"The difference between who you are
and who you want to be
is what you do."
Successful People: Want Others to Succeed
Unsuccessful People: Want Others to Fail
Successful People: Give Compliments
Unsuccessful People: Criticize Without Valid Reason
Successful People: Forgive Others
Unsuccessful People: Hold a Grudge
Successful People: Take Responsibility For Their Failures
Unsuccessful People: Blame Others For Their Failures
Successful People: Talk About Ideas
Unsuccessful People: Talk About People
Successful People: Embrace Change
Unsuccessful People: Are Afraid of Change
Successful People: Continuously Learn New Things
Unsuccessful People: Think They Know It All
Now, if you caught yourself on the wrong side of the equation in any of these, don't beat yourself up! We all have room to grow. The beauty of it is, each and every one of these conditions are 100% within YOUR control. Success is not a talent some people are born with. It is not some gift reserved for the special few. It is not the product of wishful thinking. Success is based on action. . . within your control.
So if you're floundering in any area, make a note of it. Be conscious of it. And work intentionally to grow in the areas you need to. It is what you do that will bridge the gap between where you are, and where you want to be.
So go out there and be a successful person, in every moment that presents itself to you. There's seven of them up there. Pick one and practice it each day. Focus on it. Exercise it consciously, like a muscle. And each day, you'll watch yourself become stronger, until eventually, success will be second nature to you.
To your success,