life is not easy as u thought,
Striving for excellence does not mean that you must be perfect. It means that you use your talents, abilities, and skills in the best way possible and get ahead of others by giving that little extra.
Here are some practical ways of bringing more excellence into your life.
1. Always give more than is expected of you
Helping others regardless of what’s in it for you, exceeding expectations and going that extra mile will set you apart from others. Learn to look at every situation in terms of the value you can add to that situation. Do things faster, better, and even more cheerfully for everyone in your life – customers, employer, family, and for yourself.
2. Have a passion for whatever you do for a living.
Half-hearted attempts will ultimately show up as mediocrity. Make what you do part of your daily life, part of who you are. Seek out those things you can get passionate about and use them to create excellence in your life.
Also, be totally committed to what you do, as excellence is only possible only with commitment. Either find a way to become fully committed to what you’re doing, or find something else to do.
Once totally committed, you will be able to work around obstacles..
3. Believe that what you do matters, and that it will make a difference
A life of excellence comes from continually making a contribution. You can’t save the whole world single-handedly, and we can’t all be a Salahuddin al-Ayubi, but you can certainly make a difference one person at a time. So look for ways to contribute. Ask yourself what special skill or knowledge do you have, that can solve a problem or make the best of a situation?
4. Challenge yourself to excel all the time – and build your confidence and competence
The person you become in the pursuit of your dream is worth far more than the achievement of that dream. Aim high and push to be your absolute best, and then go even beyond that – you are capable of far more than you think. At the same time, be realistic – don’t set your sights so high that you have no way of reaching your goal. You may have dreams, but belief that Allah who make it happen.
5. Expect the best of everyone around you
By expecting the best from others, generally you will get the best from them. Most important of all, expect the best from yourself. Talk to yourself in positive terms. Eliminate all negative self-talk.
6. Always follow through and follow up
Many times a job remains unfinished as the initial excitement about starting the job wanes, but just a little more effort to finish it will bring big results. Conversely, start only what you know you can finish. Also, do it right the first time and save yourself a lot of time in not having to go back and fix it later.
7. Focus on one thing at a time
Plan your time so that you can give each task its due undivided attention. Block out any distractions such as TV, mobile phones, emails, visitors and so on. Ask yourself – what is important, your goal or the distraction? Of course your goal
8. Take extreme self care
Only by being in top physical and mental state can you have the energy, drive and vitality to excel. Take regular breaks – work diligently whilst you are at it, but after that put it aside. Have regular vacations and use that time to reflect on bringing even more excellence into your life. Don't forget to pray a lot, recite al-Quran and have zikir as your meditation.
9. Learn from every experience, and learn from others
Every situation has a learning opportunity -see problems and obstacles as opportunities to grow and excel. Look around and appreciate excellence whenever you come across it, and learn what you can from it. Ask questions of others. There is no shame in not knowing something – there are no stupid questions. See any criticism as a gift of feedback.
10. Use all available tools
Nowadays we all have access to so many tools such as computers, internet, accountancy packages, and DIY guides. Remember that a tool is anything that helps you excel – don’t get hung up on what it is, and focus on what it can do for you.
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