Tuesday, January 28, 2014

7 Reasons Why "Plodders" Succeed

  1. Having seldom been told they are brilliant, they seek the advice of others.
  2. Their creativity is limited and so their focus is not eroded by day dreams and detours.
  3. They are not ashamed of doing one thing at a time and rarely feel the temptation to multitask.
  4. They have modest goals and don't "bite off more than they can chew."
  5. Their focus on achievement keeps them out of debilitating worry fests.
  6. Their lack of status makes them less susceptible to fear of failure.
  7. They have enough patience for the long haul and are not inclined to be stopped by early failures.


Dan in Philly said...

I grow more convinced as I grow older that success is mostly determined by the determination to succeed. I've heard so many stories about people who weren't smart, sometimes even dyslexic or illiterate, making a successful life for themselves to think otherwise.

Determination to succeed does not look at what you don't have and make excuses, it looks at what you do have and makes a success out of it.

Michael Wade said...


Determination is crucial. Society makes far too much of overnight success stories.