Through out life we all wish to leave a good, if not great impression on those around us, whether that is in our work life or personally.
There are a number of character traits and requirements needed to leave an IMPRESSION that we can consider significant.
PREPARATION: Having the right mindset and attitude. This leads to our body also being prepared, which leads on to…
ENERGY: required to achieve.
INSTINCT: Another important gift we have is ‘instinct’, which in almost every case we should trust. We need to ‘trust’ instinct (intuition) to the end, though we can give no reason.
PERSEVERANCE: We might try as hard as we think, but without perseverance it will be difficult to reach the end and achieve. With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. Perseverance is determination and an ability to break through the pain barrier.
STRENGTH: We need both physical strength and also mind strength. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Physical strength is very important – but that strength is determined by our will.
COMMITMENT: Putting in all that is needed to complete the task.
EFFORT: Success is dependent on and comes with effort.
INTEGRITY: Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. Being true to yourself – truthful.
VISION: Vision creates the inspiration to achieve.
DREAM: Dreams are our highest inspirations. We may not reach them, but we can look up and see their beauty, believe in and try to follow them.
GOALS: A goal is only a goal if it is set by those who want to achieve it.
INITIATIVE: Well done is better than well said.
DETERMINATION: Most of those things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
COURAGE: Without courage wisdom bears no fruit.
QUALITY: Never an accident – is always the result of intelligent effort.
OPPORTUNITY: Take up opportunities presented to you. These sometime lie in the middle of difficulties. When in doubt trust your intuition.
RISK: Is about going out on a limb – where the fruit is.
COMMUNICATION: It is important to communicate – effective communication is the art of making ideas connect.
TEAMWORK: Teamwork divides the task and doubles the result.
INNOVATION: Is not going where the path leads, but going where there is no path and leaving a trail.
In all this we need BALANCE, which means making right choices and enjoying those choices.
This all leads to: SUCCESS and a positive life IMPRESSION.