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. 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, Nos. 1-9 won’t matter.
I have read on a few occasions that people feel that the Library Age is over and we are completely in the Technology Age. I disagree! Today I went to the library and I actually had to wait about 5 minutes for parking because the lot was full. When I entered the library, I was shocked to see how packed it was. There were individuals studying, parents browsing books with their children, and patrons just browsing. While sitting in the reading lounge section, I found this list in the Investor’s Business Daily newspaper(12/30/2010 page A3). Reading this list came at the right moment for me. It is funny that I have researched and studied leadership on a graduate level, but sometimes finding the information in another form is all it takes for it to sink in.
I think this is a pretty good list… what do you think?
An urban planning PhD student finding peace in creating a balance between the mind, body, soul, & environment.