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If you call in sick once, it’s not a habit.

If you speed on the way to work once, it’s not a habit.

If you go to the gym once, it’s not a habit.

But what if you do it twice?

Three times?

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If you truly commit to daily growth, who knows where you’ll end up?

If you read every day.

Have a regular coffee with a mentor.

Study.

Take risks and learn from your mistakes.

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I hope that you fulfill the requirements of your job description.

Delivering projects, meeting deadlines, hitting KPI’s.  They’re all important.

But in addition to that, I also hope that you do some things for free.

You don’t get paid extra to be enthusiastic, but that’s not a good enough reason not to be.

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Be the source of inspiration for those who are struggling.

Be the source of joy for those who are feeling overwhelmed.

Be the source of wisdom for those who don’t know what to do next.

Be the source of energy when everyone else is flat.

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According to Jon Gordon, when you are grateful, you will find more things to be grateful for.

I would add that when you are optimistic, you will find more things to be optimistic about.

When you start looking for opportunities, you will identify them everywhere.

When you focus on making progress towards your goals, you will get closer to them.

Our thought processes are important.

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Yes, there’s just one of you.

You have limited influence.

You have a limited set of skills.

You won’t be able to impact everyone you meet.

It seems sometimes as though you’re a very small cog in a very big wheel.

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Can you do it?

Can you do it again?

Can you do it every day?

Can you do it with a smile?

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When we say that we’re busy, we’re generally using code for something else.

We’re either telling people that we are unable to prioritise.

Or we’re saying that we’re disorganised and inefficient.

Or we’re giving the impression that we’re unable to cope with the pressure.

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Do you give yourself a morning pep talk?

Do you tell yourself that today is going to be awesome?

Do you remind yourself that you can make a positive difference?

Are you conscious of your attitude and body language?

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This week, I saw a lady walking proudly with her dog in a pram.

The dog looked very regal, sitting up straight as he observed the world from his carriage, but it was a strange sight.

There didn’t seem to be anything wrong with him.

He had four legs, he just wasn’t using them.

I wonder if he went back to his little doggy friends and talked about the walk he went on, that wasn’t really a walk at all.

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