How many times do you set your alarm clock and think, "I do not want to wake up that early," or "How early do I have to get up?" But if this is the last thought in your mind before bedtime, that idea festers and plays over and over in your mind throughout the night. When you wake up, you hit that snooze button and say, "Surely it is not tomorrow already." From now on this year, you need to set the alarm clock and say to yourself, "I cannot wait for tomorrow to come, so that I can make a difference in my life and career." When that alarm clock sounds, jump out of bed and walk around for at least two minutes so you do not get back into bed. This will start off your day charging and thinking in your mind about all of the opportunities you have to make a difference.
Second, stop putting your concerns first.
What is the worst that could happen if you always say, "What do I get for me?" If you do, there will never be much of "me" in the end at work.
We are all connected to one another, and each of us relies on hundreds, if not thousands, of people daily to live the way we do at this very moment. How did you get to work? Did you drive? Think for a moment. How many people did it take to dig up the raw materials necessary to make your car? How many people did it take to assemble your car? How many people did it take to produce the gas/energy supply for your car? And how many people did it take to build the road that you drove on to get to work? The list goes on, but you can see the connection forming. Start to see that "me" should mean "us." From that, when you look at any project or a task to complete at work, ask yourself instead, "What do we get for us?" first, and then you can start to move your success dial for "me." WE WIN AS ONE in 2009!