Life is full of choices. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that life also can be better if we operate on the basis of wisdom rather than luck! I thought I would give you a copy of some information that recently came across my desk. I do not have the original source or I would give them credit. It is not original with me; however, I really do hope it will be true about me! I thought you would enjoy having a copy of this to give you some guidance on your daily journey.
- Keep integrity in everything you do.
- Have specific pre-determined goals.
- Have a plan to attain these goals – with deadlines.
- Work hard – always.
- Be enthusiastic in your work, for work is merely a state of mind.
- Give more than you take.
- Always say “Thank You” and mean it.
- Treat customers with respect and show appreciation.
- Do not assume anything.
- Set a high level of standards for yourself – it is contagious.
- Lead by example, not words.
- Treat employees with respect and show appreciation.
- Do not make excuses – give results.
- If you are wrong, admit it.
- Really, REALLY care about people.
- Look neat and professional at all times.
- Do not take short cuts.
- Look for the correct way, not the easy way.
- Have a thirst for knowledge and new ideas.
- Always try to “better your best.”
- Never, NEVER give up – have guts and hang tough.
- There is always a better way to do a better job…find it.
- Find out what your real talents are and then use them.
- Do not let money, greed or power control you.
- Stop sometimes to “smell the roses.”
- And an added bonus principle that someone shared with me many years ago…Act as though it were impossible to fail!
I remember hearing Zig Ziglar years ago say, “What would you attempt to do in life if you knew for sure it would be impossible for you to fail?” Although I have failed many times in attempting to do great things, I can honestly say that specific outlook or view of life has helped me to attempt more things than I would have done otherwise.
I once read that people who are close to the end of their life were asked about the things they regretted the most. Oddly enough, it was not the mistakes that they had made that bothered them the most. It was the things they had dreamed about doing but never actually attempted to do!
I do not want to get to the end of my life and have a lot of regrets. I hope the same will be true for you as you enjoy putting these excellent principles of success into practice in your life in the days ahead.
Tip: Review the 25 Principles of Success
Have a great week! God bless you!
Dr. Robert A. Rohm