Remember, the first principle of management is said to be ‘ Not only must we be good, but we must be seen to be good’. In essence, we must make the effort to stand out. In the midst of pressure and difficulties, the only people who thrive are those who are relentless, in making that effort that yields a visible difference. Michael Jordan in his words said ‘I can accept defeat, but what I can’t accept is not trying”.
Mediocrity is a sweet melody only to the ears of those who are unwilling to try or make an extra effort. You cannot afford to keep being conventional in the way you write that report or build that PowerPoint Presentation. Adopting a predecessor’s style is admirable, but how about devising your own style to create that visible difference? Stop wearing other people’s shoes because it will limit your potential destination to their own history. Why not reach for the sky?
A prominent scholar once wrote “I owe myself a debt to make such a difference that all who knew me will count themselves privileged. You can stand out and be amongst the very few that your company worries about losing. Let your competence come to full glare by reason of the constant innovation you bring to the table.
Your self worth and career can only appreciate by the visible differences you make……..Today!