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ABCs for High Achievers


A im for what you want by focusing clearly on priorities.

B elieve in yourself and your goals, and then begin to strive for them.

C ount your blessings, create opportunities, and commit to faith-driven action.

D ream big dreams, design a plan, and dedicate yourself to excellence.

E nergize yourself with positive thoughts, and expect daily miracles and victories.

F ollow through with faith-driven action, and forgive mistakes of the past.

G ive time, energy and extra effort, and give thanks for all that you have and will receive.

H old on to your dreams with desire and faith through the long winters of life.

I magine yourself as successful, and release thoughts of fear that would limit you.

J ourney out of your comfort zone to acquire new knowledge and greater rewards.

K eep moving forward little by little, gaining new wisdom and courage each day.

I mplement strategies that work, and toss those that don't work.

L ove yourself enough to take good care of you so that you'll be able to take care of those you love.

M ake room for the most important things first, and move into action when the time is right.

N egotiate with others so that everyone wins.

O pen the eyes of your spirit, and see the good in others and in life.

P ractice the skills needed to propel you to the level of excellence.

Q uestion things you may need to remove, and increase energy by living in a stress-free environment.

R ecognize favorable circumstances, ride each wave with courage, and rest to renew your energy.

S tand firm on your commitment to excellence. Seek out the people and information that can help you succeed.

T hank God for all blessings, take control of your time, and tackle each problem with integrity.

U ncover your talents, unleash your creative spirit, and unite with God's purpose for your life.

V isualize your objectives as already achieved, and give thanks for their attainment.

W ake up to each new day of adventure, and wash out negative thoughts with positive prayers.

X cel by examining your results daily, and making adjustments in your actions as needed.

Y ield to your purpose and values, living each day with the faith and knowledge that you were created as a unique and valuable person.

Z ero in on your targets, and move toward them with desire, dedication, commitment, and faith.

This popular alphabet exercise can be applied to any topic. Give it a try by writing action words aimed at a specific goal or project that you are involved with. It's a great self-motivator and idea generator.

Wishing you many great achievements!

Copyright by Steve Brunkhorst. Steve is a professional life success coach, motivational author, and the editor of Achieve! 60-Second Nuggets of Inspiration, a popular mini-zine bringing great stories, motivational nuggets, and inspiring thoughts to help you achieve more in your career and personal life. Get the next issue by visiting http://www.AchieveEzine.com


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