I am often asked, “what is the recipe for success?” Well at the risk of upsetting a huge bunch of the population, let me say this – success for each person means different things. So how you, as an individual would then achieve that success would also then vary from individual to individual.
In my opinion, though there are certain elements that are necessary, irrespective of what your idea of success may be.
These are (but are not limited to) having the right attitude. Your attitude must reflect who you are as an individual. So if you feel that you are lost and on a road to nowhere that is exactly what will be reflected in your attitude. Clearly, the best attitude to have is a “Winning Attitude”. If you think of yourself as a winner, as someone who can do what is required or necessary, then this will be reflected in the way that you conduct your business.
Don’t get me wrong – you still have to have fun with what you are doing, otherwise – what’s the point?
But getting things done, efficiently and effectively and treating people in an open-minded manner will show that although you mean business you are still open to the point of view of others. It’s all in your attitude.
Common sense, although in very short supply, in my opinion also counts for a great deal in having the right attitude as does those who are willing to go the extra mile.
So have a good look at your attitude, the way it is rather than the way you think it is. Be honest with yourself and if you feel that you need an attitude adjustment – there is no time like the present!
What about belief? Do you believe in yourself? Do you believe that you can be a leader or that you can be true to yourself and that you can make a difference in the lives of others? You see, if you cannot believe in yourself – how is it possible that you think that others would believe in you.
Stands to reason don’t you think?