I stumbled upon this list a few weeks ago in my Facebook newsfeed (thanks Lisa Franklin Hessel!). I’m not sure of the original author but it struck a chord and seems to be taking a nice little tour around the internet.
While the list is a bit black and white, it does paint an interesting picture.
Successful People versus Unsuccessful People
I’m in 94% agreement. (Is a little television each day is really so bad? And sometimes you have to scratch the perfectly planned to-do list.)
All in all, I find this a lovely set of reminders. In life and at work.
I would add a few more:
|Successful People||Unsuccessful People|
|Take the first step to mend a broken relationship||Wait for someone else to apologize first|
|Seek the opinions of those who think differently||Surround themselves with like-mindedness|
|Know when to say no||Are addicted to busyness|
|Evolve||Stay stuck where they are|
|Challenge the norms||Are comfortable with sacred cows|
|Talk straight||Spin the truth|
The message in both lists is simple: Look beyond today. Look beyond yourself.
What would you add?
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