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Wednesday
Jun292016

7 principles of success

There are few things that make a successful person. It doesn't matter what job they do, these fundamental principles make the difference between the average person and the truly successful person, and the also rans from the average. Now you will probably have your own top 7 things that you think makes a successful person successful, but these are mine, and I'm sure you'll agree, if you follow these 7 fundamentals then you too stand a much better chance of being successful. 

  1. Successful people turn up - when they are supposed to. They're not late, they don't make excuses. They do the job - not what is expected of them, but what they know is better than expected of them - every time.
  2. Successful people work when they are supposed to work and play when they are supposed to not be working. They don't mix the two. Where most people fall down is by mixing the two and spend more time socialising at work than they do working. Then when they get home, they're wracked with guilt and start working when they should be at home with their families. Learn to work at work and you will succeed where most other people fail.
  3. Successful people accept that sometimes things are going to fall over and fall off, but they accept that's what happens and they deal with it when it does. And they take responsibility for what has happened and they don't blame other people for their own errors in judgement.
  4. Successful people don't see problems as stopping points. They take the time to re-assess the strategies that worked, and the ones that didn't. Then they make sure their new actions follow the former rather than the latter.
  5. Successful people look to the future, because that's where they will be living the rest of their lives.
  6. Successful people are mindful of the past, after all we need to remember the lessons. But there is a more important reason - they know that all the decisions they made yesterday and the many yesterdays that preceded it, are impacting on what they can do today and what they will achieve.
  7. Successful people have a good support network. They know they cannot do it alone and don't even attempt to. They have mentors and coaches and meetings with like minded people. They have families and friends who support them and they have people who work with them and for them to allow them to achieve their dreams and goals. How good is your network?

Use these or better still create your own 7 reasons for success, write them down, stick them onto a wall so you can see them and live your life according to those principles and you will see your success rate climb.