Happiness, Love, Purpose, Relationships, Team Building

Humble Bragging

There are those who pretend to be humble yet if you read through the lines and you know for certain that they are bragging. This is called “Humble Bragging.”

And then there are those who try to downplay their achievements and refuse to call attention yet everybody can see how good they really are. I think this always the best.

Being right is a good thing; better than being wrong. But being right all the time is a tremendous burden to carry. Some insist they are right all the time. Not possible. Be willing to accept correction humbly and graciously. It has been said that correction of mistakes is the first step of success.

There are many stars and are overrated. And then there are many role models and they are unappreciated. That’s ok. Role models do not need to bask in the limelight. They have a beautiful and distinctive shine of their own. You do not have to be a star but you will certainly shine through your humility, work excellence and beauty of character.

Don’t brag about yourself. Let others praise you. ~Proverbs 27:2

Personality Development, Purpose

Give It Your Best Shot

To be the best is not possible for everyone. Imagine a world full of 7+ billion best people? Doesn’t even make sense. Life does not demand from us to be the best. But it is good for us to give it our best shot.

Always shoot to deliver more and better than what is required. This concept is called “excellence.” Make this your daily theme.

Life is not a dress rehearsal. The curtain is up and we are on, so let’s go out there and give it our best shot.

For those of you who are working on calendar year, it’s two months before the year ends. If you are exceeding targets, do not cruise; give it all you’ve got to know how far you can really go. It’s called stretching.

And if you are behind target do not despair; don’t give up; not now. Put more intensity into what you do and give it your best shot. Numbers are mere indication but efforts matter. There is always dignity and fulfillment in best efforts. Go for it.

Fight or Flight, Gratitude, Happiness, Humility, ISA for All, Life Lessons, Personality Development, Purpose, Relationships, Think Positive

Self and Selfie

I bet you have mastered the selfie; the question now is have we mastered the self?

There is a difference between an image and the true person. The image should not be a cover up or a pretension of the person but the real person should make the image connect with reality and this is what makes it beautiful.

When an honest and competent person gives us a negative comment we should be grateful and take that as a feedback designed to improve the self. But when a dishonest, unethical and incompetent person accuses us of being hard and stubborn, then take that as a compliment. They are operating on different standards.

There is power in the ability to evaluate the self. The key however is objectivity and we may be blindsided. This is why feedback from people we trust is important and we should be willing to accept correction. Successful people are always evaluating and improving themselves. The ones who do not are are usually evaluating and judging others.