7 Lessons We Can “Borrow” From Successful People

We can often learn by observing those who have done or are doing what we would like to accomplish. There are some basic habits or traits that many successful people share.

Why re-invent the wheel? Why not simply borrow what others have already shown us works?

Success habits worth borrowing:

  1. Successful people have a daily plan, agenda or to-do-list.
  2. Successful people work on what they do best. Delegate the rest.
  3. Successful people are able to say no to people and demands that are not the best use of their time.
  4. Successful people are organized in both thought and deed (or hire someone to keep them that way.)
  5. Successful people stay focused on results, not busywork.
  6. Successful people schedule uninterrupted work time and guard it fiercely.
  7. Successful people allow time for learning and growth.

Sounds pretty straightforward…the hard part is putting them into action…

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6 Responses to 7 Lessons We Can “Borrow” From Successful People

  1. David M. Kasprzak June 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    Hi, Royale!

    So many good things come in 7′s. This post reminds me of the 7 Wastes found in Lean Thinking: Productivity is so diminished when we don’t actively try to reduce or eliminate them. If you haven’t journeyed over to Jon Wetzel’s “Lean for Everyone” site, you should check it out: http://www.leanforeveryoneblog.com/

  2. Royale Scuderi June 16, 2010 at 7:45 am #

    Thanks for the comment and the tip David. I did check out the blog you recommended and it is very interesting!

  3. Martin Lake March 15, 2012 at 1:57 am #

    Sadly, I couldn’t read this post because the irritating box asking me to tweet, like share and pin covered up yor text.  I’m sure you don’t want people to say they like your post before they’ve read it so perhaps you would consider removing this oddly placed gadget.

    • Royale Scuderi March 15, 2012 at 8:25 am #

      I hope this issue has been resolved? I checked the post this morning and all looked fine.

      Royale

  4. Greta Boris November 19, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    I’m working on it!

  5. Oscar Gonzalez December 1, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    gotta have these.

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