12 Signs You Are on the Right Track to Becoming Successful

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1. YOU TAKE NOTES:

They all carried around little notebooks and wrote down everything they thought.

The best way for dots to connect is to have a lot of dots to play with.

2. YOU LISTEN MORE THAN YOU SPEAK:

Both relationships and breakthroughs are build by people who understand people’s needs, and this is best accomplished by prioritizing your two ears over your one mouth.

3. YOU SIT DOWN TO LEARN HOW TO AVOID PROBLEMS INSTEAD OF RUNNING AROUND TRYING TO SOLVE THEM:

Problems are a lot less scary if they are identified before they happen and this is best accomplished by proactively learning.

4. YOU ARE ALWAYS INTRODUCING PEOPLE:

The answer to most people’s challenges is simply a handshake away.

5. YOU ARE HAVING HARD CONVERSATIONS AND SEEKING OUT NEGATIVE FEEDBACK:

We all need cheerleaders to lift us up, but we also need people who will keep us on the ground in order to keep our ego in check.

6. YOU ARE LEARNING FROM YOUR MISTAKES AND THEN BURYING THE WORRY:

The difference is that when things do go south, they bury the worry and move forward recognising that how they decide to respond to failure is their choice and theirs alone.

7. YOU HAVE A MENTOR BUT ARE ALSO A MENTOR:

Successful people recognise the importance of surrounding themselves with mentors, but also embrace and get real pleasure from being one.

Quick side: The best way to get a mentor is to first be one. Do not make this harder than it has to be. Help others. Full stop.

8. YOU ARE SAYING “NO” MORE THAN YOU ARE SAYING “YES”:

Successful people may create their success by saying “yes” to learning new skills, meeting new people and having as many experiences as they can, but once they discover their purpose, they fight like hell to protect it by saying “no” to anything that detracts them from fulfilling it.

9. YOU ARE SEEKING OUT VARYING POINTS OF VIEW:

This allows us to learn about varying perspectives while also helping us to better identify something that we may have missed. The goal of successful people is to get things right — and they accomplish this by not caring where the correct answers came from.

10. YOU TRUST YOUR INTUITION:

Successful people will be the first to stress the importance of seeking counsel from both sides of the aisle, but deep down, for successful people “intuition” is everything and always gets the last word.

11. YOU ARE THOUGHTFUL:

In short, there is real power in doing something for someone that they recognise took time on your part. After all, nothing compounds faster than kindness.

12. AFTER A VICTORY YOU CELEBRATE BUT THEN YOU GET BACK TO WORK:

This does not mean that successful people do not like to celebrate. They like to let loose like the best of them. The difference is that in the morning, successful people sit down to repeat the process, not the outcome.

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