Priceless Wisdom for Successful People

A friend sent me the following list.  I do not know who wrote or put this list together, but I do know there is incredible, life-changing advice and wisdom contained in this brief list.  Don’t just read this list, nod your head in agreement, and move on.  Print the list and/or cut and paste to a place you visit frequently.

By the way, if you would change one or more of the “answers” listed on the right… great… please do so.  What is important is to incorporate and apply this priceless wisdom in each of our daily lives.

If you print the list or save it on your cell or PDA, carry it with you for a few weeks or months or even years.  During “free moments,” such as waiting in line, or at the airport, or wherever, reflect on this priceless wisdom.  How can you apply this priceless wisdom to your personal and professional life in order to better serve others and thereby enjoy more success (however you define success)?

The most destructive habit…………………… Worry
The greatest joy……………………………….. Giving
The greatest loss……………………………… Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work…………………….. Helping others
The ugliest personality trait…………………… Selfishness
The greatest “shot in the arm”………………… Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome…………… Fear
The most effective sleeping pill…………….… Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease………….… Excuses
The most powerful force in life…………….… Love
The worst thing to be without………………… Hope
The deadliest weapon…………………………. The tongue
The two most power-filled words……………. “I can”
The most worthless emotion……………….…. Self-pity
The most beautiful attire……………………….. Smile!
The most prized possession………………….. Integrity
The most contagious spirit……………………… Enthusiasm
The most endangered species………………… Dedicated leaders

A few years ago I wrote, “Never forget that what you think about and what you fill your mind with… you will become!  You have no choice.  It has always been, and it will always be.”

And so it is with this list.  Every human being on our planet, including yours truly for sure, could and would significantly benefit by frequently reflecting on how best to personalize and apply this priceless wisdom in each of our lives.

I invite you to join me in a commitment to better apply and live this priceless wisdom.  You, and everyone in your life, now and in the future, will benefit.

 

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I am a leader, speaker, and author who is passionate about Leadership Excellence and Achieiving Greater Success. I am the author of the books Be An Inspirational Leader(2016) and Presidential Leadership (2013), and deliver keynote presentations on those topics and several others.

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