In a recent weekly e-mail newsletter Jon Gordon shared some advice that he gives to graduating students. It struck me that it was great advice for trainers as well so I am going to share it with you as well. Jon Gordon is the Author of The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp and The Shark and The Goldfish.
Gordon’s advice is to stay Humble and Hungry:
- Don’t think you know it all. See yourself as a life-long learner who is always seeking ways to learn, grow and improve.
- See everyone as a teacher and learn from everyone you meet.
- Be open to new ideas and strategies to take your life, school and work to the next level.
- When people tell you that you are great don’t let it go to your head. And when they tell you that you stink, don’t let it go to your head.
- Live with humility because the minute you think you have arrived at the door of greatness it will get shut in your face.
- Follow your passion, continuously improve, and set new goals and milestones.
- Seek out new ideas, new strategies and new ways to push yourself out of your comfort zone.
- Invest the time, energy, sweat and dedication to be your best and let God do the rest.
- Be willing to pay the price that greatness requires. Don’t be average. Strive to be great.
- Decide to leave a legacy. Even at a young age it’s important to think about what legacy you want to leave because knowing how you want to be remembered helps you decide how to live today.
Take time to read through this advice a few times then make sure you share it with others as it applies to everyone regardless of your age or position in life.
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