By Jim Allen
Most of us were raised to be good boys and girls, instructed to "ask politely" for the things we want. But life is tougher than that and sometimes requires that we take the things we need. So, here you go, the six things you need to take for a great life...
1. Take Responsibility
Your life is all up to you! The sooner you believe and accept that, the better. Stop leaving important decisions up to others. Stop trying to blame others for what goes wrong (or what doesn't go at all). Take responsibility for your life and you take the first steps to really enjoying the rest of it!
2. Take a Leap!
Almost everyone spends too much time thinking about the past and how things they did "way back when" may affect things they want to do today.
No one can predict the future. The past is past. The future is out there. But right now, stop worrying about every little thing and take a leap of faith! Do the things you really want to do. Take a chance that your dreams aren't just dreams. Take a chance on yourself. Life rewards those who act, so act!
3. Take a Stand
Remember: you are the spokesperson for your life! Stop waffling. Make a decision (you know you want to). Most of the time you'll be right, and those few times that you're wrong will be the points when you learn the most.
Draw a line. Share your opinions. Speak up!
4. Take Your Time
Not everything has to be done today. This hour. This minute. RIGHT NOW!
Just because none of us knows how much time we have doesn't mean we should rush, rush, rush through our days on a senseless quest of quantity over quality.
After all, you can't smell the flowers if you can't see 'em.
5. Take Stock
When things go wrong it's oh-so-easy to compile a list of problems and complaints that we're dealing with. What we need to do is take a look at all of the positive things that we have in our lives and available to us.
Each of us has more than we think we have, only because we haven't thought that much about it.
So think about it.
6. Take a Bow
We spend great quantities of time trying accomplish so much -- and so little time appreciating what we've done.
Take credit for your accomplishments. Be proud of what you've achieved.
Success is a good thing!
Success: The Human Element
Responsibility for growth rests not only at the corporate level, but also at the individual level.
While development of technical skills is important, emphasis must be placed on the enhancement of the total
person. The result is a productive person working in a caring company. Here are some growth promoting areas.
I have found some particularly powerful routes on the Success map. They seem quite
straight-forward, though this doesn't mean it's an easy trip. You can have a map and know the path but if you never take the trip, you won't get to the destination.
The Secret to a Life of Success and Fulfillment
16th century essayist, Michel Montaigne, wrote, "the great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose." Though this refers to the personal aspects of our lives, when applied to business, successes often occur when our
businesses are also operating on purpose.