The attitude you choose to assume toward life and everything it brings you will determine whether you realize your aspirations. What you are capable of achieving is determined by your talent and ability. What you attempt to do is determined by your motivation. How well you do is something determined by your attitude.
You are going to be knocked down. To achieve success, you are going to have to solve problems. If you react positively to them, you'll be stronger and better than ever. You can assume that your competitors have problems too. If you react to setbacks more quickly and positively, you gain a distinct advantage. I've never encountered a person who achieved anything that didn't require overcoming obstacles. Expect them.
Have a Sense of Purpose
Understand what you are trying to do. Stay completely focused on your original and primary purpose. Do not get sidetracked. If you own a business, help customers get what they want. If you want a promotion, give your employers what they want, somebody who delivers a first-rate performance everyday.
Make Sacrifice Your Ally
You can't be successful without making sacrifices. Most losing organizations are overpopulated with people who constantly complain about life's difficulties. They will drain your enthusiasm and energy. Take pride in making sacrifices and having self-discipline.
Adapt or Die
Things are always changing, so embrace the fact that your life and career are always in transition. Yes, you will achieve your goals, but don't fall into the mistake of thinking you don't have to do anything further. Even when you become number one, you will still need to stay focused on the fundamentals.
Chase Your Dream
All great accomplishments start with a dream. Dreams fuel your enthusiasm and vision. They give you a burning desire to get up in the morning and achieve.
Nurture Your Self-Image
A positive self-image grows out of having strong character. To be trustworthy, committed to excellence, and show care for others are the underpinnings of a successful person.
All relationships are based on trust. Many people have ruined tremendous opportunities because they didn't have the discipline and decency to do what's right. Continually ask yourself, "Is this the right thing to do?" Do what you feel is right regardless of peer pressure or personal desires; success and confidence will not be far behind.
Commit to Excellence
Do everything to the best of your ability. Everybody wants to be associated with people who set and maintain high standards. When you lower standards, you only invite mediocrity.
Handle with Care
Treat others as you would like to be treated - with concern and care.