The Ten Misconceptions of Success

Written by Jim M. Allen

Is it time for you to change your attitude about success? Maybe...

I've found in much of my work with people on creating a better, more positive attitude towards life that many of us have a misunderstanding about success and what makes us successful.

Here arerepparttar ten most common misconceptions people have about success and some thoughts about those misconceptions.

1. Some people can't be successful because of their background, education, etc.

Anybody can be successful. It's a matter of wanting to, then doing what it takes to achieve it.

2. Successful people don't make mistakes.

Successful people make mistakes just like we all do. They just don't repeat them.

3. You've got to work 60 (70, 80, 90...) hours a week to be successful.

It's not a matter of doing A LOT of something. It's more about doingrepparttar 131330 right thing.

4. You'll only be a success if you play byrepparttar 131331 rules.

Who makes uprepparttar 131332 rules anyway? Each situation is different. Sometimes followingrepparttar 131333 rules is needed, other times making up your own rules is what's required.

5. If you have help alongrepparttar 131334 way, it's not success.

The 10 Things in Life That You Control

Written by Jim M. Allen

We humans spend much of our time trying to control every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, too often we waste time trying to control things that are simply beyond our control.

Having an understanding of what things you do control can make it easier for you to gain control of your life and everything in it.

1. What you do.

Your actions are yours alone. You choose to make them or not make them and you are responsible forrepparttar effects of those actions.

2. What you say.

Likewise,repparttar 131328 words you speak (or write) are also consciously chosen. Like actions, they have an impact on your life andrepparttar 131329 lives of those you contact.

3. What you think.

Yes, there are some subconscious thoughts that you can't control. Butrepparttar 131330 things that you really think about, your beliefs, your ideals, etc. are concepts you have chosen to accept and believe in.

4. Your work.

Many people like to overlook this one, it being much easier to say "Oh, I'm trapped in my job because I don't have a degree, experience, etc."

Hogwash! That's simple a way of denying one's responsibility in having chosenrepparttar 131331 job inrepparttar 131332 first place. It's your job and you chose it. If you stay (or go), that's a choice as well.

5. The people you associate with.

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