From Loser to Achiever
There are only two kinds of people in the corporate world -
the losers and the achievers. Losers accomplish nothing; achievers, everything.
Losers are liabilities of the corporation; achievers are its assets. Achievers
run companies. They invent, innovate, and change tomorrows. They stand out and
rise up to the occasion.
There may be people who we can say are born achievers. However, even if they
are indeed blessed with good genetics, the gift becomes practically of little
value if it is not nurtured. It also goes to say that people who are born
achievers will still achieve nothing if they simply sleep on it and do
The beauty of living in the 21st century is that it is never too late to do
anything. If you want to be an achiever, indeed, that can be done. It may not
happen within twenty four hours, but the bottom line is, it is possible to turn
your personality around and become an achiever.
Achievers look at things as half-full, and so the first thing you must work on
is your mind set. Start thinking positively, and believe that you can make
things happen. There is really great power in positive thinking but negative
thinking can affect your life just as well. The mind is a very powerful tool,
so use it to your advantage.
It's about time you try something new, something different, something that
gives you an adrenaline rush, or one that pushes you over the edge. It is
alright to be content with what you have now, but do not set limitations on
what you can do. Expand your horizons, meet you new people, have new
experiences. All these things make you a better person inside and out.
Be around individuals who are known achievers, or read stories about them. For
sure, most of the most well-known achievers have humble and inspiring stories
behind their success. Learn from these, and apply them to your own life.
Set your goals clearly. You will not achieve anything if you don't have clear
goals to work around with in the first place. Doesn't that make sense? Think
five years or ten years ahead. Ask yourself where will you want to be or what
will you want to achieve by this time? Take into consideration your personal
interests, your special skills, and talents.
You will need an action plan to carry out these goals, and this must be your
next focus. A good plan of action details the work that needs to be done within
a period of time. It is very important that you have a schedule of events
because you will need to work around that schedule. So don't overestimate or
underestimate what you can do. Make your plan of action challenging enough but
doable nonetheless. Get started on your plan of action right away. Keep in mind
that for every day that you fail to do something you lose opportunities.
Lastly, make technology work for you; use it to your advantage. If by now you
still have not gotten around to using a high-tech gadget, it is about time that
you do. Technology will make things a whole lot easier for you. Use it well and
be on the road to success in due time.