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IBD’s 10 Secrets to Success: Not just for Investors

The following list comes from Investor’s Business Daily. I’m not sure if IBD still does this, but each day they would publish an article highlighting and expounding upon one of the “secrets.”  The great thing about IBD’s list of success traits it that it’s not just for investors, anyone can implement it hence the reason for sharing it here. The key to benefiting from it? Don’t just read it. You have to incorporate it into your daily habits. So dig in and watch your dreams flourish!

Investor’s Business Daily has spent years analyzing leaders and successful people in all walks of life. Most have 10 traits that, when combined, can turn dreams into reality.

  1. How you think is everything: Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a
    negative environment.

  2. Decide upon your true dreams and goals: Write down your specific goals and develop a
    plan to reach them.

  3. Take action: Goals are nothing without action. Don’t be afraid to get started now. Just do
    it.

  4. Never stop learning: Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.

  5. Be persistent and work hard: Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.

  6. Learn to analyze details: Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.

  7. Focus your time and money: Don’t let other people or things distract you.

  8. Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.

  9. Deal and Communicate with people effectively: No person is an island. Learn to
    understand and motivate others.

  10. Be honest and dependable; take responsibility: Otherwise, Numbers 1-9 won’t matter.

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