WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE A MINDSET FOR EXCELLENCE?

Having a mindset for excellence means to decide to be the best and to do what it takes to honor this decision.

Therefore, excellence is something intentional. It is not born with you, but it is not something out of reach. You can chose whether to have it or not — it’s up to you. Being the best isn’t a matter of luck, but something accomplished intentionally, through investment.

If you are really determined to be the best, your new excellent mentality will start producing excellent thoughts. Thoughts of self-confidence, faith and success, such as “I can do it,” “I’ll succeed in everything I do” and “today, I must be better off than yesterday.” Then, you will develop every characteristic you need for God to use you in great ways. You will be:

· Faithful

· Honest

· Attentive to details

· Focused

· Determined

· Positive

· Enthusiastic

· Creative

· A good listener

· Trustworthy

· Persistent

· Humble

Just as excellent thoughts bring about the excellent qualities above, these excellent qualities will bring about excellent actions. You will be able to:

· Take the initiative

· Have a broad vision

· Finish what you start

· Do more than what is asked of you

· Strive to improve and be well informed

· Not waste your time

· Learn from other excellent people

· Avoid conflict

· Respect your neighbor

· Use the best available resources

· Plan before doing something

· Know how to express yourself clearly, in writing or verbally, using proper vocabulary

We clearly see these qualities and actions in the heroes of faith. Joseph was one of them: even though he was a slave, he prospered in the house of his master, Potiphar, who entrusted everything he had to Joseph (Genesis 39.1–6). Joseph’s excellent spirit made him achieve results that went beyond other people’s expectations given his situation. That transmitted peace, security and confidence to Potiphar. Joseph’s example shows that it’s possible to be excellent even in the face of the most adverse situations.

And this is a powerful way to start a new year,A mindset for Excellence will definitely bring you closer to all your goals in this new year.

WISH YOU ALL A BLESSED AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!

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