19 tips for success — and they’re not easy.

7 Mar

1. You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.

2. You have to get up earlier than  you want to get up.

3. You have to give more than you get in return right away.

4. You have to care more about others than you care about you.

5. You have to fight when you are already injured, bloody, and sore.

6. You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter.

7. You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.

8. You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.

9. You have to look like a fool while you’re looking for answers you don’t have.

10. You have to grind out the details when it’s easier to shrug them off.

11. You have to deliver results when making excuses is an option.

12. You have to search for your own explanations even when you’re told to accept the facts.

13. You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.

14. You have to try and fail and try again.

15. You have to run faster even though you’re out of breath.

16. You have to be kind to people who have been cruel to you.

17. You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled. (love this!)

18. You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.

19. You have to keep moving toward where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.

This list appeared in Skin Inc and was adapted from the blog, “Edgy Conversations” by Dan Waldschmidt.


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6 Responses to “19 tips for success — and they’re not easy.”

  1. Mike Martens March 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    Wow – this resonates!

  2. ariseile March 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    I disagree with #4- I think you need to care about and for yourself in order to care about and for others. How can you love others when you can’t love yourself, and what good does it do the people you love if your care for them at your expense?

    It’s like on an airplane: in case of emergency, put on your oxygen mask first.

    • marinachetner March 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

      You know, I stumbled on that one a little bit too and started to think — is caring for yourself selfish? I am with you — that’s a very grey area.

  3. teenieyogini March 7, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Adventures of a Teenie Yogini.

  4. leighahall March 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    Reblogged this on My Bikram Yoga Life.

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