“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb
Ingredients of a Self-Starter
COMPETITIVE GREATNESS: Be at your best when your best is needed. Enjoyment of a difficult challenge.
POISE: Just being yourself. Being at ease in any situation. Never fighting yourself.
CONFIDENCE: Respect without fear often comes from being prepared and keeping all things in proper perspective.
CONDITION: Mental-moral-physical. Rest, exercise and diet must be considered. Moderation must be practiced. Dissipation must be eliminated.
SKILL: A knowledge of and the ability to properly and quickly execute the fundamentals. Be prepared and cover every little detail.
TEAM SPIRT: A genuine consideration for others. An eagerness to sacrifice personal interests of glory for the welfare of all.
SELF-CONTROL: Practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control. Good judgment and common sense are essential.
ALERTNESS: Be observing constantly. Stay open-minded. Be eager to learn/improve.
INITIATIVE: Cultivate the ability to make decisions and think alone. Do not be afraid of failure, but learn from it.
INTENTNESS: Set a realistic goal. Concentrate on its achievement by resisting all temptations and being determined and persistent.
INDUSTRIOUSNESS: There’s no substitute for work. Worthwhile results are from hard work and planning.
FRIENDSHIP: Comes from mutual esteem, respect and devotion. Like marriage, it must not be taken for granted; it requires a joint effort.
LOYALTY: To yourself and all those depending upon you. Keep your self-respect.
COOPERATION: With all levels of your coworkers, listen if you want to be heard. Be interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way.
ENTHUSIASM: Brushes off upon those with whom you come in contact. You must truly enjoy what you are doing.