1. Do what you need to do now so you will eventually get to do what you want to do later.

2. Discipline is the ability to get things done regardless of how you feel about doing them.

3. Passion only pays off when channeled into productive effort.

4. Others may believe in you, help you and support you but ultimately nobody will do it for you. You are responsible for your own life.

5. If you don’t do your job any differently than anybody else who does it, you won’t get paid more than anybody else.

6. More often than not, you succeed in spite of not because of your circumstances.

7. If you think a little better and work a little harder you will always accomplish more than others.

8. If you can’t control it, get over it.

9. If you don’t appreciate where you are at, you won’t appreciate where you are going.

10. Get clear on what really matters to you and then get busy pursuing it.

If you want more insights into how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, go to here for information about my latest book Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results.



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Mark Sanborn
About Mark Sanborn

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change. Mark Sanborn graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University. In addition to his work as a business educator and author, Mark continues to be an active leadership practitioner. Most recently he served as the president of the National Speakers Association.

3 Responses to 10 Ideas You Need if You Want to Succeed
  1. […] On Goal Setting, Success and How the Two are Connected. Posted on June 3, 2013 by tara (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1&appId=193449200784906"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "facebook-jssdk")); As I have embarked on my journey for self-discovery and re-definition this year, I have discovered that the things that successful people do are really hard.  Mark Sanborn goes through a list of ideas that help to define these things here. […]

  2. 10 rock-solid points Mark! I especially like #5. Expected, status quo performance results in an expected, status quo paycheck.


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