6 Up’s that will transform your personal and professional life

Transformation doesn’t happen overnight. Butterflies, Rome, and Google weren’t made overnight. Any thing worthwhile takes time to develop.

Here are six “Up’s” that can transform both your personal and professional life. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a cubicle-keeper, working mom or college student, nine-to-fiver or night shift worker, the power of these six principles are indisputable. Put them into practice and they will greatly benefit every part of your life.

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Get up

What if you didn’t need an alarm clock to wake up in the morning? What if your passion and drive to do something significant popped your eyes open each day?

Your life will be dynamically improved if you’re pursuing a future that doesn’t require an alarm clock. If you’re not excited to get out of bed in the morning, start searching for a purpose on why your feet should hit the floor each day. Read, pray, research, ask questions, create a Life Plan, do whatever it takes to find your purpose and then get after it!

Dress up

This is more than just basic hygiene. You don’t have to wear a suit and tie every day, but how you dress communicates how you want to be treated. I don’t ever dress casually during the business day, even when working from home. Dress up for new opportunities and to be taken seriously.

Show up

Show up when you say you’re going to. Show you care by being there when you need to be. Show up and make a difference by actually being present while you’re there. Simply showing up on time and where you need to be puts you ahead of probably 70% of your competition.

Speak up

Speak up for what’s right in this world. Speak up against the evils you see in everyday life. Speak up with what needs to be said, even if it’s not a popular opinion. Be tactful, be humble, but always be truthful when you speak up.

Stand up

Do you have a boss who berates you? Why would you stay in that situation? You wouldn’t stay in any other relationship that belittles you, right? Then, why let your boss be the only one because you happen to have a paycheck attached to their influence?

Stand up for yourself and put up really healthy boundaries with people who are invading your emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

Never give up

Hey, remember that one person who quit the first time things got tough? Neither does anybody else. There’s nothing inherently wrong with quitting, as long as it’s done in the right way for the right reasons. Many times quitting is a cop-out for those who don’t want to fulfill their commitments.

There will be times when you need to quit, but that’s usually not the case. When times get tough and life isn’t exactly rainbows and sunshine, never give up. Hang in there longer than you think you can. Pray for strength to persevere when it’d be easier to quit. It might be your marriage or your kids or your job or your church or your commitment to a friend or community: don’t give up.

Did I miss any “up’s”? What are some other ones you’d add to this list?

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