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I am a big fan of reading books and articles on leadership and the psychology behind what drives people to succeed. I’d like to share an article I read via Yahoo.com’s Small Business Advisor website, offering some valuable gems of advice: 9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People.  Here’s the list; the article offers full descriptions of each point:

1. Time doesn’t fill me. I fill time.

2. The people around me are the people I chose. Successful people are naturally drawn to successful people.

3. I have never paid my dues. Dues aren’t paid, past tense. Dues get paid, each and every day.

4. Experience is irrelevant. Accomplishments are everything.

5. Failure is something I accomplish; it doesn’t just happen to me.

6. Volunteers always win.

7. As long as I’m paid well, it’s all good.

8. People who pay me always have the right to tell me what to do.

9. The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland… full of opportunity.

After reading this list, it occurred to me that there is an underlying personality trait held by those who can embrace such ideals… having a great attitude.  It’s about keeping a positive outlook on things, even when in tough situations.  Enthusiasm is infectious, and a smile and a pleasant attitude can work wonders.  Successful people perpetually keep in mind that life is good.  Whether with your clients, co-workers, or even your own family or circle of friends, demonstrating a positive, cooperative attitude will help you reach your own personal pinnacle of success.

Have a great week.


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