Secret to Success?

Successful people replace the words 'wish', 'should' and 'try' with 'I WILL'.
Successful people replace the words ‘wish’, ‘should’ and ‘try’ with ‘I WILL’.

NO MORE “I’ll do it tomorrow”
NO MORE “Buts…”
NO MORE “I can’t.”
NO MORE “It’s too hard.”
NO MORE “I’m too tired.”
NO MORE “Waiting for it to get easier.”
NO MORE “Putting it off”
NO MORE “I don’t have enough money”
NO MORE “I’m not good enough”
NO MORE ” I would, if I…”

What is success? What are the traits of successful people vs. unsuccessful people? Why do some push forward and others makes excuses?

The following is the chart that MaryEllen Tribby  compiled of characteristics, traits and behaviors of successful people vs. unsuccessful people.This chart was inspired and composed by her, after meeting and working with some of the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs in the world, many of whom are dear friends.

The Success Factor Indicator
The Success Factor Indicator

Successful People

  • Have a sense of gratitude
  • Forgive others
  • Accept responsibility for their failures
  • Compliment
  • Read everyday
  • Keep a journal
  • Talk about ideas
  • Want others to succeed
  • Share information and data
  • Keep a “to-be” list
  • Exude joy
  • Keep a “to-do/project” list
  • Set goals and develop life plans
  • Embrace change
  • Give other people credit for their victories
  • Operate from a transformational perspective

 Unsuccessful People

  • Have a sense of entitlement
  • Hold a grudge
  • Blame others for their failures
  • Criticize
  • Watch TV everyday
  • Say they keep a journal but really don’t
  • Talk about people
  • Secretly hope others fail
  • Horde information and data
  • Don’t know what they want to be
  • Exude anger
  • Fly by their seat of their pants
  • Never set goals
  • Think they know it all
  • Fear change
  • Take all the credit of their victories
  • Operate from a transactional perspective
By MaryEllen Tribby
Founder and CEO

It was only a few years ago, that I found myself much on the other side. I was down on myself, I had anger because of the situation I was in, and most of all stopped believing that I could do better. I was miserable and wished others around me would fail. It wasn’t until I went through my own self journey and started to rediscover who I was, and really think about what I wanted out of life. I started to set goals, read self help books, started a gratitude journal. I went back to College and I kept pushing myself to continue to grow. I started surrounding myself with business people and entrepreneurs.

I KNOW that I have value and self worth. I KNOW where I am headed in life. I believe that  once your dreams start becoming your reality, the possibilities are endless and the world cannot stop you.

Being successful is all about how badly you want it and how much you’re willing to work for it – it’s about the traits you possess to help get you there. Do you have what it takes? The best way to figure that out is to look at the traits of extremely successful people (or the ones mentioned above) and see how you can begin adapting them into your life so that you can eventually end up just like them.

No excuses. Is there something that you’ve wanted to do but have been letting excuses (or fear) hold you back? What do you want out of life? Whatever it is, grab life by the cojones and go get it. You only get one. Live it with no regrets.
Successful people never quit. I am not a quitter and neither are you! 
 Love, peace and blessings,

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