Accomplishing the things you want to do requires performing at your highest standard, but getting there–and staying there–can be challenging.
One proven technique involves making an agreement with yourself.
Tell yourself that you choose to be a certain way and agree to yourself that every decision, every choice, every challenge, will be met from the same perspective.
Here are seven agreements to make with yourself–a path to success.
1. I will always be open. It’s always easy to make assumptions, but if you want to know what is happening, ask. If you want to tell people what is going on, communicate. Leave no room for speculation or guessing–communicate and dialogue directly and concisely. Assumptions kill achievement.
2. I will always lead with integrity. When you speak, and when you act, it will always be with integrity. That means you will say what you mean and mean what you say; your words will always be impeccable, irreproachable, and, most important, aligned to your actions. Keep integrity at the core.
3. I will always do my very best. If you want to succeed, whatever you do will always have to be from your very best. Doing your best is never going to mean the same thing each time–it will change with changing circumstances and new people. But whatever the circumstance of situation, no matter who is involved or what you do, everything should come with your highest intentions and best effort.