Great Tips for Success
1. What are the ten most important things one must do to achieve success and happiness?
2. What important lessons you have learned from your long experience?
The answers to these questions would vary from person to person depending upon such factors as age, sex, education, environments, and marital status as well as the field of expertise or skills. By sharing our experiences or views we can learn many things and avoid pitfalls and wasted efforts.
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views or answers for any one or both the questions given above.
THE SEVEN C's OF SUCCESS by Brian Tracy
"After having studied top achievers and peak performers over the past 25 years, I've concluded that these unique men and women, have in most cases, mastered what I call the Seven C's of Success.
1. Clarity - Eighty percent of success comes from being clear on who you are, what you believe in and what you want.
2. Competence - You can't climb to the next rung on the ladder until you are excellent at what you do now.
3. Constraints - Eighty percent of all obstacles to success come from within. Find out what is constraining you or your company and deal with it.
4. Concentration - The ability to focus on one thing single-mindedly and see it through until it's done takes character and determination.
5. Creativity - Flood your life with ideas from many sources. Creativity needs to be exercised like a muscle, if you don't use it you'll lose it.
practiced creativity can make one ad do the work of ten."
6. Courage - Most in demand and least in supply, courage is the willingness to do the things you know are right.
7. Continuous learning - Read, at
the very least, one book a week on business to keep you miles ahead of
the competition. And just as you eat and bathe, organize your time so you
spend 30 minutes a day exploring e-mail, sending messages, going through
websites, because like exercise, it's the only way you can keep on top
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8. "Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to read, but more importantly, what's your plan to read?" -- Jim Rohn
9. Remember what Dwight D. Eisenhower
had said: "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans
are useless, but planning is indispensable. And also what Nido Quben
10. "I also give great importance to accepting
the responsibility and challenge and what Julie Plenty say: "Stop
judging yourself and other people in your life for what has happened to
you in the past. Playing the Blame Game serves no one, least of all
yourself. People did what they thought was best at the time, the
same way you did. Learn
"Learn how to reconcile, resolve and accept
what has happened in the past and know that it has made you a much stronger
person. Acknowledge your fears and find out what's really behind
them. Many of your fears are likely to be groundless, but it is the
thinking, attitudes and beliefs that cause much of the inappropriate fear.
Fear is often a
11. "The best way to start building your self esteem and confidence is to commit to making changes. Even if you use just one of the examples listed above, it will begin to make a difference to your level of self esteem. Know that you are valued, regardless of what has happened before." _Julie Plenty, Personal and Business Coach http://www.kick-start-your-self-esteem.com
12. BE FLEXIBLE BUT ACCOUNTABLE
"The best-laid plans of mice and men and all that mean that you need to be flexible in response to an unanticipated change in your schedule. If something comes up that needs your attention when you had intended to be working, by all means attend to it. Just make up the time later on. It's swings and roundabouts. It all comes out in the wash"._Elena Fawkner
13. CARROTS WORK BETTER THAN STICKS
14." Give yourself an incentive to get whatever it is done. Then you can truly enjoy the best of both worlds. You can relax and enjoy whatever your reward is, free of the guilt that comes with knowing very well you should be doing something else, and with the certain knowledge that you've taken care of business first"._ Elena Fawkner
15.Many people suffer from the obsession
Please see Part 2 for many other great tips, culled from various sources after research and study.
"I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active—not more happy—nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago."
1. Goal setting always works. Your goals and objectives must be challenging requiring extra ordinary effort on your part. They may appear to be out of reach but should not out of sight.
2. Your goals must be supported and followed by plans of action. You must plan your actions and act on your plans.
3. Write down your goals for business, hobbies, family, social activities and your entire life. Break them into target for the day, week, month and the year and evaluate your progress every day. Keep on modifying your goals and target and adding new ones or deleting old ones.
4. Resolve and affirm and keep on reaffirming that after 6 to 8 hours sound sleep, you will utilize every moment available to you productively.
5. Keep on practicing positive thinking and approaches and framing such subtle and gentle questions the response for which would be, "yes"". Ponder over it and keep practicing how you can get other person to answer yes.
6. Be a good listener. Let the other person do most of the talking.
7. Throw challenges indirectly and appeal to noble motives.
8. Punctuality helps you in winning but you lose a lot being late.
9. Avoiding snap decisions will save you from losses and embarrassment. But indecision or not making a decision in time would cause more damage.
10. You must get all the relevant facts to arrive at a decision but remember that in most cases an imperfect decision may be better than 'No decision'.
11. "Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious". _B. C. FORBES.
12. Executive ability has been defined to be "making quick decisions and getting somebody else to do the jobs." And art of delegation is said to be art of management.
13. Never tell a person that his opinion is wrong. Show respect for the opinions and convictions of others.
14. Don't entangle yourself in an argument. You may sometime win an argument but lose a friend or customer. By avoiding argument you have little to lose.
15. If your mistake or error of judgment comes to light admit it quickly and graciously.
16. Greet people with a broad smile and
warm handshake. But be careful, many ladies do not like to shake hands
with men. However, practically every woman feels pleased with a compliment.
17 Be generous with praise and avoid criticism. But point out mistakes or errors subtly and gently (in privacy as far as possible) if that is going to create embarrassing situation later.
18 Find some reason to praise something. It may be a dress or some new possession.
19. Be sincere and honest, as that will be reflected by your facial expressions while you talk.
20. Watch carefully body language or gesticulation of successful people, leaders, etc. Do not imitate them but try to develop your own style. Body language helps others in understanding what you try to convey.
21 In written communication a neat style, simple and straightforward approach and simple language free from grammatical mistakes will pave the way for convincing others.
22. Be sympathetic with other person's ideas and desires. That will help in developing feelings of mutual trust and understanding.
23. Keep on learning new things and watch the developments in your field of expertise or business. Even great scholars and scientists do that.
24. One of the best ways to get happiness is to make the people around you happy.
25. Count the blessings of God that you have and think of misfortunes and miseries of the people around you and thank the Almighty that you are better than many.
26. Always remember that feelings of disappointment, remorse and discontentment are temporary and time is a great healer but you must pray and meditate. That will help in working out a plan to get happiness.
27. Learn to control anger and anxiety. Take a shower or wash your face with a wet towel when these emotions overtake you.
28. Take part in social and cultural activities and make acquaintances with strangers preferably asking your friends to introduce you to the people you want to meet. Don't be shy in approaching the strangers if you have to. After all you are as important a guest or visitor as the others. Exchange visiting cards after exchanging pleasantries but before parting or shaking hands to say bye.
29. Ring up the new acquaintance after a day or two just to renew contact and invite for tea or something, or just send a small note.
30. Make conscious effort to get rid of bad habits like smoking, drinking, gambling etc. Pray to God to give you power of faith. With that power you can move mountains.
31. Do what you love, love what you do
and deliver more
32. Always bear in mind that the world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
33. Resist the urge to make excuses that
keep you from your dreams. Don't make excuses. Make things happen.
34. Control impulses for greed with contentment but don't let that kill your ambitions.
35. All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind. All intellectual and artistic ambitions are permissible, up to and even beyond the limit of prudent sanity. They can hurt no one._Joseph Conrad (1857–1924),
36. "The twin killers of success are impatience and greed."_Jim Rohn
37. "Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience." _Ralph Waldo Emerson
38. Always remember. " Every form of addiction
is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism."_Carl
Jung (1875–1961), Swiss psychiatrist.
Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice and poverty._ Francois Voltaire