Chris Croft's Personal Blog

May 12, 2013

Top 15 Tips for Success

Filed under: Careers, Happiness, Lists — Tags: , , — chriscroft @ 12:51 pm

1) Be yourself. This may require courage & honesty. Believe in yourself. You can do anything you put your mind to. Strengthen this belief by saying to yourself “I can do it”. Instead of thinking “Why me?” – try the more empowering version “Why not me?”
2) You reap what you sow – make an effort to give everyone really excellent service in everything you do. Take every opportunity to go the extra mile.
3) Help others – as well as meaning that they will help you, it’ll make you happy.
4) Make it your ambition to be liked by everyone. A good way to do this is to be interested in them: ask questions, and be a great listener. Don’t talk about yourself more than 10% of the time.
5) Keep in touch with everyone you meet whom you like. Now may not be the time, but the time will come.
6) All success needs an efficient foundation. Get your time management sorted out – don’t waste time on things that bring you neither achievement nor enjoyment. Have lists of what you want to do, and do them.
7) Be reliable – always keep all your promises. Be easy to get hold of and easy to deal with. Be on time and have all work done on time.
8) Know where you’re going. Have goals for work & home which are clear, and excitingly big. Enjoy paying the price to achieve these goals. The journey is as important as the arrival. If you don’t enjoy paying the price, are you sure that the goals are the right ones for you?
9) Live in the future and in the present, not in the past.
10) Volunteer for challenges. Take every opportunity to try new things and come out of your comfort zone. Who knows where it will lead? At the very least you’ll learn something!
11) Set up a “mastermind group”. This is a group of positive people who help each other to think big.
12) Choose the people you associate with for their value. If you don’t get either enjoyment or learning or achievement from the relationship, end it.
13) Look after your health, especially exercise & sleep. A day (or a life!) is wasted if you are going through the motions because you are unfit or tired.
14) Read lots of books. All the knowledge in the world is in books. Self-development is vital since in the end all your success is going to be produced by you.
15) Be the best “You” that you possibly can – that’s what we are all best at, but practice still makes perfect!

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