Here’s a text list with these tendencies in one-to-one relationship. Green is what I’m doing right more often than not. Yellow is what I’m doing wrong more often than not.
|Successful people:||Unsuccessful people:|
|Forgive others||Hold a grudge|
|Accept responsibility for their failures||Blame others for their failures|
|Keep a journal||Say they keep a journal but don’t|
|Want others to succeed||Secretly hope others fail|
|Keep a “to-be” list||Don’t know what they want to be|
|Set goals and develop life plans||Never set goals|
|Continuously learn||Think they know it all|
|Operate from a tranformational perspective||Operate from a transactional perspective|
|Keep a to-do / project list||Fly by the seat of their pants|
|Embrace change||Fear change|
|Exude joy||Exude anger|
|Share information and data||Hoard information and data|
|Talk about ideas||Talk about people|
|Read every day||Watch TV every day|
|Give other people credit for their victories||Take all the credit of their victories|
|Have a sense of gratitude||Have a sense of entitlement|
Successful people keep a journal. Time I resumed the practice. I’ve been keeping a journal on paper, but that’s fallen behind. It’s really the act of journalling over the existence of a journal itself that’s valuable to a person’s development.
Not all my entries will be public view. I’ll continue to work in a paper journal sometimes, especially when artifacts are involved, like movie tickets and photos. But this blog will do for now.
Apropos nothing, here’s a list of CSS color names, which I needed for coloring in the above list.