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Be the best, the best is always preferred. Encarta Dictionary defines Best as ‘better than all others’.
The bests are always beautiful, the best things sell itself. In the exercise of weighing against, the best is said to be the most quality of all. The best occurs on purpose, it can never be achieved accidentally or stumbled upon. Obtaining the best responds to conscious exercise and practice; because, it is a process.
To be the best, you need to observe the following Diligently –
1. Discover yourself – I mean, Know who you are. Your discovery sets you up for your Recovery. To discover yourself is to have a good understanding of who you really are and to also know the reason for your existence.
Your depth in self-discovery determines the magnitude of success you record and how meaningful your life will be. Because life is like a gold mine, until it is explored, you can’t get its full benefit. In discovering yourself, you’re answering the ‘Who Am I’ question. And when you don’t know who you are and what you’re made of, you’ll never know what you can be. The identity crisis you find in the world today emerges from individuals not knowing who they are. They see themselves in the mirror of others. And they take the definition others give of them.
2. The second step is to answer the question of ‘Why Am I Here On Earth?’ When you can answer this question successfully either in your career, education or business, you’ve just joined the path to greatness. The answer to this question now becomes your Driving force which enables you forge ahead even in the face of the storms of life.
3. Step three, You Need To Study – Studying is very essential. Studying is a rung on the ladder to greatness. It exposes you to the experiences, failures and successes of the veterans in any endeavour.
Studying gives you exposure to the civilised and outer world. It gives you an edge above others. When you study, you’re showing that you don’t know it all and you really want to learn more from those who know. It is a confirmed proverb that, ‘He who seeks, finds’. Studying definitely, will get you better than you used to be.
4. The forth step is to Get A Mentor – A Mentor is a trainer, he stands as you guide; he monitors your progress as you walk up the ladder of success. When you get a mentor, he nourishes you with his experiences through advices and supports. Mentors are those who have achieved what you want to achieve. They are men who take you on tour. They’ve been there, ahead of you and they have the Technical Know-how of what you need to excel.
5. Step Five –Find your Passion. Your passion is what you have strong interest in. Passion don’t die but thrives on the wings of pursuit. Make sure you pursue your dream until you’ve achieved it. What you don’t find, you don’t discover and what you don’t discover, you will never possess; because pursuit is what gives value to discovered passion.
6. The last step is, Be Ready To Pay The Price – The price you pay for a thing is the Sacrifice you offer to obtain the value that thing carries. Note that Price is Priceless. Negotiating and wanting to Compromise the Price of Greatness is an indicator that you’re not ready for the greatness.
Finally – to be the best, Excellence Must Be Your Watchword.
Invest in your personality
A man’s life is never defined by what he’s got but by who he is. Ask yourself this question:
Who Am I? Who you are will be measured by what you have achieved in making people.
A man’s destiny would be determined by who he chooses to be.
The answer to who are is the investment you have made and done on yourself overtime.
People teach what they know but they reproduce who they are.
It’s the quality of your personality that counts and determines your contribution to mankind.
I advice/encourage you today to consciously invest in your mind and in your character – because your character forms your characteristics which can be otherwise called your qualities or properties (what you made up of).
When you build your personality to become a man/person of Substance and Character, your Greatness, Influence and Impact in life will be Inevitable. You will surely have the things that others run after and automatically become the person whom others want to follow even with their substances.
A quotation from the Book of Life says, “Out Of The Abundance Of The Heart, A Man Speaks”
Likewise, I say, ‘out of the abundance of the heart, a man behaves’.
Be A Dispenser And You Will Be Indispensable
You can never see a man behave above the quality of the substance he carries and consists of if he has not gotten to that level.
Make a choice today to work on “becoming somebody” and not “having anything”. The universe is tired of having people who’s got something, we need people who will become something and be a challenge to the world around them.
Work on yourself; get knowledge and know what your values are. Derive your principles from your value and increase in value and virtue and you will be an enviable material in the market place of life.
Go out in search of Educative and Informative materials.
Educative Materials – are meant to polish you.
Informative Materials – are meant to shape you, you need no polish without a shape, the shaping comes first and the polishing becomes the finishing.
Informative materials forms, fills you and affects the way you behave, what you do and who you become. Informative material is likened to the skeleton while the Educative material to the flesh.
Informative materials – make you, because you are full of what forms and fills you.
Informative materials sharpen (files) and shape (molds) you in order to be able to penetrate the heathen places of the earth. Informative materials keep you abreast and updated.
Educative materials– polish you, makes you glitter and attractive to people when they come in contact with you.
Informative deals with the INSIDE and EDUCATIVE deals with the OUTSIDE.
You can never cause a change on the outside until there is a change on your inside.
Informative deals with, develops and works on your content while Educative affects your/the container.
Please, after that your school, do something tangible with your life, try to give something back to the world that produce/make you, after that certificate, do something, certificate is not enough, continue the learning process.
There is a great difference between the Content and the Container.
The Container – can be faked/forged/unreal because it glitters, it will attract and draw the attention of anyone that comes in contact with it.
The content – can never be faked, if it is not it, it can never be like it
The Container attracts but the Content keeps/maintains. The container advertises but the content retains, maintain and sustain.
What & which is your priority? The content or the container; when the content changes, the whole product changes. And it is only the products causes traffic and a Return patronage..
Improving the content does translate into a Leading Lifestyle.
It will cause you to affect, infect, influence, impact and transit / translate your world and generation after.
It is what you invest in yourself that will determine the quality of your impact and influence on your world.
The best is said to be, in the exercise of weighing against, the Most Quality Of All.
The best you can be starts from knowing who you are.
So Who Are You?
The best you can be begins with what/who you want to be – Your Own Decision.
So Who (in Personality) do you want to be?
The best you can be evolves and originates from knowing how to be the best.
The Requirements For Being The Best In Your Area Of Endeavour
The best you can be starts from the best you want to be.
– How best do you want to be in what you do?
– The best are always preferred
– The best don’t just become the best.
To be the best, there are prices attached to it.
In the world of today, it is only the best that are always preferred above others and required for excellence.
The best of all the things you see today don’t just get there; they got there on the platform of the price they released/surrender themselves to to pay.
To be the best in whatever thing you do, there are prices and they are as follows.
è Know Who You Are. Knowing who you are (is knowing where you are presently), identify what you want to be the best at and weigh the prices/sacrifices attached it. Knowing your strength and your weakness.
è Know What You Want. Knowing what you want settles the second stage of wanting to be the best.
è Know Why You Want To Be The Best. When a purpose is known and adhered, getting the Right result out of your thoughts and your actions is certain.
è Go for Mentors. Mentors are those whom have been there before you. Those who have the Technical Know-How of the deal. Those who are ready and willing to share and rob minds and their experiences with you.
è Go Extra Mile. When others stop at reading a book, you go further by reading 2/another (extra). When others are playing, go further by practicing what you’ve learnt so that it can stick to your memory.
è Prayer. Prayer is said to be the conversation between the Creator and the creature.
– Your prayer serves as a Booster and it gives you an edge over others.
– Your prayer over what you do brings the attention of heaven (divinity) into the affairs of man (humanity).
– When you pray, you touch the heart of He that can touch the heart of the earth.
– Your prayer boosts your effort.
è Strive For Excellence. Striving for excellence means you are willing to go beyond the ordinary. Striving for excellence means you are not complacent in your doings/ways. This gives room for your Improvement in whatever you do. It takes you to where no one has ever gotten in that area of specialization.
Excellence means Being Different and Outstanding. Excellence is doing beyond the ordinary.
è Passion. Passion does it all.
Wherever strength, motivation, inspiration, encouragement ends, passion starts.
Passion is what drives you and keeps you going when everything around is declining to your vision.
Passion drives you when trials and unpalatable circumstances step in.
When opposition steps in, passion Kicks it out and Keeps you going.
Passion and Determination plus a pint of Blood in you will get you to your desired Destination.
è Be Discipline. Discipline yourself to do what you know you need to do in order to be the very best in your field. Brain Tracy said, “Self Discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do when you should do it, whither you feel like it or not”. When you are discipline about your vision and your Mission, you create an edge for yourself amongst your peers.
The only reason pride lifts you up is to let you down.
There is always room at the top for anyone who is willing to say “I’ll serve”, and means it.
“There is always room at the top for any one who is willing to serve and does it with integrity”
Zig Ziglar says, “You will always have everything in life that you want if you will help enough people get what they want”.
Note that true leadership begins with servanthood while selfishness always ends in self-destruction.
Note that more is always accomplished when nobody (personally) cares who gets the credit.
As a leader, you are called to serve those whom you lead.
Tip: Be willing to serve without trying to reap the benefits.
No one is true a success in life until he learns how to serve.
The Way To The Throne-Room Is Through The Servant’s Quarters, but how many will want to go through the servants’ quarters to get to there?
An old saying, One of the most powerful decisions you can make in life is to do something for someone who does not have power or resources to return the favour.
Norman Pearle Vincent – says – “The man who lives for himself is a failure. Even if he gains much wealth, power or position he is still a failure”
When you believe in nothing but yourself, you live in a very small world. The best way to be happy is to forget yourself and focus on other people.
Note that Egotism is the only disease where the patient feels well while making everyone else around him fell sick.
Egotism blossoms but bears not fruit.
Service is a great – that moves/catapults you to the next/higher level. You can’t just push yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.
You can’t go forward until you change your favorite word from “I” To “You” Or “We”.