Heaven High and Happy Monday, everyone!
How was your weekend?
Today I want to talk about success and what NOT to do. I’ve compiled a list of five traits that you should avoid in your rise to success.
#1) “Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!”
You can’t start panicking in high stress and high pressure situations. Stress and difficult situations comes with the territory. As you gain more responsibility at work, you will be involved in making more decisions and you’ll be forced to react to stressful situations.
The key to “NOT PANICKING” in stressful situations is to take a deep breath and think of the factor that could lead to the best possible outcome – yes, this is easier said than done. However, once you start thinking this way with small decisions, you’ll start to think this way when it comes to major emergencies too.
#2) “Meh, What Do You Want For Dinner?”
Like I said in the previous section, you’re going to be forced to make decisions because of the responsibility of your job – hard decisions at that! There’s no room for indifference and indecision when you begin your climb to success!
If you’re in a partnership, remember that you’ll have to think about that person as well. Instead of not being a part of the decision making process at all, take a stab at narrowing down the choices first and then letting your partner take the reins from there. Also, start with making small decision first, then graduate to big decisions.
The best thing to remember is to stick to your decision and be confident in your choice.
#3) “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!”
There is no room for selfishness in success. Remember that your decisions impact a lot of people – not just yourself. Thinking of others is an important in building a strong and happy team. It’s all about your team and your team should focus on the customers and/or clients.
#4) “You Hurt My Feelings”
It might be hard to hear and you might not understand it at first but heed these words: successful people have thick hides. They’re not overly sensitive to the criticisms of others. Business leaders and leaders in general need to have a good sense of humor. When you become successful or when you start choosing a path that differs from the norm, people begin to judge you and your decisions. You have to learn how to take their words with a grain of salt.
#5) “We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.”
Being lazy is the worst trait for people who want to be a great leader but it is a pretty well-known fact that most people are slackers. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way! A good productive perspective and a sense of drive can be learned.
The first thing that you need is the right frame of mind and the right motivators. Being organized and keeping a priority list are the next steps to getting up, taking a proactive perspective in your life, and being successful.
I can’t tell you what will motivate you – that will be different for everyone: family, friends, money, happiness, a new car, a bigger house, no more debt, giving back to the community, etc. Find out what drives you to do well.
“I am lazy, but for some reason, I am so paranoid that I end up working hard.” – Seth Rogen
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