This list of 10 Secrets to Success was originally published in Investor’s Business Daily in the early 200’s. It has been hidden for years, only found a little while ago in the mess of my office.
IBD’s PLP’s 10 Secrets to Success
1 – How you think is everything:
Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of negative environments.
2 – Decide upon you true dreams and goals:
Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.
3 – TAKE ACTION – NOW!:
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:
Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity
9 – Deal and communicate with people effectively:
No person is an island. Lean to understand and motivate others
10 – Be honest and dependable; Take responsibility:
Otherwise, number 1 through 9 won’t matter at all
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