IBD's 10 secrets of success

A friend of mine posted this on Twitter and I thought it was excellent.  I hope you get something from it too.

Investor's Business Daily has spent years analyzing leaders and successful people in all walks of life.  Most have 10 traits that, when combined, can turn dreams into reality.

  1. How you think is everything:  Always be positive.  Think success, not failure.  Beware of a negative environment
  2. Decide upon your dreams and goals:  Write down your specific goals and develope a plan to reach them.
  3. Take Action:  Goals are worth nothing without action.  Don't be afraid to get started.  Just do it.
  4. Never stop learning:  Go back to school or read books.  Get training and acquire skills
  5. be persistent and work hard:  Success is a marathon, not a sprint.  Never give up.
  6. Learn to analyze details:  get all the facts, all the input.  Learn from your mistakes and the mistakes of others
  7. focus your time and money:  Don't let other people or things distract you
  8. Don't be afraid to innovate; be different:  following the herd id a sure way to mediocrity
  9. Deal and communicate with people effectively: No person is an island.  Learn to understand and motivate others
  10. Be honest and dependable; take responsibility:  otherwise 1-9 won't matter!!!

I think these are worth adding to your daily routine regardless what your profession is.

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