February 15, 2002, Newsletter Issue #45: ACTION STEPS FOR TRUE CHAMPIONS

Tip of the Week

Be committed to doing things the right way. Remember that perfect practice makes perfect. Smile! In every culture it is the light in your window that tells people there`s a caring, sharing individual inside. Learn to stay relaxed and friendly no matter how much tension you`re under. Write down your goals and review them often. When you fail to plan, you are planning to fail by default.
Focus all your attention and energy on the achievement of your goals. Don`t put things off. Get in the habit every day of doing the more unpleasant things first... If you tell someone you`re going to do something, then do it.
Eliminate the word quit from your vocabulary. If you want to be successful over the long haul, you must be willing to stay the course... People, who won`t quit, don`t. Learn from your mistakes. There are four things you should do with a mistake: 1) recognize it, 2) admit it, 3) learn from it, 4) forget it. Be able to admit your weaknesses and establish short-term goals to overcome them. Dress and look your best at all times. Respond with a simple, courteous "thank you" when anyone pays you a compliment for any reason. Volunteer your name first in every telephone call and whenever you meet someone new. Walk more erectly and confident in public with a relaxed but more rapid pace.
Sit up front in the most prominent rows when you attend class, meetings, etc. Replace the word "can`t" with "can," and "try" with "will" in your vocabulary. Be on time. Always try to be at least ten minutes early.
Thrive on pressure. The more you prepare the better able you are to handle pressurized situations. Pressure often brings out extraordinary results.

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