It's both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success. - Amy Tan
"I was successful materially, but I know life is much more than worldly success. I saw all these blessings God had given me. The way to give thanks is obedience to God." - Hakeem Olajuwon
Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure. - Edsger Dijkstra
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Improve Your Profile within the Organization: Volunteer at charity events, help co-workers who are in need, and generally be available and helpful. As your profile improves within the company, so will your chances of getting promoted.
Make Friends and Allies: When it comes to being successful in the workplace, few things are more important than having a group of friends and allies who can say good things about you to the higher-ups. So make an effort to be social, make friends, and have lunch with your co-workers.
Timing is Important: When it comes to getting a promotion at work, few things are more important than timing. Being in the right place at the right time and saying the right things is vital. And this is why you must pay careful attention to your timing.
Invest in Your Career: Just like any other investment, an investment in your career could pay off considerably down the line. If you are currently missing the education or the training that you need to move forward in your career, then put some money aside to invest in your career.
Cultivate a Willingness to Succeed in Those Around You: Business culture is driven by the network in which it is embedded. If you want to cultivate a culture of success and confidence, then you must be sure that you exude confidence and success and inspire it in others.
Affirm Yourself and Your Choices: In business, you will have to make many difficult decisions. Instead of constantly second-guessing your decisions, take time to affirm your choices periodically, so that you do become overwhelmed by self-doubt.
Create Networks with Other Business Owners: Another important part of success in business is networking with other managers and business owners. Find out how they run their businesses; and see whether you can learn from them or work with them in some complementary fashion.
Prepare Yourself Mentally for Bumps in the Road: Bumps in the road are inevitable in business. Next time you hit one, don’t panic. Instead, ride it out, absorb the lessons, and move forward.
Do Not Ask too Much of Your Employees: You might be tempted to squeeze every last cent out of your employees, but instead consider what the successful often do, they try to keep costs low, but at the same time, when they need talent, they pay for it. Keep this in mind when hiring and when giving raises.
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(via YouTube)But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement. - Ibrahim Babangida
Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen. - Keith Henson
The compensation of a very early success is a conviction that life is a romantic matter. In the best sense one stays young. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
"The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented, but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of achieving success may be corrected." - George Henry Lewes
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. - Benjamin Disraeli
Success and the art of making music are two different things for me. - Norah Jones
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. - Lily Tomlin
"We're born with success. It is only others who point out our failures, and what they attribute to us as failure." - Whoopi Goldberg
"From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you." - Samuel Goldwyn
"Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified." - Samuel Johnson
"Although in skating you compete with other people, anyone who achieves a certain level of success is first and foremost competing against themselves. And for me the idea that I could always do better, learn more, learn faster, is something that came from skating. But I carried that with me for the rest of my life." - Vera Wang
Sometimes success comes in ways you don't expect. - Ben Barnes
Success is dependent on effort. - Sophocles
I thought doing reality TV would be the greatest success of my life or the biggest mistake. - Bethenny Frankel
There's no abiding success without commitment. - Tony Robbins
"You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which 'clicks.'" - Florence Scovel Shinn