600 Personal Development Exercises
do one a day - every day!
no matter what.
Find the good in every situation.
Search for alternatives,
even if you cannot see any.
Do not boast.
Do not take the credit.
After all, your success
is because of others.
Recognise that you are not perfect,
and that this in itself is perfect.
Accept that others are not perfect,
and that is the way
it is meant to be.
You do not have to know everything.
Just work with those you can help
and with others who can help you.
Love plays to people strengths.
Discover and celebrate the talents of others.
Your workplace is the whole world.
Your task is to reach out to all
for you are responsible for everyone.
This is not an impossible task.
It is your gift of compassion to those in need.
for all that you can be.
Remember that you can
achieve absolutely anything,
with the right support.
Make them laugh.
Do the unexpected.
Make every day different
and every meeting memorable.
Make every customer
feel amazing with your smile.
Respond to unhelpful people with kindness.
Answer aggression with politeness.
Stick to your own framework of love
no matter what difficulties arise.
For all things will pass.
no matter how old you are.
Be wise and listen
no matter how young you are.
What do you do today is your legacy.
Use every moment.
Wonder at the sunrise, the water
and the smile of the child.
Embrace those you love
Hug them and tell them
that they are truly amazing.
Tell them you love them.
will teach you everything
you need to know.
will teach you even more.
Remember that you are working
in every minute.
And being rewarded
with the gift of life.
Never work for just money
for time is so precious.
Every person is a star.
Every conversation an inspiration.
Capture value from everything
for it has all been given to you as a gift.
Your work is you.
It isn’t an office building or a factory.
Take your work into every situation,
as a force for good,
as a champion of kindness.
You are a fountain of love.
You can choose
to be majestic
or to keep your tap turned off.
You are the fountain of all love.
All love can flow through you.
All the love that has ever been
and ever will be,
is connected to you,
and through you.
Your health will not always be good
so never take it for granted.
Waking up in the morning
is the most amazing gift ever,
for one day it will cease.
Be adventurous. Be creative.
Shake the tree and rattle the cage.
How else will you know if
apples will fall or that lion will roar?
Then gather the apples
and open the cage.
Don’t accept half measures.
Don’t settle for anything less than brilliant.
Bring out the best in everyone.
For if it is worth doing,
it’s worth doing right
Don’t be self-sufficient!
Build amazing relationships everyday
with your partner, your family,
and your many workplaces.
Decide where you’re going.
Imagine all that you should be.
Focus on this each day.
Don’t get distracted.
Stay your course and claim that prize.
Just because it hasn’t been done before
doesn’t mean you can’t do it.
Just because everyone else has failed
doesn’t mean you will.
Just because others say something
doesn’t mean it’s true.
Listen to yourself.
Go for a walk
on your own
Sit in silence and
try not to think
Stop beating yourself up.
You are perfect as you are.
You have nothing to prove to anyone.
Be thankful every single night.
Recognise all that has happened
and the fact that you were part of all
that has happened today.
You played your part in
the theatre of the world
Sometimes it’s good to
Other times it’s good to sit and
Go with the flow.
You are not on your own.
You are not alone,
even in your darkest moments.
All times will pass.
And love will continue to grow
Be successfully before 10 o’clock each day.
Always say yes.
Ask for help for it’s a sign of strength.
and enable others to play their part.
Be enthusiastic in your work,
You are amazing!
Use your voice and
say what is important to you.
Decide on your purpose
and play every day
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. What is your vocation?
Day 200 of Des McCabe's Personal Development Exercises
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