Are certain words better than others? You be the judge. Here are three of my favorite words that may prove more powerful than others.
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky said, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” Take a shot and say “yes” to something that pushes you past your comfort zone. When an opportunity presents itself say “yes” even if you don’t think you’re ready or worthy—because you are probably more ready than you know. The best time to say “no” is when something isn’t in line with your goals, values, and what’s most important in your life.
Two words, but words that everyone wants and needs to hear. Showing your appreciation for even the smallest of things shows you are classy, considerate, and care . . . about them. If you want people to help you out and do things for you, then thank them early and often. It’s also the perfect follow-up when you want to keep in touch with a person but don’t know how to do it without being a bother. William Ward said, “You have 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’”
What’s the difference between the super successful and the average person? One thing is they think quick and act fast. Procrastinators usually are the ones wondering what happened while the doers are making things happen. (I realize that is not an original quote, but it’s so true.) What are we waiting for? Perfection? Not gonna happen? Help? Don’t count on it. Resources? Do the best you can with what you have. In other words, do it now. Act and react and you cab stay one step ahead of others who want to wait.