All of us want to be on the side of success.

I was organizing some digital files this week, and I came across this chart by MaryEllen Tribby, a high level Business Coach.  I see no research collaboration, but I think it’s great food for thought.

Personally, I do most items on the Successful Side and some on the Unsuccessful Side.  For example, I don’t keep a journal, and I do watch TV every day.

I decided to share this with you to see if this resonates for you.

Successful people

  • Have a sense of gratitude
  • Compliment others
  • Forgive others
  • Give other people credit for their victories
  • Talk about ideas
  • Ready every day
  • Accept responsibilities for their failures
  • Keep a journal
  • Want to success
  • Share information and data
  • Keep a To BE List
  • Set goals
  • Develop life plans
  • Exude joy
  • Embrace change
  • Keep a To Do List
  • Learn continuously
  • Operate from a transformational perspective

Unsuccessful people

  • Criticize
  • Have a sense of entitlement
  • Hold a grudge
  • Take all the credit
  • Blame others for their failures
  • Watch TV every day
  • Don’t keep a journal
  • Think they know it all
  • Fear change
  • Fly by the seat of their pants
  • Operate from a transactional perspective
  • Talk about people
  • Secretly hope others fail
  • Hoard information and data
  • Don’t know what they want to be
  • Never set goals
  • Exude anger
  • Don’t read every day

How we deal with mistakes and failure is also key to being on the Successful Side.