Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter .  
November 2003 
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Welcome to the November 2003 edition of the Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter! For this month's newsletter, and for the next two issues of our newsletter, we are going to continue to focus more specifically on the individual aspects of the STAR Within You that we touched on in the last couple of months. This month we are looking at the letter "T" for Tenacious with Standards.

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In this issue
  • Give yourself a gift!
  • STARs are Tenacious with Standards
  • Inspirational Quote
  • Recommended Reading
  • Final Thoughts

  • STARs are Tenacious with Standards
    In September's newsletter, we talked about the attributes of a STAR. We define a STAR as someone who shines brilliantly in their field of endeavour. They are people who perform a skill or exhibit a characteristic that we can look at and appreciate that it is being done at a high level.

    We use the "T" in STAR to represent Tenacious with Standards which means that STARs:
    -have high expectations
    -have high personal standards
    -get what they need to deliver
    -practice, work and play at meeting these standards
    -set an example for others

    STARs expect things that most people don't. They expect great effort from themselves and from their people. They expect bigger results - and consequently they get them!

    One personal example of this element of being a STAR that I have witnessed is the example that John Furlong set for his team when they were vying for the Olympic games for Vancouver. Something he said to his team was, "There is no medal for second place in this Olympic bid."

    A second example of being tenacious with standards was exhibited by former US President John Kennedy during the space race of the 1960s. He said very clearly, "We WILL be on the moon by the end of the decade." And they were. He also said to his congress that if they were not going to commit everything to the space effort, then he felt they should not commit anything.

    Every time one person drops the ball with ethics or morality or truth we all suffer. But when one person raises this same bar, we all win. One of the underlying messages about being tenacious with standards is that STARs do the right thing, even when it's difficult or troublesome.

    In order for STARs to be tenacious with standards they have to know what they need in order to deliver and they have to know how to get it. Some STARs are considered prima-donnas because they won't perform or present unless everything is perfect. What they are really doing is getting their needs met and asking for high standards to be met as well. In order for super-STARs to shine and entertain us, they ask to have their high standards met.

    In what areas of your life do you have high expectations?

    When do you deserve the best?

    When have you tolerated mediocrity in yourself and others?

    When was there a time where your expectations could be raised significantly?

    What do you need to perform at a higher level?

    What support can you get to be more brilliant at what you do?

    Inspirational Quote
    To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

    Steve Prefontain, American Distance Runner

    Recommended Reading
    "It's Not About the Bike" by Lance Armstrong

    Talk about tenacious with standards! Armstrong's first book focuses on his diagnosis and recovery from cancer as well as his triumph as a cyclist. This is a man who expects nothing but the best from himself and quite possibly, this attitude saved his life. A great read.

    For other book reviews please visit the Clarity Success Coaching web site and our 'library'.

    Clarity Success Coaching Library

    Final Thoughts
    We hope that you have enjoyed this edition of the Clarity Success Coaching Newsletter! Please feel free to pass it along to anyone you feel would benefit from it.

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