Feb 03

The price of success, pay up!

“The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.” Zig Ziglar

Okay, the first month of the new year has come and gone, but are you ready for success this year? It’s not too late to start!

Here are seven, (or nine?) no, ten things I found at dumblittleman.com to help you achieve success. Now why would you want to listens to a Dumb Little Man? Well, he is not so dumb at all because some of these are really great tips I will be following myself to achieve more success in 2010. Care to join me?

  1. Passion = power. It is the fuel that will get you through the dip in the road. So your first key is passion, go follow it!
  2. Experience, you need it. There are no successful people without experience, no matter what it is. Be the expert!
  3. Ideas, let them flow. All you need is ONE good idea. There’s a sea of ideas out there, and in your head. You just have to listen.
  4. Work, hard or smart. No one will do the work for you. Unless of course you pay them, but you would still have to work to get that money…
  5. Faith + Courage. Can’t do one or the other. Believe in yourself and go do it!
  6. Focus … ahh! I am currently working on that one and this says it all: The best way to stop a man with a good idea is to give him two… yes, focus is good. Mediocrity? Never!
  7. Determination & Discipline. I can see why those two go together. Wanting to reach the finish line is not enough for a marathon runner; he has to train to get there.

Here is a funny, short video that gives you Thing number 8, in addition to the 7 (or 9?) above: Serve!


Is that a price you can pay for success? Not too bad! Looking back at the list I realize that I already have more than half of the ingredients for success. But, having a recipe and all the ingredients don’t make a cake. There’s work to do, but at least I know what I need to work on. There’s nothing worse than having to solve a problem and not knowing where to start.  Now let’s get to work!

Dumb Little Man provides tips on life, money, productivity, from contributors of various backgrounds. Be sure to check out their site too.

1 comment

    • liz on February 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    This is a great post. It’s good to be reminded of these timeless principles to stay on track.

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