We all wonder if we have what it takes to be a success. The good news is yes, you do!
But where do you start, what do you do and how do you get there?
Everyone has been given the skills to be successful; however, not everyone knows
what they are or how to develop those skills. Research has shown that successful
people share certain common traits, skills and characteristics. Here is a partial list:
Honesty Integrity Disciplined
Learner Punctual Goal Setters
Motivated Decisive Focused
Hard worker Fair Knowledgeable
Good Listener Positive Mental Attitude Gratitude
Disciplined Humble Organized
This list is definitely not all inclusive; however, all of these things can be learned and
developed. It just takes a little effort to change.
So what is the key to unlocking your success?
Tom Ziglar quotes: “The fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good
Imagine what could happen if you took only one bad habit and worked on it for a month
to replace it with a good habit. Let’s say you need to get in a workout. Give up your 30
minute rerun and take a walk or ride a bike instead. I know that you think you need the
time to ‘wind down’ however, you will feel better and be more energized if you will get
up and move than if you sit there and veg. How much different would your life look in
one year? Imagine working on one habit a week! Wow! What an impact that could
have on your life in as little as 3 months, 6 months or even 1 year!
My encouragement for you is to pick one of your habits that are less desirable and
replace it with a habit of success. Next, read the book Born To Win by Zig Ziglar and
Tom Ziglar, and last but definitely not least, educate yourself through professional