Saturday, 14 May 2011

The Choice is Yours!

Over the last fifteen years I have spent time with so many exceptional people...

It's actually encouraging that the potential to be exceptional exists within everyone of us and personally over thirty five years experience has taught me that there are no exceptions.
Being exceptional is not defined by what you have or what you do, rather it depends critically on your attitude and the decisions you make. I know from personal experience that extraordinary achievers are ordinary people, like you and me, who make extraordinary decisions about the events in their lives. Our decisions drive our destiny and shape our future.

It's easy to explain away other peoples success–- they had a lucky break, they had a better education, they had wealthier parents, they went to a better school, they went to a better university, they lived on a better estate etc etc. Yet the truth of the matter is that attitude, persistence, determination and hard work makes the difference between extraordinary achievements and mediocre results. You can achieve anything you believe you can achieve with persistence, determination and hard work. All the exceptional people I know have made clear decisions about themselves, their future and their goals.

While you can’t change your past and the challenges we are all facing may “seem” insurmountable, almost every aspect about your future is yet to be decided. You can choose to write your own future and become exceptional. As we face an uncertain and changing learning landscape the choice is yours.

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