My Thoughts On The Success Indicator
Successful People vs. Unsuccessful People
I have seen this inforgraphic of the Success Indicator floating around on many social media sites in addition to several blogs that I personally enjoy reading. I thought the characteristics were interesting for successful and unsuccessful people. I would say overall I agree with both sides but there are a few that I look at differently
For example: “unsuccessful people fear change”. I think it is perfectly OK and healthy to fear change in life, might not be productive to avoid it but fearing it is OK. I know recently there was a large change in my life and I had anxiety and plenty of fearful thoughts about it but I don’t think that means it is an unsuccessful trait. I think a better way to put it is “unsuccessful people avoid change”.
Another one that I don’t agree with is “criticism”. Sure criticism typically is not productive but it can be and it doesn’t always have to be mean or negative. If you are close enough with a friend, business partner, employee or client, some constructive criticism is very healthy. Of course make sure it is productive and constructive criticism and it isn’t something you wouldn’t say to that person already.
I really enjoy the idea of a “to-be” list. This is a great way to think about where you want to be in the next 1, 5 or 10 years and then plan on how you want t get there. I know I will be utilizing that “success indicator” myself but have a description below each “to-be” on how I am going to get there.
Here is a list of the above characteristics so it is easier to read:
- Has a sense of gratitude
- Forgives others
- Gives other people credit for their victories
- Accept responsibility for their failures
- Reads everyday
- Keeps a journal
- Talks about ideas
- Want others to succeed
- Shares information and data
- Keeps a “to-be” list
- Exudes joy
- Sets goals and develops life plans
- Has a sense of entitlement
- Holds a grudge
- Takes all the credit of their victories
- Blames others for their failures
- Watches TV everyday
- Says they keep a journal but really don’t
- Fears change
- Thinks they know it all
- Operates from a transactional perspective
I do know for a fact that there was a few eye-openers and great ideas that I received from this inforgraphic and it will be a great way to keep me on track for a positive and productive outlook to the future.
Tell me if you agree or your thoughts on this infographic.
Til’ Next Time,