Go forward, not backward.
Updated: Sep 27, 2019
There is always room for growth. You could be working out, washing dishes, buying a house, developing a network or doing any activity and there will be room to improve the process. If you have done something for years and think there is no possible way to get a better outcome, you have the wrong mindset.
Improving yourself, out of all things, can be difficult. A telltale sign we should focus on it. One way this can be done is thinking of the person you look up to, what are their 5 best traits that you can assimilate with? A role model of mine is Andrew Carnegie. He exemplified these traits.
It's not what you know, it's who know. You are the sum of the five people you spend the most time around. We have all heard these before because we cannot succeed, let alone survive, without the help of other people.
This trait has to do with a lot of important concepts: courage, strength of character, having morals. I want to be a good person and be trusted because of it, but not to the point of being taken advantage of.
Be confident in taking a risk, knowing that I will succeed or keep learning from my failures until I do. Relentlessly pushing yourself to try new endeavors or practice old ones everyday as well as the people around you.
You can know all the right people, have all the money in the world but time will not change for you. Even though it may seem like your running place, it pays to put your head down, work, and wait for your opportunity.
This trait is at the heart of business, delivering a promised result. This includes even the little things like showing up on the time you said you were going to. What stands out is being dependable for what you promised, and then doing a little extra.
All of these traits are equally important and need to be practiced. A common misconception with traits is that once you have them, they are instilled in us for life, it is actually quite the opposite. Traits, just like anything else, change and fade with time so in order to improve, we must practice, revise, and repeat.