Success is a Journey Not a Destination
I recently did this speech at my Toastmasters club. Some of the information contained was found in various articles on the internet.
A positive attitude is the key to success in all areas of your life
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz
My great attitude has been the driving force that has helped me move forward successfully in my business and more importantly in my relationships with my husband, our children and with other family and friends. As a real estate professional I have failed many more times than I have succeeded.
Your great attitude has many benefits beyond helping you achieve success. Studies have shown that a positive attitude, positive thinking, and optimism also have health benefits. People with a positive attitude live longer, they’re healthier and happier.
Harvard Business School conducted a study which reported the 4 key elements for success.
Experience, knowledge and intelligence comprised only 6% of the elements of success while attitude was found to be 93%. “Mental attitude is more important than mental capacity.” Walter Dill Scott
To be successful you will have setbacks but you will never succeed unless you try and fail many times. Your positive attitude will be the motivator that keeps you going. A truly successful person is one who can keep getting back up and trying again and again.
Understand that success is progress, not perfection and your success is a journey, not a destination.
Even if you have been a pessimistic, negative thinker for many years, it’s not too late to change. You are in control of your thoughts. A pessimistic way of thinking is habit; habits can be changed.
Here are some tips to help you stay positive in a sometimes negative world:
1. Expect to win and expect the best. When starting any plan or action, visualize clearly in your mind...