Successful people are as varied as can be but there are some commonalities amongst most all successful people. Here are just a handful of the commonalities but I believe them to be some of the most important of all.
This includes not only consistency of the quality of our product or service, but also consistency of attitude (positive!) and consistency of integrity and reliability. Nothing will destroy your personal brand faster than lack of consistency.
Work harder and faster than you think you can
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher summed it up well when she said; “I do not know anyone who got to the top without hard work.” You’ll never get maximum results from minimal effort. When you believe you can’t do anymore then do just a little more. That “little” may turn out to be very, very big.
Take care of all your todays and all your tomorrows will be just fine
Those who succeed have a vision of where they’re going and have the patience, flexibility and persistence to stay the course. They have goals and oftentimes the mere fact of having them makes all the difference.
Don’t let other people or “stuff” get you down
No matter what you do, you’ll encounter criticism and disappointment during your career. Don’t let anyone discourage you or stop you from moving forward. Remember, one of the most important choices you make each and every day is the choice between a positive and negative attitude. Always choose positive!