Rising Above Mediocrity: 33 Tips to Self   <<  >>
by Marvin Arnsdorff on January 7th, 2011
Posted in Strengths, Mediocrity
Mediocrity irritates me! (Reference above picture.) And I've always believed that you should "let an irritation become an inspiration, and then make a difference." These are my 33 tips to Rise Above Mediocrity:

  1. Have Faith and Hope.

  2. Know your innate strengths and talents and work from them.

  3. Discipline is freedom.

  4. Find out what you are good at... and work really hard at that.

  5. You are responsible for your own experience.

  6. Those who resist change inhibit growth.

  7. Compliment and give praise to others on a regular basis.

  8. Choose to be happy.

  9. In life, development follows demand.

  10. If it's worth doing, do it right.

  11. Meet other people's needs and yours will be met.

  12. Stress happens when the mind resists what is.

  13. Consistently ask yourself to do more than you are comfortable with.

  14. The best way to get approval is not to need it.

  15. Be coachable.

  16. The best thing that you can do for the poor is to not be one of them.

  17. Passion Pays!

  18. Excellence develops daily, not in a day.

  19. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

  20. Put the hours in.

  21. Who you are is who you attract.

  22. It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

  23. View family as a blessing, not a responsibility.

  24. Procrastination murders your dreams.

  25. Activity is not necessarily accomplishment.

  26. Don't spend; invest.

  27. Recharge before you discharge.

  28. Storms are not optional, faith is.

  29. We are all different; capitalize on the differences.

  30. Each person's greatest room for growth is in the areas of his or her greatest strength.

  31. Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.

  32. People are led to have a "Sense of Entitlement" because they falsely believe they are owed something.

  33. Get curious about learning.

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