Super Habit #27: Be the Best Version of Yourself

We can’t always be on our best behavior, but if we want to be successful, we darn well better try to be. In fact, Super Habit #27 is about focusing on being the best that we can be.

You might hear that some successful people can be difficult to work with, but the quality of their work and their professionalism is often top-notch. Sometimes you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. With that in mind, consider the following:

5 Ways to Be the Best Version of Yourself

  1. Professionalism: Don’t skimp here. Always do your best to represent yourself as professionally as possible. Remember, you are your brand. If you treat other businesses and people with professional courtesy, you’ll be remembered as a professional.
  2. Relationships: If you want to be successful, you need to start and grow relationships with others who are successful. This doesn’t mean you’re simply out to get something from them. Be willing to help others when they need help. Be a friend. Don’t expect something for nothing.
  3. Gratitude: Always be thankful. Whether it’s toward others, or about circumstances in your own life, gratitude shows that you are a kind and generous person. Who doesn’t appreciate kindness and generosity?
  4. Integrity: Great quality work gets noticed. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like crappy goods. If I buy a product, I want it to hold up. As a writer, I always try to continue to improve the quality of my writing. I do it because I care.
  5. Productivity: You need to get stuff done when you say you’re going to get stuff done. This doesn’t mean you have to be over productive, but you do need to follow through with whatever you have promised your customers.

I’m sure we could create a long list of qualities that would lend themselves to being the best version of yourself. In fact, Time Magazine has already created an extended version with 21 actions.

Act Like You Really Want the Job

Okay, maybe you should skip the nervousness of an interview, but have you ever really wanted a job? What do you do? You act the best version of yourself. You dress nice. You come prepared. The idea is simple: you want your potential employer to believe in you.

Super Habit #27 is a great habit for life. Whether it’s around colleagues, friends, or strangers, do you best to be the best version of yourself. You never know who might be watching.

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