10 Secrets to Success: From Investors Business Daily
How you think is everything: Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.
Decide upon your true dreams and goals: Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.
Take action: goals are nothing without action. Don't be afraid to get started, just do it!
Never stop learning: Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.
Be persistent and work hard: success is a marathon, not a sprint, never give up.
Learn to analyze details: get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.
Focus your time and money: Don't let other people or things distract you.
Don't be afraid to innovate; be different: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.
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.