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To separate yourself from the crowd, you must do the opposite of average.

You can accelerate your journey from average to excellent by using these tips, strategies, and motivation to get a little better each day.

There is no cruise control in life.

The really important things in your life will happen over and over again.

To get better at them, you must work at them over and over again.

Repetition is the key.


The people in life who say it doesn’t matter if you win or lose are the ones who are constantly losing.

You won’t win them all. Give it your best try anyway.

The most successful people in the world are trying to be successful.

They are competing.

Focus on the big picture.

Your myopic view is killing your potential.

Learning to see the big picture is the key to leveling up your success rate.

To see the big picture, constantly ask how the personal decisions you make impact those around you.

Don’t make decisions based on your own little world.

Listen to learn.

There is a big difference between listening to fix, listening to win, listening to learn.

Many people listen so they can pick apart the points made by the other person. Their goal is winning the conversation.

Many more people listen so they can figure out the problem and help the other person fix it.

Very few people listen to learn.

Be more forgiving.

People are not perfect. They are going to let you down.

Holding on to resentment or anger for those let downs sucks the energy out of you.

If you cannot let go of the resentment, it will consume you and make you completely ineffective.

Quote of the Week:

“Alertness, the ability to be constantly observing, absorbing, and learning from what’s going on around you, is a critical component for the individual in charge, the leader who strives for continuous improvement. You must constantly be awake, alive, and alert in evaluating yourself as well as the strengths and weaknesses of your organization and your competitors.” – John Wooden

Be excellent this week. Do the opposite of average!

Yancey Sanderson
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