Planning on writing down your New Years resolutions? Get some valuable information on secrets to success that winners use. Learn some secrets here.
Things you’ll need:
- Investor’s Business Daily 10 Secrets to Success from this article or online
- Paper and pen
- Your computer and printer
- Plastic laminate sheeting to cover paper list, various sizes
Look up Investor’s Business Daily on line or in Library. Find their listing of the 10 Secrets to Success gleaned from years of interviewing CEOs and winners and successful personalities. Print out a copy for your use or copy the lists provided in this article. Retype the list on your computer and file it where you can find it easily. Before that, read the list as identified below. Author’s comments follow IBD listing which are in quotes.
Success Tip 1: “How you think is everything: Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Be aware of a negative environment.” Eliminate negative things and people from your life if possible.
Success Tip 2: “Decide upon your true dreams and goals: Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.” Goals should be attainable and reasonable.
Success Tip 3: “Take action: Goals are nothing without action. Don’t be afraid to get started. Just do it.” Procrastination is a killer of dreams. Be a Dream-catcher.
Success Tip 4: “Never stop learning: Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.” Everyone has 24 hours in a day!
Success Tip 5: “Be persistent and work hard: Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.” Don’t let anything get in your way. Sidestep and keep on truckin’!
Success Tip 6: “Learn to analyze details: Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.” When you make a mistake, tell yourself… that’s good! Now I learned something not to do the next time this situation occurs.
Success Tip 7: “Focus your time and money: Don’t let other people or things distract you.” Form your frame of mind and create your environment so you can stay on task.
Success Tip 8: “Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.” Imagination and creativity are in all of us and can be learned and expanded. Take a freehand drawing class at your community college to learn how to sketch yours and others ideas “one-on-one”.
Success Tip 9: “Deal and communicate with people effectively: No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others.” You can learn something from everyone you come in contact with if you listen and observe carefully. Keep an open mind. Smile while you talk when appropriate, be serious when necessary. Never talk down to people, state things in a positive way.
Success Tip 10: “Be honest and dependable; take responsibility: Otherwise, Numbers 1-9 won’t matter.” Build trust and develop lifelong friendships in business and your personal life. Enough said!
Tips and Warnings:
- Make a small wallet sized copy of the IBD 10 Secrets for review every day, several times per day.
- Share the list with others and note the reaction
- Make a laminate plastic sheet of the list and put it up where you can see it.
- Use the list to help formulate your New Years Resolutions each year.
- Follow through or this is all a paper exercise!
See also Secrets to Success