Have you ever wondered what makes one person successful, and another unsuccessful? Is it simply intelligence, economic background or educational level?
Tribby writes that “success” is really about someone’s attitude and behavior.
In case you find it difficult to read, here are the success and failure indicators mentioned in the image above, as text.
Have a sense of gratitude
Accept responsibility for their failures
Keep a journal
Talk about ideas
Want others to succeed
Share information and data
Keep a “to-be” list
Keep a “to-do/project” list
Set goals and develop life plans
Give other people credit for their victories
Operate from a transformational perspective
Have a sense of entitlement
Hold a grudge
Blame others for their failures
Watch TV everyday
Say they keep a journal but really don’t
Talk about people
Secretly hope others fail
Horde information and data
Don’t know what they want to be
Fly by their seat of their pants
Never set goals
Think they know it all
Take all the credit of their victories
Operate from a transactional perspective
What do you think of MaryEllen Tribby’s success indicators? The unsuccessful indicators? Do you agree or disagree with her assessment?
How would you compare or contrast her indicators with the dictionary definition of success?
Finally, since none of us are perfect, which indicators from the right “unsuccessful” side do you need to let go of? Which indicators on the left “successful” side do you need to add or increase?