by Catherine Pulsifer,© 2011
Those who achieved success do not stop. They never become complacent, they keep learning and looking for the new knowledge. Never think you have made it, there is always more to learn and do.
Most people fail because they do not have determination and perseverance. Extraordinary people are determined and persevere that is what makes them extraordinary.
Do not be discouraged if someone copies you. Copying is a compliment - you are doing it right. It also gives you the opportunity to grow and move beyond what is now being copied. Keep moving forward.
When choosing a career you will find success, if you choose work that you would do even if you were not paid. Do what you love to do.
Always remember you will not please everyone. The most important person to please is yourself. Do your best.
Keep your mind open to new ideas and ways of doing things. A closed mind is one where you only see things your way. Be open.
You are the CEO of YOU. There is no job security, you must ensure that your company of YOU is one where if you were hiring a person you would pick you.
Keep a positive attitude.
Always be yourself. A recipe for disaster is trying to be a different person from who you are. Believe in yourself. Be you!
Cherish your friends and family. They have helped you get where you are today.
Be Like Carl
Carl Lewis was an Olympic track and field champion and who once said,
"I want to be remembered as a person who felt there was no limitation to what the human body and mind can do and be the inspiration to lead people to do things they never hoped to do."
Be like Carl Lewis, don't let the limitations of others discourage you. Believe you can do whatever you put your mind to. Persevere, if you face challenges or obstacles find a way over, under, or around them. Your success will be determined by your determination.