What are the real ingredients of success? If you want to be successful in the real world, there is a lot to remember, and sometimes, you have to be in the right place and at the right time. As Dr. Joyce Brothers said, “Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” All positive attitudes are tools to help you achieve your goals, but not all can work every time.
Sometimes, we need to know the difference between two positive attitudes that we often think are the same but could give us various results, like two types golf clubs. They are both used for golf, but they have distinctive uses with regards to distance. You have to use the right club to set your goal, or you might not get there at all.
The Early Bird and the Hard worker
“Early bird catches the worm,” and just like in real life, people who come to the work early have the best chance to be successful. Early birds get to prepare more for their tasks and get to spend more time to greet colleagues. These people are more likely to develop the right attitude and momentum at work. They manage their time efficiently making them more productive. They can also be more receptive to new learning. According to Donna M. White, LMHC, CACP, “When you learn and maintain good time management skills, you’ll find freedom from deadline pressure and from stress in general.”
Hard work is an integral component of success, but can you say you are working hard when you are tardy? Often, people who are skilled make less effort in showing up early because they think they can just be on time or be late and catch up. This kind of attitude towards work is distressing and can cause them to burn out in the long run.They overlook time management which should be a part of every job. That’s why the real hard workers come to work earlier than their designated time.
The Analyst and the Innovative
Analysts are people who are very precise. They are seldom wrong and often work by the book. These people are too careful and can be unnecessarily too strained. This kind of attitude can be a real asset to the company, but analysts may forget that working is also fun. It should be balanced. There are other essential parts of every job like getting along with your colleagues. This vital part of every job doesn’t require accuracy and precision.
Some people are not fond of reading the manual. They determine their objective and work from there. It doesn’t matter whether or not they follow the step by step rules on how to do things as long as they get the same result. They focus on the goal and are skillful enough to do it just as correctly. These type of people are smart and resourceful. They are confident and are not afraid to follow their guts, so they are prone to making mistakes.
Being punctual, hardworking, accurate and innovative are all necessary to achieve success, and sometimes, being punctual contrasts with working hard and accuracy to innovation. Yes, it is hard to acquire all these right attitudes toward work all at the same time, but if you are determined to achieve your goal, you will learn how to come to work earlier than expected, work harder, work accurately and practice innovation. “Success is to live your life openly, honestly and courageously in a manner that is aligned with the highest good of self and others — and to the greatest extent possible,” says psychotherapist Joyce Marter.