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The following is another bit of advice I found. I did not write it, but it still holds true. I wish I could credit the author, but he/she was not cited.

If you want to reduce your stress, then be early. If you want to impress your boss, coach, or teacher, then be early. Being late shows a lack of respect for whomever you’re dealing with. I am not talking about going to a party and being the first one there. We’ll have to deal with social etiquette another time. I am talking about virtually everything else. Staying ahead of the game, ahead of the deadline, ahead of when you have to be somewhere, and ahead of when the project is due will forever endear you to those who are expecting anything on-time. Being early shows others you are motivated, organized, and disciplined. Be known as the one they can always count on to be early, prepared, and excited to be there and you will have everyone wanting you on their team. True leaders don’t keep people waiting.

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Why just do what you need to do to get by in life?  Doing the bare minimum never made anyone a shooting star in life.  Why not exceed expectations?

Those who consistently exceed others expectations get noticed.  Why do you want to get noticed?  To succeed!  You are reading this blog because you want to be successful, or at least know how to be successful.  Those who go the extra mile to impress others with their hard work and dedication, are the ones who are thought of when perks and promotions are offered.  Being an overachiever is a must!

You must, in some way, differentiate yourself from the crowd.  The average person is just that, average.  They fall somewhere between the overachiever and the underachiever.  Those who get noticed are found at both ends of the spectrum here.  You definitely don’t want to get noticed for being an underachiever!

One does not need to be a card-carrying Mensa member to be successful.  There are many ways to get people’s attention, and hard work, professionalism and dedication are just a few.

Exceed expectations and great things will happen!

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