Continuing on from Part 1 of this post:
6. They Constantly Hunt for Minor Improvements to Make
As a daily regimen, the successful look for ways to improve their performance, not only in their own daily tasks, but also in the work of those around them. They value improving and augmenting skill-sets. They know that the smallest of changes you make in the person of today make a better person tomorrow, which will lead to more and greater successes.
7. They are Humble and Listen to Feedback
Good leaders know they don’t know it all. They mine for feedback, and when they get it, they respect those who they got it from more so than before. Why? Because that’s how you self-improve and how you lead and direct more effectively. The results are better results in every area.
8. They Seek Out Counseling/Mentoring
No one company has ever been built without the visionary behind it seeking out counsel. No one can be an expert in every area, which is why it is important to seek out expertise in areas where it is needed. Seek out a top-game mentor. Grow in knowledge, and in time, you will learn how to grow your company by leaps and bounds.
9. They See Failure as an Experiment
A failure is an experiment that didn’t yield results; a mistake is an experiment that didn’t yield results that ran too long. You learn from failing, but you don’t make mistakes. You fail (learn) and then move on (don’t keep going with what is not working) = no mistake! The mega-successful embrace failure because they know it will make them ten times better than they started out to be. No company can change, develop, or grow without the refining fires of failure. Do you see failure in the same light?
10. They Welcome Adversity
When difficulties arise in any company, it is no surprise to the successful since they went in banking on it! If you are wise, you go in prepared for setbacks to come. Adversity is what motivates the great. It defines them – and refines them – to carve out their potential. Does adversity push you forward or drive you backward? You can easily tell from your answer how successful you will be from this.
How many of these traits do you embody?
How many do you need to implement?