By John Watson
What does success mean to you? Some people equate success
with amassing huge sums of money while others measure success
by achieving simple goals they have set for their lives. So, what goals have you set for your life? Have you achieved those goals, and if not,
do you have a time frame set up in which time you intend to reach
Those goals do not have to be anything drastic. Setting simple,
achievable goals is similar to building a stairway to your ultimate
life's goal.. Each time you reach a new goal, you reach a new
plateau on your way to fulfilling your life's dream, and each new
goal you reach gives you an incentive to set new goals.
Let me give an example of what I mean in achieving your small goals in life. A few years after I got out of school a buddy of mine, whom
I had gone to school with, came to work at nights at the store where I was working. He was moonlighting from his main job. One night we
were taking a break together and the conversation got around to cars.
"Do you remember the old song 'Hot Rod Lincoln' that they played so much at the roller rink when we were freshmen?" he asked.
"Sure," I replied. "I think they wore out two or three of those records
"Well, after hearing that song so much I made up my mind that I was going to be driving a
Lincoln myself someday, and last year I finally
got my Lincoln."
It didn't matter to him that the car was five years old. He had finally
gotten his dream car. So reach out and see how many of those
little dreams you can fulfill. Maybe it's getting that dream car you've
always wanted, as my buddy did, or maybe taking that dream vacation to the Bahamas. Whatever it is, go ahead and do it, and then dream
some bigger dreams and see how long it takes to fulfill them.
Create a Winning Attitude for Success
A positive attitude of achievement is also made up of very specific elements. Following are Six
Characteristics of a Positive Mental Attitude. They are presented in sequence but it is the simultaneous interaction of them all working together that creates the synergy for a winning
attitude and success in just about any endeavor.
Set a Course for Success
Don't read this if you are not committed to succeed this year! Now that we have separated the wheat from the chaff, let's get down to the kernel of what it takes to be successful in all areas of your life: material, spiritual, your relationships, family, work, and your community.
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.
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