“An essential part of your makeup has to be getting honest, getting real, and being willing to take on new actions.” Steve Harvey, Act Like a Success, Think Like A Success
There are some essentials that successful people have as part of their makeup—and no, this has nothing to do with cosmetics. Both men and women have their own “makeup.” For successful types, it’s what helped them get to where they are today. Without these necessities in someone’s “makeup kit”—or the qualities and traits that help define a person—it’s difficult to make it to the top of the ladder of success that so many people attempt to climb.
So what makeup do you need to succeed?
Three of the most important characteristics include being honest with yourself, being real, and being willing to change.
1. Be Honest With Yourself.
If you lie to yourself about why you’re where you are in life or you continue making excuses, you won’t be able to see your true situation for what it is. Sit down and think; identify what’s blocking you. It could be fear of failure (or even fear of success). Be completely honest about your current circumstances, why you’re there, and what’s holding you there.
2. Be Real.
Are you someone who procrastinates or who hates admitting you’re wrong? Do you blame others for your failures? If so, it’s time to work on these negative traits and turn them into positive ones. You might need someone in your life to hold you accountable. For every characteristic that you need to work on, create a plan to turn it around and put that plan into action.
3. Be Willing To Change.
This isn’t easy, especially if you’ve practiced the same bad habits for years. However, it’s not impossible if you want it badly enough. Take each day as it comes, making positive changes bit by bit. Encourage yourself when you do well, and don’t beat yourself up too much if you fall short. Simply pick yourself up and start over.
When you have on the right makeup, it expands the number of opportunities on your horizon, so check that your makeup bag has all the essentials in it if you want to succeed.
Courtesy of SteveHarvey.com