Misconceptions About Success

The Top 10 Misconceptions About Success by Jim Allen 1. Some people can’t be successful because of the background, education, etc. Anybody can be successful. It’s a matter of wanting to, then doing what it takes to achieve it. 2. Successful people don’t make mistakes. Successful people make mistakes just like we all do. They just don’t repeat them. 3. …

Attitude: Your Key to Success

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude We all would like to be successful. Yet, many have thousands of reasons why they cannot succeed. In truth, all we need is one reason why we can. That one reason is attitude. Nothing is more important: not education, aptitude, health, wealth, or opportunity. Great men and women share this opinion. …

Those who can bear all can dare all

I was recently asked, “What is the formula for success?” Well, there is not one way to scale a mountain; there are many ways. Similarly, there is not one path to success, but many. Choose one, stay on it, and you’ll eventually reach your destination. However, since I was asked, I’ll give my own formula. Only you can decide whether …

Breaking Bad Habits – We are what we repeatedly do

Aristotle taught, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Good habits are our best friends. Because we perform them unconsciously, they free us to concentrate on other useful endeavors. On the other hand, the opposite is true for bad habits. They encumber us, enslave us, and ensnare us, preventing us from moving …

Becoming Better – We have within ourselves an innate need to grow

He who stops being better stops being good (Oliver Cromwell, 1599 ~ 1658) We have within ourselves an innate need to grow. We want to become more than we are today. Simply put, we want to become BETTER human beings. When we are confused about how to become better, we may find ourselves wanting to own more possessions or earn …

Our aspirations are as important as life itself

Man partly is and wholly hopes to be (Robert Browning) Unlike the animal kingdom, which is content to BE, we are driven by an urge to BECOME. Become what? The poet Robert Browning (1812 ~ 89) described it as a desire to become COMPLETE. Like a car without gasoline, something is missing. Like that car, we need to be filled …

The only way to learn what you can get is by asking for what you want

“Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door shall be opened unto you.” These words of Christ express a natural law; mainly, the world responds to those who ask. Percy Ross (1917 ~ 2001) describes this profound fact in more playful terms, “The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes.” If …

We don’t grow up until we look up to others

Do you enjoy being admired? Of course you do. We all do. After all, we have an innate desire to be admired. We want to be respected and held in high regard. Since we all feel that way, my statement comes as no surprise. However, what we may overlook is that we have an equally strong desire to admire and …

Are You on the Right Track?

It’s never too late to understand what’s going on in your life Are you on the right track? You don’t know? I’ll help you if you feel you are working harder and harder, but gaining less and less out of life, you definitely need to read this article, just as starting point. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to …

Active Listening-What Our Parents Didn’t Teach Us about Success

As youngsters, most of us were taught by our parents that if we wanted to succeed in life we would have to study hard, work hard, and develop our talents. That’s good advice that has proved to be helpful, but most of our parents neglected to tell us about the most important ingredient of success. You see, knowledge and talent …