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· We need to be encouraged to stay on path of perfection. The motivation does not come naturally.
· We also need to focus on abilities, not on our inabilities.
· The self-evaluation that comes with trying to be better than others brings with it fear of making mistakes.
· Anticipating dangers of making mistakes makes us error-prone.
· Too many relationships are mistake-centered.
· Too many relationships are based on fault-finding.
· Realize your limits and don't try to correct or change too many things at once.
· Develop your personal strengths and worth.
· Complete circle: Mutual respect begins by valuing yourself.
· Pursue your ambitions, but avoid giving or receiving fierce competition, discouragement, unrealistically high standards, and overambitious.
· Set your course while remembering that you're a normal, average, imperfect human being.
Remember: When you maximize your potential, everyone wins. When you don't, we all lose.
© MMIV, Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW
Etienne A. Gibbs, MSW, Management Consultant and Trainer, conducts seminars, lectures, and writes articles on his theme: "... helping you maximize your potential." He may be reached at http://eagibbs.usana.com; at www.executiveandgrouptravel.blogspot.com; at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 502-386-1175.