August 20, 2014 Leave a comment
By Dr. Paul L. Gerhardt
The fast way to accomplish your dreams and goals is to be very clear about what you want. It takes very clear focus on a distant vision of your ideal successes. If you want to be a millionaire, you have to earn enough money to invest it wisely. You have to choose not to spend money on things that you do not need. You must determine what you WANT versus what you NEED. You need to make sacrifices in how you choose to spend your time. Yes, I know. That does not sound like much fun. It can be if you choose to make it fun! Perception is powerful! It is all about attitude and only you get to choose how you feel about things.
Success usually will not come from constant comfort. It usually takes making time to go above and beyond what you would normally do. If you want a raise, you need to be raise-worthy. If you want a promotion, you need to be the best candidate for the job. Yes, I am telling you what you probably already know. Success is EARNED.
We need others to help us achieve success. You need to build and maintain relationships with others that have what you need. You need to be really authentic. You need to be genuinely kind. You need to be genuinely giving, thoughtful and nurturing. Yes, people who make decisions rely on the advice of others. So, be the kind of person who people will recommend.
If others like you, they will support you and recommend you. So figure out who has your ideal job. Start from the bottom or the highest job you qualify for in that organization. Build meaningful relationships and a reputation of working hard. Be the best at your job in your category. Network with people above you and earn their trust. You get trust by being trustworthy. Be ethical, honest, hard working, and never speak badly about anyone. Relationships are fragile. Help out more than anyone else you know and enjoy making relationships count.
By focusing on what you want and building quality-authentic relationships, you will undoubtedly get to where you want to be much faster than you may think. Every good thing truly does take time. Do something every day that gets you there. Before you know it you will have arrived!
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Have a great day! You get to choose how you feel about it.
Dr. Paul L. Gerhardt
“The Organizational Doctor”