We can all use an extra bit of motivation now and then to remind us how to achieve greatness. Enjoy seven tips from people listed among the top 50 Successful Americans according to Success magazine.
Warren Buffett: “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”
The cliche “bad company corrupts good character,” is corporate common stance. Surrounding yourself with top influencers of your company will allow their genius to motivate and inspire excellence in new ideas. Continue to read all you can and listen to experts and elders to hear about industry insiders and life advice.
Benjamin Franklin: “Money has never made man happy, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more one wants.”
Ben is really onto something here. Rather than craving more money or more possessions, possessing a thankful and content nature will make you more optimistic and often happier.
Oprah Winfrey: “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
Having strong business ethics and a personal code of values is good for several reasons. Being trustworthy, reliable and loyal are respectable qualities. Additionally, our credibility is the very foundation our relationship with employers, coworkers and customers is founded upon.
Bill Gates: “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
Learning from our failures is key to becoming successful and pinpointing areas in our lives that need improvement. If we look at failures in a positive light of opportunity, we will be right on target.
Walt Disney: “A man should never neglect his family for business.”
It’s vital to keep the important things important. Keep a constant rundown of your list of priorities. The people who love and care for you, as well as the ones you love and care for, are the very reason why you’re in the business to make money. Don’t forget to put time aside to invest in your loved ones, too!
Henry Ford: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”
Our outlooks have a lot to do with our results. You are already setting yourself up for failure if you think you will fail. Having confidence in yourself is vital, because if you don’t believe you can do it, who will?
Thomas Edison: “Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”
Certainly you have heard the good ol’ saying “hard work ain’t hurt nobody” from a grandfather or older relative at least once in your lifetime. In order to do something great, brainstorming is necessary, but implementing and acting on your plan takes the priority. Be prepared to work hard, a lot of the time without receiving recognition, if you want to achieve your goals and be successful.