by Laura Davenport, aka WhiteFluffyIcing
I’m a bit of a Covey disciple, so articles like this one from Business Insider will generally get a mouse-click from me.
It lays out eight simple traits of really successful people. The goodies are in the details, of course, but here’s the list:
1. Make Materialism Irrelevant
2. Enhance Knowledge
3. Manage Relationship Expectations
4. Practice Emotional Self-Awareness
5. Commit to a Physical Ideal
6. Gain Clarity About Spirituality
7. Adhere to a Code of Ethics
8. Focus on Time Efficiency
I’ll just come right out and tell you that I’m terrible at #3. I mean, I really really stink. I have the tremendous fortune of having tons of family and friends nearby, and it’s not that I can’t say no to them (I’m actually pretty good at that) — I don’t want to.
Lately I’ve been slipping on #5 too, but I seem to be headed in the right direction. During the recent very difficult years of my life, I put my physical well-being on the back-burner, and I’ve had a heckuva time getting back on track.
Totebaggers, at which of the items on this list do you excel? With which do you struggle? How would you improve this list?