Over the years I have written down many things that helped me be successful in life. I going to share 8 powerful lessons with you in this post.
- Don’t be afraid of the phrase, “I don’t know”. If you don’t know the answer, don’t try to bluff. If you’re at fault, take the blame. If you’re wrong, apologize. A wise person once said, “If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember anything.”
- “Never gossip.” And if someone wants to gossip with you, politely say you’re not interested or change the topic. State that this doesn’t value to us or the person being discussed.
- “No task is beneath you.” Don’t think you are above anything. Be the good example and pitch in – especially if the job is one that nobody wants to do.
- “Share the credit whenever possible.” People who spread credit around look much stronger than those who take all the credit themselves.
- “Ask for help.” If you think you’re in over your head, you are. Before it gets out of hand, ask someone for help – most people enjoy giving a hand. Besides saving yourself from embarrassment, you’ll make a friend and an ally.
- “When you don’t like someone, don’t let it show.” Especially if you’re in a position of authority. Never burn bridges or offend others as you move ahead in life.
- “Let it go.” What shouldn’t happen often does: You are not selected for a position you wanted, you were passed over for something you are more than qualified. Be gracious and diplomatic…and move on. Harboring a grudge won’t advance you in life. Know that great things in life do not happen in your time but His time.
- “When you’re right, don’t gloat. The only time you should ever use the phrase “I told you so” is if someone says to you: “You were right. I really could succeed at that job.
Quote of the week: “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” John Wooden
Word of the week: Wisdom – The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
Ask yourself: Have you written down things you have experienced that could benefit others? Please share and help make this a better world?
Speaking With a Purpose: “I help you bridge the gap between … Where you are verses where you want to be.” My ultimate goal – help you become a better you!
Until next time,