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To separate yourself from the crowd, you must stand out in a sea of average. To stand out, do the opposite of average.

Getting better is hard. We all need help. Even the highest level professionals in the world have a coach. Use these tips and strategies to help yourself get a better today.

Everyone has anxiety.

Some just handle it better than others. Don’t think you are weird or inferior because you have anxiety. It is a normal emotion. You would be weird if you did not experience it.

Anxiety is the result of being overwhelmed by the demands of the situation you are facing.

Your anxiety is amplified by negative self talk and when you engage in self doubt about your ability to meet those demands.

You can reduce anxiety by improving your self talk and developing confidence in your abilities.

Control you emotions.

You don’t control the behaviors or actions of others, but you must learn to control your emotional responses.

No one can “make” you mad, happy, angry, frustrated or any other emotion.

You allow yourself to experience those emotions.

Either you will control your emotions or they will control you.

Get back up!

You will be knocked down many times in life.

It is not the going down that defines you.

Your decision to stay down or get back up is what defines you!

Not everything that can be changed needs to be changed.

We all have differences and imperfections.

Thank goodness. How boring would the world be if we were all the same?

Our uniqueness is what makes us who we are. Instead of worrying about your imperfections, embrace them.

Especially the ones that don’t negatively affect your goals.

Figure it out.

There will not always be someone else there to tell you the solution.

The most successful people in the world are problem solvers. You need to be too.

Most of life’s issues don’t have a manual. You have to get in there and think.

Try an idea. If it doesn’t work, try something else.

Take the knowledge you do have and apply it to this new problem.

Keep trying until something works.

Quote of the Week:

“They were self-effacing people who constantly asked questions and had the ability to confront the most brutal answers—that is, to look failures in the face, even their own, while maintaining faith that they would succeed in the end.” – Carol Dweck

Be excellent this week. Do the opposite of average!

Yancey Sanderson
Follow me on Twitter @YanceySanderson

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