The top performers in every field of life often have common attributes which are found as instrumental to their iconic performance.
Top performers are all courageous and undaunted by momentary challenges. They don’t take no for an answer and have the courage to challenge mediocrity in their place of work. Courage is about fearless actions that ultimately help you to achieve a desirable goal.
This is the stabilizing power of mover. Confidence puts you in charge of everything around you without being ruffled by the pressure of the job. There are many pressures and deadlines to meet, confident people sail through when others crash out. If you want to become a top performer you must learn to build your confident level. If you cannot handle pressures at work you cannot become an extraordinary performer in life.
Learn to smile in spite of challenging moments. Everyone will face harsh circumstances at certain stage or moment on the job but ensure you confidently ride on with optimism of positive outcome at the end of the day.
This entails the 3 Ps of perseverance, patience and persistence. This is the ability to hold on until you get over an issue or project without despairing or wavering. You must be determined to learn and execute the codes of your job responsibilities. There would be many factor that may want to hinder your upward movement or achieving your goal but learn the art of holding on and getting through.
No one is taken seriously who has bad reputation of dishonesty. This is one of the prized characters expected from any one on the job. Live by the truth and you can be depended upon. Those who are trusted advance better on the job.
Every employer wants to have workers they can count on during critical moments of the job. Don’t be a fair weather employee. Stick to your organization’s policy, vision and goals with utmost loyalty. Loyalty stands you out as dependable and to be dependable is to be counted upon for critical assignment. And more so help the management to include you in the future plans and growth of their organization.
This entails showcasing good and upright behaviour which is acceptable in a place of work without having to be monitored or forced. Morality is endeavoring to uphold good behaviours instead of vices whether convenient or not.
This is the adherence to inner prompting to do what is right. Your conscience is like the North Star to a ship. Always respect your conscience, often it will always tell you what you are about to do is right or wrong. If you do not like a thing yourself, your conscience will often check you away from afflicting it on others: it tends to guide using the Golden Rule principle. The Golden Rule says: Do unto others what you want them do unto you.
At the place of work always put yourself in the shoe of your employer, superior, workmates and subordinates; then you will likely understand why they behave the way they do.
At the end of the day, your character or attitude will take you farther on the job than your skills; remember there are more skillful people out there than men of character. The man with character will always handle sensitive positions and will be ahead of the skillful.
Your character is whom you are when no one is critical or watching you; yet your character is like a smoke that will always find its way out. Your character is your real self that can never be hidden for long. Therefore, cultivate the best of characters because the ultimate test for your elevation will be a test of character.
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