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Equip with positive affirmations. Positive affirmations are like goal setting as they improve your positive attitude and the way you look at your life. They help you stay focused on your goals and manage your time. They enhance your longevity as you feel to live for a longer time with optimism. They help you look at the door that is opened rather than the one that is closed. Discover your biological clock. Every human body is productive and creative at some point of time during the day. If you understand the time when you are highly productive, you can do important tasks and achieve optimum outcomes. It is the time where your body and mind connects quickly and creates an amazing chemistry to achieve the desired outcomes. Strengthen your subconscious mind. To strengthen your subconscious mind, give positive commands 30 minutes before you go to bed. A study shows that when we go to sleep our conscious mind clicks off and our subconscious mind clicks on, and begins to entertain itself during the rest of the sleep. What we did in our last 30 minutes we replay 15-17 times during the night. Improve your concentration. Light the candle in a dark room, and observe the flame for a few seconds without any distraction to enhance your concentration. When you practice this for a few days, you will be amazed to find yourself with an improved concentration. Use your inner dialogue effectively. All human beings have dialogue within themselves throughout the waking hours which is known as ‘inner dialogue’ or ‘self-talk’. This is the most powerful one when you use it effectively. You can use your inner dialogue during your leisure time and travelling time on your goals to succeed greatly. Write and burn the paper. When you get negative thoughts frequently or when you are angry with someone, write about it on a piece of paper and burn it. When you write on paper, you vent out your feelings and relieve yourself from negative people and thoughts. When you burn, you put an end to them. Acquire internal locus of control. Internal locus is about taking action and responsibility for the consequences. It is about making things happen. When you look at leaders, they possess internal locus of control as they take responsibility for their actions. Practice ‘Winner and Mirror’ method. Whenever you are depressed, go inside the room and lock it. Stand in front of the mirror, smile and shout ‘I am the winner’ for a few minutes. You get back to normalcy and stay motivated. When you see your smiling face in the mirror you enjoy looking at your face. Secondly, since you locked the room you hear the echo of your voice loudly and it reinforces your mind with positive inputs. Improve your memory. Move your eyes sideways from left to right and vice versa as you activate both sides of your brain. We mostly use either left-brain or right-brain, not both sides of the brain. When you do this exercise you not only improve your memory but also unlock your potential since you use both sides of your brain. Hold your thoughts for 21 seconds. Whenever people find themselves under depression they must hold positive thoughts for 21 seconds and they will be amazed to find themselves staying motivated. They must hold thoughts about their past achievements or events for 21 seconds to bounce back to energetic mode. In this way, people can get out of their depression state and overcome from suicidal tendencies. Practice for 21 days. Habits will change your life for better, and to form habits, you must work hard sincerely and consistently for 21 days. You may have to struggle for a few days to acquire the habits but once you start working hard you will be amazed to find yourself acquiring good habits. Write journal regularly. When you write a journal, you manage your time as you stay clearly focused on your activities. It aligns and guides you in your destined direction. You learn to prioritize and get disciplined to take it forward what is important to you. It enhances your focus and inculcates perseverance. Take feedback constantly. Taking feedback is one of the greatest habits of highly successful people in the world. It helps people address their concerns to bring out better behavioral changes. The change in one behavior will bring out dramatic changes in performance resulting in success. When you look at CEOs, they hire executive coaches to address their concerns to perform better. Be persistent. When you observe great people like Albert Einstein, Thomas Alva Edition, and Colonel Sanders to name a few, they are persistent by nature. They achieved the unachievable not through their intelligence but with their imagination and persistence. Failures did not prevent them from achieving their goals. What made them stand out from others is their persistence. Be a giver. There are three types of people in the world. The first type is the ones who are takers and often take from others. The second type is the ones who are takers and givers. The third type is the ones who are givers and often give to others. The third type are givers who live for others, not for themselves. They stand taller in the world. Volunteer to make a difference. Society is a collection of individuals. When all individuals think collectively to contribute to others, they can make a difference. The people who are altruistic and think of helping and serving others make a mark for themselves beyond their lifetime. Most high achievers have this type of mindset and do philanthropic activities to help the society. To conclude, human mind is very powerful and you must know how to exploit and channel it effectively. By acquiring these habits and adopting these time tested tools and techniques you can unleash your hidden power to achieve greatness in this world. PE ACTION: Follow 21 timeless principles to achieve your personal excellence Note: This article is the essence of author’s upcoming book with similar title. Professor M.S.Rao is the Father of ‘Soft Leadership’. He is an international leadership guru and the author of 30 books including the award-winning ‘21 Success Sutras for Leaders’ which has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Leadership Books of the Year – 2013 by San Diego University, USA. His authored book Success Tools for CEO Coaches: Be a Learner, Leader, and Ladder is the Community Award Winner for 2014 by Small Business Trends, USA. Connect Professor M.S. Rao Email msrlctrg@gmail.com Book Books by M. S. Rao Youtube: Prof. M.S. Rao 21 Success Sutras 8 Submit your Articles Personal Excellence essentials presented by HR.com | 10.2014


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