realize that the only limitation is yourself. So I set out on a mission to figure out just how to be a better achiever. I'm sharing what I learned below:
Infinite Power: You have all you need to achieve because what you need truly comes from within. Be resourceful, go hunting, digging and finding for answers and solutions. Use that power to stand on and to propel you to success.
Endless Possibilities: Taking that power from above now comes the fun part: dreaming. When you feel motivated and empowered, even the sky is no limit! Thinking and knowing you can go anywhere provides such a positive freedom, even failure becomes a source of gratitude.
Boundless Opportunities: Where the rubber meets the road. This is where is begins to pay off. By following dreaming with action, you yield opportunity. The success will come, growth will be achieved by exploring all of your possibilities and harnessing your power to execute them.
Really, it’s all about believing in yourself and feeling empowered knowing that there truly is nothing you cannot do.
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