Pick Me Ups

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Tips for Success July 17, 2010

Filed under: Cards — neepaparikh @ 10:41 am
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Location: Malvern Medical Center


Dear Perfect Stranger,

How are you doing today? I hope you’re doing well and if not, I hope this note serves as a little pick-me-up during your day.

Analyst Richard St. John conducted over 500 interviews of people that we consider to be successful. He asked them for tips on how to be successful and was able to narrow it down to eight simple words.

  1. Passion – do it for love not money
  2. Work – nothing worthwhile comes easily
  3. Good – get good at something, practice!
  4. Focus – focus yourself on one thing
  5. Push – push yourself mentally and physically
  6. Serve – serve others something of value
  7. Ideas – make connections, be original
  8. Persist – persist through failure and conflicts

So now you know the keys to success but the real question is what is success? Is it being a millionaire? Well if it is, you might not need all of these tips. I think real success is personal success not monetary success. Real success is sharing with people what you have, respecting others, investing in ideas, kindness and children’s futures. People like this should be admired. They move the world, metaphorically. Maybe Richard St. John’s tips to success will help create those world moving people. Will you be one of them?


Your friendly picker upper


One Response to “Tips for Success”

  1. Seema Says:

    You know, I do agree with you on the fact that success doesn’t necessarily have to mean being rich but at the same time it doesn’t hurt. Plenty of people in the world are able to do the charity work that they do simply because they have the money to do it. Take Bill Gates for example. I’m sure he wouldn’t have his own foundation if it weren’t from his business successes.

    That being said though, we tend to forget the little people sometimes. The people who are able to make a change in a person’s life. People like child and youth workers or counselors who are able to help people realize they have a reason to live and countless other people.

    But success is really just relative. Success is individual. One person’s success might be that they graduated from high school, another person’s might be that they made a billion dollars and another person still might find success in making someone smile.

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