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Professional Development Standards

Professional development standards

Professional development standards

Because you have Free will, your actions are not determined by what everyone else around you is doing, nor circumstances, nor fate.

Every feeling and every action is preceded by a thought. You can control your thoughts. So you can control your actions; And since every feeling and every action creates a result, you can control your results by controlling your mind.

If you control your mind, then you can control yourself and influence circumstances towards excellence.
If you cannot control your mind, then you cannot control you yourself and you cannot influence circumstances towards excellence.

Today, begin the process of exercising your will, to control your thoughts, feelings and actions.

Do that by becoming conscious of your daily standards of behaviour.

What are your habitual Standards of behaviour?

Humans develop habits of thought, speech, actions and behaviour. It is not what you do once-in-a-while that makes the difference to how things turn out. It is what you do habitually, each and every day that makes the difference to your results.

These habitual actions, those things you do habitually, each and every day, are what people will respond to and thus will create your final results.

  • Some people are habitually late for appointments.
  • Some people are habitually on time for appointments.
  • Some people habitually use bad language.
  • Others habitually use good language.
  • Some people are habitually scruffy and unkempt.
  • Other people are habitually tidy and in good order.

You get the idea.

The point is this: that by exercising your free will, you can impose upon yourself a higher standard of habitual behaviour on your regular routine; and thus begin to improve your chances of gaining the better results that are consistent with the higher standard of action.

  • Only you can do this.
  • Nobody can force you to be any better.

On the other hand: nobody can stop you from getting better!

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Quote from James Allen

"Your mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild;
But whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and it will, bring forth.

If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds, and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may you tend the garden of your mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and bad thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and good thoughts".

By pursuing this process, you sooner or later will discover that you are the master-gardener of your soul, the director of your life. You will also

reveal, within yourself, the laws of thought, and understand, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind elements operate in the shaping of your character, circumstances, and destiny."

If you decided to, then you can become better in every area of your activity.

Simply by taking the following three steps:

  1. Decide to become better in every important area of your activity.
  2. Decide what specific changes would be consistent with your continuing prosperity.
  3. Make the necessary changes that are consistent with your continued prosperity.

Let us make the three steps.

Decide to become better in every important area of your activity

Each day you have the same three options:

  1. Continue on today in the same way that you always have.
  2. Allow yourself to regress and let things slip a little.
  3. Improve yourself and make progress towards a higher standard.
  • If you continue on today in the same way that you always have, then you cannot expect things to get much better.
  • If you allow yourself to regress and let things slip a little, then you can expect things to get steadily worse.
  • If you improve yourself and make continual progress towards a higher standard, then you can expect thing to get steadily better.

Obviously we recommend the third option.

Now we must take the second step.

Decide what specific changes would be consistent with your continuing prosperity.

Here is how we do this;
Take a sheet of paper mark out two lists; one to five, down the page.
Label list one

Five things that I do- that I know I really should NOT do:

Then write down five bad habits, that you could and should correct.

For example here are some things I put for myself in this category

  1. I drop things down without looking where I dropped them.
  2. I swear too often.
  3. I allow my car to get really grubby inside
  4. I eat too much cereal late at night

Then the second list:

Five things that I fail to do - that I know I really should make myself do:

Then write down another five bad habits that you should correct.

For example here are some things I put for myself in this category.

Things that I do- that I know I really should NOT do.

  1. I don't do any aerobic exercises
  2. I don't polish my shoes very often
  3. I don't pick up my clothes off the floor
  4. I don't check my car tyre pressures as often as I should
  5. I don't always stick to my diet

Now look at the two lists and pick out two things that you agree to commit yourself to correcting this week.
Pick the two things that will make the biggest impact on your material results.
I.e. Pick the two things that will rectify your most serious errors first.

For example: I have picked from my list:

  • I drop things down without looking where I dropped them.
  • I don't check my car tyre pressures as often as I should.

Your goal is to write down and commit to the countermeasure.
Your goal is to correct the error and replace it with new disciplines.

Examples

  • From now on I must not drop things down; I must put things in their proper place.
  • Once per week I must check my car tyre pressures.

The goal is to focus on these two errors and make them new disciplines.

Note the meaning of discipline:

Discipline is "Training to produce a specific character or pattern of behaviour, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement".
Discipline is an important part of this philosophy:

Here is a Quote from Jim Rohn

"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Only your philosophy determines whether you will go for the disciplines or continue with the errors".
Your goal in life is to continue to make the necessary changes that are consistent with your continued prosperity.

This is a process of evolutionary progression through the constant refinement of your philosophy and a steady improvement in your habitual patterns of thought, feeling and action.

Simple!

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