Success Simplified

We often think of success as a chimera—something elusive outside us and even beyond our reach. But according to Dr. Roger Fritz, a management expert, success flows from some basic, but often neglected principles. These fundamentals apply to our writing life:

Here are “10 Unused Keys to Success” Dr. Fritz offers:

1. The greatest rewards are made possible when we shift from a “What’s in it for me?” Attitude to “How can I help?”—how can I be of service. I once read that “from the desire to give, best-sellers are born.”

2. The best way to motivate people to help you along your path is to offer them genuine benefits. The great motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”

3. Avoiding failure is not a recipe for success. Avoiding failure limits your accomplishments.

4. Confidence grows with achievement. The more you do, the more you believe you can do. Arthur Ashe once said, “One important key to success is self-confidence. And important way to self-confidence is preparation.”

5. Always look for what’s wrong before who’s wrong.

6. The key to accountability is asking: Who will do what by when?

7. Brainpower without willpower is no power. Achievement depends on igniting your willpower—willing and then acting until you reach your goal.

8. Cooperation is a two-letter word: “WE.”

9. Thinking is the hardest work there is. Don’t avoid it. Henry Ford put it this way: “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few people engage in it.”

10. Intentions have no value without results. Competence without accomplishment has no real worth.

Principles to ponder and apply as we all write on!

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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