The things every successful person do are so simple that your jaw will drop!
There is a lot we can learn from successful people if we take the time to observe them, and that was precisely what Bill Murohy Jr. did.
In his study, he found out that there are several things that are common to all successful people, and that those things are not something very hard that only gifted people can do. They are all simple things that you and me can do on a daily basis if we have the discipline to do so.
Commit yourself to this 17 thinks successful people do, and you are well on your way to accomplishing the success you want and deserve.
There are times to be serious–many times, in fact. But successful people understand there is humor to be found in nearly any situation.
They’re always challenging themselves and learning something new.
Nobody learns anything without listening.
Successful people pay attention, think, and follow-up with questions.
Empathy is a learned skill.
Wait, didn’t we already cover “asking” on this list? Good catch! Questioning refers to a different kind of inquisitiveness–revisiting assumptions and asking “why not?”
Before you can ask others to help you, you have to show that you’re willing to help others around you.
Two simple words: “Thank you.”
There is no failure without trying–but there is also no success without being willing to risk failure.
Successful people understand that you only grow when you’re willing to challenge yourself.
Successful people know that a life full of love is simply better. Here’s a hint, though: You don’t have to like everyone that you love.
Successful people understand that forgiving others is as much a gift to yourself as it is to them.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice–well, shame on the successful people who know better.
Life is usually easier when you’re brave enough to be candid. Successful people know that the lure of dishonesty doesn’t only arise when they’re tempted to pump themselves up or hide truths. It’s also a danger when they want to avoid conflict and “go along to get along” with others.
Every choice involves risk. Even the decision to do nothing different is fraught with opportunity cost.
Successful people are usually successful at more than one thing. You don’t accomplish multiple objectives without deciding which to do first.
At the end of the day, we’re judged by what we accomplish. Truly successful people know that you can’t build a reputation, as someone once said, on the things you’re planning to do in the future.
Article source: Inc. Magazine
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