Ten Secrets of Success

A client recently reminded me of a list I distributed a few years ago. I do not recall where I found this list or when I sent it.  However, she liked it so much that she has it posted at her desk. And I am taking this opportunity to share it again on the first day of the New Year!.

Ten Secrets of Success
(Traits that leaders and successful people in all walks of life possess.)
  1. How you think is everything. Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.
  2. Decide upon your true dreams and goals. Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.
  3. Take action. Goals are nothing without action. Don’t be afraid to get started. Just do it.
  4. Never stop learning. Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.
  5. Be persistent and work hard. Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.
  6. Learn to analyze details. Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.
  7. Focus your time and money. Don’t let other people or things distract you.
  8. Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different. Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.
  9. Deal and communicate with people effectively. No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others.
  10. Be honest and dependable; take responsibility. Otherwise, numbers 1–9 won’t matter.

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