In a DOWN World, I'll BEAT My BEST? YES or Yes Again?

Philippines
January 12, 2009 2:28am CST
Many are challenged in today's economic crisis. Are you still up in beating your best performances amidst this downfall? "Even if I knew tomorrow would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple seed." - Croft Pentz Yes, from the time I was made aware that I am wonderfully created and formed, I promised - - I will BEAT MY BEST amidst any rise or downfall! It's the first month of 2009 - - it makes me busy setting up goals and planning to hit those goals. What do I feel? I'm excited because it's another opportunity to sell, share, & show my ideas, explore my own field of expertise, and learn from this vast, abundant, and unlimited universe. Do I need to set up goals? Why not? I had my best to beat so I am challenging myself! I remember one great guru who said, "I am never in competition to others but to myself." What about personal Goals? My family, friends, colleagues, and contacts remind me of what I am worthy of giving to myself. Each of us is worthy of receiving what we are worth for. Where we use up our unique energy and how high did we expand to exercise its use. So, what am I worthy of having this year? If money is no problem, what should I have? So, what should you have, too? What about professional goals? I have second doubts declaring because I don't want to set up my health or my precious times - - isn't these excuses? Let me add the widening economic crisis, what does this tell me? Should I excuse myself? I teach my team that our company started at the height of a financial depression and let me remind myself again that business pursuits are on its highest potential at any time. What now? I am saying, circumstances really doesn't matter, ATTITUDE does! What are my Key Performance Indicators? Being a sales leader, I have set that I need to beat my best with 30% growth this year. I ask myself again, is this my worth? It's measurable and attainable yet highly heart pumping and challenging. 30% growth (based from my two previous highly performed years whichever is higher) in terms of Sales, Team Member Additions, Activity Rate of all my sales representatives, & Collection Efficiency Rating. What about you? Let us write them down and plan ahead because a month unwisely spent is like yesterday wasted. January is not February and so is March and so on.. We are given ample 12 months each year - - when we start with the right energy, surely, we will finish early - - happy & contented! To you & me, "May the best of our 2008 be the worst of our 2009!!! - Ziglar" Let's allow the universe to work with us NOW!
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@sukumar794 (5048)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
15 Jan 09
Crisis like the present one form part of our existence.Worrying over it would only worsen things.Finding out ways and means to overcome the present crunch that has gripped the whole world is the important factor of the hour.
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
I agree Sukumar. Jah Bless, thank you. Very much appreciated..
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• Philippines
19 Jan 09
a big yes on this one, sukumar. this is the right kind of attitude that everyone should have. this economic crisis is never that frightening if we will only keep on finding ways and meand to cope with the situation. for as long as the sun keeps on shining, the rains keep on coming and the world keeps on turning, there is no reason at all for us to lose hope.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
Hi jeanniemay! It has been a long time since I caught up with you here. I am glad I read this discussion of yours. It is very encouraging and full of optimism. I do like the positivity in this topic. I have heard so much about the economic downfall and tougher times will be all over 2009 as reported by so many newspapers, economists and learned people. I rely on God, opportunities and myself. I accept the challenge I also set up for myself. I am up for it this year than I have ever felt before. May we all have a better 2009 and overcome all the challenges in our lives. Take care and have a nice day! God bless you my young friend! lovelots..faith210
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• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Ate Faith, nice to hear from you again. Indeed, in this tough times, our being together & learning from each other plus an encouragement always counts. Love & Smiles!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Hi dear jeanniemay! You are sooooooo right! Goodness, it is very cold now in Baguio, isn't it? Because here in the lowlands, the wind is sending chills upon my spine...so cold! I am sure it is much colder in your place. So better take vitamins to avoid being sick now dear. Take care and have a nice day! lovelots..faith210
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• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Yes, ate Faith, its soooooo cold. The chill is going up to the bones. It's reported to be at 9.6 degrees. Whew! Thanks for the care. All the love, jah bless! JNY
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• Philippines
19 Jan 09
the economic crisis that has been watched warily by so many did not affect my family that much. since i am now mostly involved with farm work, the economic crisis is hardly felt there. on the contrary, it seems like life is on the upping rather than going down. the demand for farm products has gone up and thus, the buying prices for our products has also gone up dramatically at that. although i see that the thngs that i buy at the market and the supermarkets are coming with marked up prices, i found them to be still affordable. by now, we are furthering the developments of the farm. i see no excuses for not doing so. everything's just going fine for us. it is only proper and fitting that i keep on moving on. feed the world! the population has gone fast, taking up more in numbers like crazy. good luck in your work, jeanniemay.
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Wow! You are doing a great job Trinidadvelasco! I agree with you, their are a number to feed so let's keep moving on. I also have to further my cause, we have a number teach and train how to do business on their own. Big Luck and best luck in your farm.. yes, we need more producers today! Cheers, JNY
@stephcjh (32387)
• United States
12 Jan 09
That is the same with me. I will never give up striving for better things in my life as long as I have my health to do it.
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• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Yes, blessings of more health to you Stephcjh!
@paid2write (5204)
12 Jan 09
I totally agree. We should never let reports about the world economy make us feel negative and unhappy. Chances and opportunities in life are like flowers that suddenly come into bloom. Some of them are rare, so you need to look for them and to recognize them when you see them, others are all around, all the time, you just need to notice them.
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• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Perfectly said Paid2write. Opportunities may not be always around so when it blooms, let's grab the chance & explore.. Cheers & Smiles!
@ktosea (2027)
• China
12 Jan 09
I like the way you thinking very much,it's great for you to have a concrete and reasonble goal for the year 2009.I have my own goals for 2009 too,I am sure I can hit the goals and made the progress of myself.everything will be better compared with the year 2008.I have faith in myself and "May the best of our 2008 be the worst of our 2009" cheers and happy MyLot
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• Philippines
12 Jan 09
I am pleased, thank you! Yes, what counts is truly believing, doing something about it and receiving. Cheers!!!
• United States
12 Jan 09
you know its cool to look at things like this and yes I set my goals every year and well if I dont make them then the roll over to the next year I dont stress about these goals but I do work on them but first and for most I just want to be happy and learn and love and explore "because I have loved Life,I shall have no sorrow to die" "The Good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge"
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• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Wow! Yes, I perfectly agree.. lovin' & happy with what we are doing, continually exploring and learning.. I love it! Love & Smiles!
@lilaclady (28277)
• Australia
12 Jan 09
I love your way of thinking, I agree with you, we can't let things get us down or we will all go down, I think we have to say to our selves that we can do it, try a little harder and think positive and we will make it, I hope people catch your enthusiasm...
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Thank you Lilaclady for your enthusiastic and upbeat response.. your positive views continually inspires me.. Thank you!