Success comes in cans, not cannots. An I can do it attitude will carry you through life’s trails, tribulations, and successes. Success comes to those who attempt and fail and try again.
Enthusiasm is a Greek word meaning “inspiration by God within.” Enthusiasm strengthens self-discipline giving you a competitive edge. Find your passion, and dream. Everything starts with an idea.
Be reliable. Be honest with yourself and others. If you say it, do it. This equates with integrity and trust. Choose direction wisely and well. Think through cause and effect. Walk your talk. Protect your integrity. It may be lost in a second and takes some a lifetime to rebuild.
Goals express dreams. They start with your heart. Have a purpose in your life as God has given you. Note quantifiable and measurable goals, and the efforts needed to achieve them. Refer to them as a roadmap for direction.
5Stay in Good Physical Shape
Health is wealth. Take care of your body. It is the temple of your spirit.
6Believe in Yourself
Life has many challenges with always more to come. Have self-confidence. “If I knew what you think, I would know what you are. Our thoughts make us what we are” – Dale Carnegie. By changing our thoughts, we can change our lives. Believing in your ability…yourself makes you optimistic, causing you to be a doer, to compete against yourself. You come to enjoy the heights and survive the depths. You grow because you have capacity to learn and use power to change yourself.
Continue to challenge your own business, environment, and yourself. Remember how to be curious, ask why, be a good listener, ask tough questions, and, above all, use common sense. Common sense is not so common. Who, what, when, where, why, how. Not everything can be changed but nothing can be changed until we face it. When your ship comes in, be prepared to unload it. Remember, yesterday’s victories do not insure tomorrow’s victories.
Courage is another word for inner strength. Never give up. Determination is hanging in there. Courage as defined by James J “Gentleman Jim” Corbett, heavyweight champion of the world - “Success is having the courage to get up one more time, fight one more round, when your feet are so tired when you have to shuffle back to the center of the ring. Fight one more round when your nose is bleeding, your eyes are black, so tired you wish your opponent would crack you one on the jaw and put you to sleep fight one more round - remembering that the man who fights one more round is never whipped.“
9Strong Spiritual Foundation
Maintain strong spiritual support. Stay close to the Lord in order to listen to your inner compass. One is at their creative best when in tune with the infinite. Be open minded to the higher powers of mind and spirit.
10Leadership is by Consent
To be a leader, you must be able to take those who cannot get there by themselves…follow a leader that will take you to that place you could not get to on your own. It’s easier to say what we believe, than practice what we believe. Leaders can be described as enthusiastic, knowledgeable, disciplined, competitive, determined, having persistence, and insight. Remember, “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Abraham Lincoln