This article is part of my notebook on how to run a business. I am just writing what I have learnt and also implementing in my business.
I am generally a wide reader. I read to gain important knowledge from those who have gone before me, succeeded and are now teaching others. In this article, I will discuss the issue of being the best in what you do. I believe that no one is really created better than you in the strictest sense of it. What I mean is that no one has done or achieved anything more than you can ever achieve. If you are given enough time you can tap into your mental resources and absolutely exceed the best.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word best is defined as; “Of the most excellent or desirable type or quality“. This definition seems to mean that you have to strive to perform above and beyond everyone else. This is not an adequate view of life.
I put it to you that being the best should also mean; being the best that you are meant to be. When you came to this earth, God gave you a reserve of potential energy that you should access to become the best of you. So you should not feel pressured to overtake everyone in the race of life. You should only strive to be the best version of “YOU”, the unique you.
Develop high levels of ambition
Having high levels of ambition is a must in order to be the best in what you do. Ambition is a strong desire to do or achieve something. You need to have an inner driving force in order to succeed in life. People with high levels of ambition are known to have an inner drive that sustains them in times of opposition or challenges. It is important that you cultivate high levels of personal ambition before you start any project in life.
Be optimistic about your chances and possibilities
High Optimism is also a must-have for all top performers. Optimism means that I am sure that the route that I am taking will result in a success. If you are running a business or taking the entrepreneurial journey, you need to be sure from within, that the chances of success are high. Optimism is the inner power that enables you to try again and again until you succeed.
Make a commitment to be the best and join the top ten per cent
Making a decision to be the best in your line of business is very empowering. This idea of “small business” is simply a lie. I am not saying that we should not start our businesses small. I am saying that small should not be our destination but our start.
From the very start, plan for a big business that will be the best in industry. Plan and execute your business with growth in mind. Do not choke your baby business by feeding off it before it is strong enough to sustain itself.
Everyone who is in the front line started behind
Another principle that you should learn is that everyone who is in the from=nt line of the buffet of life started behind. Every business or enterprise that you can emulate, started being behind and through hard work, progressed.
The secret to moving to the front is; join the line. You need to start something and progress by being diligent to the front.
Accelerate your rate of progress by learning
Education is a powerful tool to help you to be the best in what you do. Make a habit of reading books within your domain. Read books on sales and other skills that you need to run your business. Audiobooks are a recent and powerful way to advance yourself. I always listen to audiobooks when I drive and also when I workout.
If you follow the points above, you are already on your way to be the best. Take your time to study and implement the best practices in your business and be always be growth focused.