Wednesday, 25 September 2013

It's not how good you are. It's how good you want to be!

Are you wondering what this is all about?

You're not alone. Paul Arden in his best-selling book entitled, 'It's not how good you are but how good you want to be', gives us some clues on how we can set our mind to achieving or accomplishing anything and whatever we truly desire.

The following are three incisive points that he mentions in his book, and which Muovo would like to share with you:

1. If you don't have a goal, it's difficult to score.

In other words, you need to set an aim and do the best you can to work towards that aim. Visualise a dream and work your way towards realising it - making it happen, in reality. Write down a list of things that you want to achieve, maybe not in a definite time, but over a number of weeks, or months, perhaps even years. Look at it from time to time and see what you have managed to accomplish, what you haven't and why, and whether your goals are still the same or might have, for several reasons, changed slightly (or significantly!).
2. How good do you really want to be?
Some people are happy by just being 'Quite Good' or 'Good', as they scramble through the day and take everything as it comes, without really putting much effort into what they do. As long as it's acceptable, or good enough to be acceptable, than that's that.

Others however strive to put into that extra effort, and want to be 'Very good' in whatever they are doing. They are willing to do some sacrifices in order to achieve the results that they desire.

Another group of people are willing to go the extra mile, and therefore set themselves a goal, their personal mission, that is: 'To be the best in my field'. Of course, this may not always be possible (depending on what your job is, experience, the size of the company, and so on)...but with time, dedication and stamina - it is anything but impossible. From my experience, whoever shows dedication and passion from the job that they're doing, and display their sense of creativity and zest for life through their work...are the most successful group of people.

The final set of individuals are the 'high achievers', seen by some as 'overly ambitious' or perhaps even pompous and arrogant. This group comprises people who are courageous, confident and dedicated enough to work hard through to the top, work hard and long enough to become 'the best in their field'.

The question remains, 'So how good do YOU want to be?'

Remember that your future is in your hands.

3. Do NOT be afraid of making mistakes.
Although many of us may be wary of making mistakes, and when we do so we might feel ashamed, angry, scared, or blamed ourselves for making that mistake - maybe one which we have repeated over and over again. 

Nobody is perfect. We are only human. Although this is not an excuse to keep on making mistakes, and refusing to take any form of responsibility for our actions, or lack thereof, it should be of course, born in mind when you find yourself in the midst of confusion, lethargy, or the dreaded failure.

'Failure', or the inability to achieve our goal, or an aim that was set for us as capable of achieving, for which we didn't, the opposite of 'success', can come to us a hard blow when in reality, it is part of our way to obstacle which we will face in the building of our career.

'If you fail to succeed, try, try again.'

Remember that you only fail, when you decide to give up. Giving up is a choice. Choose to keep on going. Stay strong.

Nikita Pisani at Muovo


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