September took us on a journey, and now we find ourselves at the first step of something spectacular. It’s a step into the next level, where being “outstanding” becomes our goal. But what does it mean to be outstanding? In simple terms, it means standing out, being exceptionally good, and leaving an indelible mark. This October, we’ll explore what it takes to be outstanding, how it differs from excellence, and the traits that define outstanding individuals.
Outstanding is more than just excellence. Excellence is about being of the highest quality, but outstanding means standing out prominently from others. Think of it this way: excellence gets you into the competition, but outstanding is what makes you win. While excellence earns you applause, outstanding awards you the trophy or crown. Always strive to reach the level of outstanding because that’s what makes you unforgettable.
Outstanding isn’t something you inherently possess; it’s something you do. To be outstanding, you have to go the extra mile, step into new dimensions, and take the stage of life. September was our stepping stone, and now the curtains have been drawn, signaling it’s time to stand out in October.
Now, let’s look at the traits of outstanding people:
Purpose: Outstanding individuals have a clear sense of purpose that guides their actions and decisions.
Clear Vision: They have a vision for what they want to achieve, providing them with a roadmap for success.
Passion: Passion is their driving force, fueling their dedication and enthusiasm.
Fearlessness: They are not afraid to fail. In fact, they see failure as a stepping stone to success, learning and growing from their mistakes.
Persistence: They persevere through challenges and setbacks, never giving up on their goals.
Power of Choice: They understand the power of choice and make firm decisions that align with their values and vision.
Commitment: They value commitment and stay dedicated to their pursuits even when faced with adversity.
Partnership + Collaboration: Outstanding individuals recognize and utilize the power of partnerships and collaborations to achieve greater success.
Self-Awareness: They know themselves well, understanding their strengths, gifts, and challenges.
Environmental Awareness: They are aware of their surroundings, adapting and making the most of the opportunities presented to them.
As we step into October, let’s focus on being exceptionally good, completing what’s left to be done, and making this month remarkable not only for ourselves but also for those around us. Striving for outstanding is a conscious choice that requires purpose, vision, passion, and resilience. Remember, excellence gets you in the game, but outstanding makes you a winner. So, make the commitment to go that extra mile and stand out, leaving an indelible mark on October and beyond.
Published On: October 11th, 2023 / Categories: Identity /