6 Shared Factors of Successful Executives

Written by Jason Katzenback

6 Shared Factors of Successful Executives

These factors where determined by interviews with and books from very successful people. Fac­tors which eminently successful people con­sidered essential were collected and classified. They were gathered from talks with big men, from personal letters, from printed interviews, and from books…repparttar end result being ideas of thirty-one ofrepparttar 142101 most successful people of our country.

Although their ideas differ, yet certain factors are listed by each of these men; and seventeen qualities are mentioned more than twenty times. They are: health, good ap­pearance, hard work, enthusiasm, industry, persistence, sincerity, earnestness, self-confidence, concentration, determination, honesty, good memory, self-control, tact, patience, and imagination.

These qualities are not determinants of success. They do not guarantee success. Of course, they are important. They are valuable assets, but not determining factors. For instance, a man must "work hard" to succeed, but "hard work" does not always bring success.

1. Health: I know a man in perfect physi­cal health; he has strong muscles andrepparttar 142102 strength of two ordinary men; his complex­ion is clean; his skin is ruddy; his eyes are clear. Yet, he is a failure-his wife sup­ports him. I know another man, who has been in poor health for twenty years. He is an eminently successful man. Health is a valuable asset, but it is not a determining factor of success.

2. Good Appearance: I know a man withrepparttar 142103 bearing of a Royal Prince-splendid shoulders, pleasing manners, and attractive smile. He looks you directly inrepparttar 142104 eye. He resides at Sing Sing.

Pushing Through Your Comfort Zone

Written by Barbara White

Our greatest growth in life comes from pushing through our present comfort zone. This process starts at birth. A baby feels safe, warm and secure in its mother’s womb. However, to stay there much longer thanrepparttar gestation period would mean certain death for bothrepparttar 142100 mother and child. Life began for all of us as we leftrepparttar 142101 comfort and security ofrepparttar 142102 womb and facedrepparttar 142103 strange and unfamiliar world outside. Our first breath is often a painful experience, a cry of protest at temporary discomfort. Yet without this experience, our life would be fleetingly short.

Each milestone of growth and accomplishment for a young child involves leaving an existing comfort zone. The first crawl,repparttar 142104 first step, many new, first experiences all push fromrepparttar 142105 familiar intorepparttar 142106 unknown. Forrepparttar 142107 childrepparttar 142108 process of pushing through their area of comfort leads to increasing independence andrepparttar 142109 formation of their unique personality and character.

This foundational principle continues into adult life. In order to enrich our life, it is necessary to step out of our present comfort zone. Personal growth occurs when a person moves out of their area of comfort and intorepparttar 142110 unknown and challenge of a fresh experience. There is a stage of risk and discomfort before any significant growth in our life. For each of us there comes a point where we hold back and resist. It becomes easier to remain static and comfortable than to keep moving forward.

What holds us back?

Whenever we consider taking on a new project, or venture, or want to put ourselves out there, we feel fear. Fear is natural, and is to be expected. It is our body’s way of letting us know we are moving out of our comfort zone. Fear can alert us to possible threats and dangers. However unlike our cave men predecessors, many ofrepparttar 142111 threats today are not life threatening. Fear can warn you and enable you to be more aware and cautious, but need not stop you progressing. If you want to move forward onrepparttar 142112 journey towards where you want to be, you will have to confront your fears. Unfortunately many people allow fear to stop them, and don’t achieve their goals and aspirations.

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