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The Top 10 Facets of Success
« on: Nov 09, 2009, 10:25 AM »
Diamond in the Rough is one of six CD programs released by the Nightingale-Conant Corporation. It’s also been made into 400 radio and television programs. Diamonds are formed under great pressure, and going through various setbacks and rejection can polish your skills and give you insights on how to deal with new scenarios in tough times.“Top 10 Facets of Success” — traits high achievers have in common — and thought these attributes can help us focus when we get off track.

Successful People:

1. Have a positive attitude.  The old cliché happens to be true. It’s not what happens to you that counts as much as how you react to what happens. Successful people are realistic optimists.

2. Create their own opportunities.
It’s the fall that fascinates me because of the advantages gained when one gets back up. We gain valuable information and intelligence from every fall, every obstacle, and every painful situation. It’s understanding adversity to the point that we are actually building ourselves through it, not cutting ourselves down.

3. Turn fear into fuel for success.
Fear can be a motivator, pushing us forward. It’s what we learn when we try something that we’ve never done before that gives us additional skills to deal with what’s in front of us. I remember someone telling me that fear is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. Our minds create a more frightening picture than the reality of the situation.

4. Feel passion for what they do.
It’s possible to become wealthy doing something you hate. But does that equal success? No one interviewed for Diamond in the Rough thinks so. When asked, “What is the secret to your success?,” every person answered that he or she had found something he or she loved to do.

5. Take action.
 If high achievers desire a particular outcome, they will put everything they have into its realization. They don’t expect to be handed anything on a silver platter; they don’t even begin a project unless they know they’re willing to put in the effort it will take to make it successful, and they work hard because they know nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without effort.

6. Mine their brain power.
You can make no greater investment than an investment into your own mind.
 Leaders are readers.  We become what we think about all day long...so examine what you're reading and also who you're spending your time with.  That will have a huge impact on your overall performance.

7. Learn how to learn
The thirst for knowledge should never be quenched. High achievers always want to learn how to learn more effectively and keep on improving. It’s what we learn after we know it all that really counts.

8. Set compelling goals. 
They focus on what they want to achieve and establish priorities.  Goals provide them with a purpose.

9. Surround themselves with wise advisers. 
They seek out mentors whose wisdom and experience can help them achieve their goals and desires.

10. Know the value of serving others. 
They are grateful for what they have been able to achieve and are happy to help others do the same. They know that by elevating someone else’s success, they elevate their own.

"If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude.  Don't complain."
-Maya Angelou, poet and author


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The Top 10 Facets of Success
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