We all learn our ABC’s from an early age, they are an important building block of our future. Without them, we’d be at a loss in almost everything we do. Almost like a guarantee, that if you learn your ABC’s, you’ll jump start your future. Life, however, doesn’t come with guarantees. Success is no different. Success is something that has to be earned. Whether that be by thought or by deed. None of it is possible without the ABC’s below, so here is my A-Z to world business success.
A – Ambition
Have the drive to pursue what you desire…
B – Brave
Fear can be our biggest enemy when we are pursuing our dreams. Stay strong and keep moving forward.
C – Candid
Being candid can define who you are. It is possible to be blunt, direct, and yet still be professional. There’s a fine line between tactful and offensive. A balance between the two is key.
D – Decisive
There are many decisions to be made along the way; some will be easy, some incredibly hard. Make your decision and stick to it. If you succeed, that is great, if you fall short, use it as a learning lesson.
E – Enunciate
Pronunciation may seem like a redundant idea. When we speak, we cannot hear ourselves. Taking care to the proper pronunciation of words and the correct enunciation will not only help you communicate with others but it will have an effect on how you are perceived as well.
F – Fresh
Do you have a new idea that could change the world? Is your personality one that can inspire those around you? Do you want more out of life? Well, then you qualify as fresh… If not, maybe you need to ask yourself why…
G – Gracious
Thank you, one of the simplest phrases in the world. It’s one that goes by the wayside to much. Simple please and thank you’s go a long ways. Learning to be gracious will not only open up your world but will open up the world around you.
H – Honesty
This sounds like the easiest one of all. In fact, it is the hardest. Honesty comes at a price; it is not always easy to do the right thing or the necessary thing… You might find someone incredible if you strive for this standard. Yourself!
I – Impulsive
Never be afraid to make an impulse decision. Saying that does not mean to go out and do whatever you want, whenever you want to do it. It means to follow your gut. Even if that means going or thinking outside the norm.
J – Just
Kindness can go a long way. Being kind can lead to incredible opportunities or it can also lead to that same person getting taken advantage of. The term “just” is more than that though. It also has to do with a sense of moral obligations. Stay true to yourself above all else.
K – Knowledgable
Knowledge comes from a variety of places, the street, books, education, etc., but it is how we apply that knowledge will ultimately define us. Will you be the next renaissance artist or the next CEO of a Fortune 500 company?
L – Limitless
The only limits that’ll hold you back are the ones you set for yourself. Some limits are necessary, but when it comes to our ideas and desires… They are limitless, don’t be defined by what someone else says, define yourself.
M – Moldable
As you’ve probably already figured out, this list is about what is within ourselves. How to use what is inside us to make the most out of life is the key to success. Open up your mind and if you want to make a change, do it.
N – Natural
In today’s world, it is hard enough to be yourself, why do people try to be something that they are not… Society! We think if we try hard enough to be someone else, that we’ll be rewarded. The real reward comes with being yourself. I am not saying that change is not necessary, I am just saying that life is what we make of it.
O – Odd
What is it that makes you different? Find what it is and celebrate it.
P – Passionate
Be passionate in all that you do. Your job, your family, your friends, your hobbies, etc… Apply passion to all forms of your life and you’ll find that success is more than dollar signs or recognition. Each person can define their successes by the way they live their lives.
Q – Question
Ask questions… Sounds too simple doesn’t it? Well, it is that simple, if you are curious about something or if you have your doubts, ask questions.
R – Respect
This is something that cannot be received without being given. Respect breeds respect! If you want others to respect you, you have to treat others with it. There are those that will disrespect you even when you are respectful to them, your response to these moments defines your character.
S – Sensibility
When making decisions, whether for your personal life or your professional life… There are certain sensibilities to be recognized. Life teaches us what is and what is not appropriate. Live a life that you will be proud to share with others.
T – Tactful
Every time we have an opportunity to say something, we have a chance to make a difference. You can choose to be tactful or hurtful. What will you choose when you open your mouth next?
U – Upbeat
Being an optimist in a pessimistic world is not impossible. It takes a cheerful heart to change the world… One person at a time.
V – Vigilant
Vigilance, staying the course when the course gets rough. If you commit to something, see it through. It is simple to say, harder to do, but worth it in the end.
W – Wise
Wisdom, something that comes with experience. Learn from your mistakes as well as your successes, your enemies and your friends, your joy, and your pain. You can take something away from everything in life, good and bad.
X – Xenial
Inevitably, you will come across those that it’d be easier to avoid than to interact with but the best thing you can do is just to be xenial (hospitable). After all, you are not just representing yourself but you are representing your company, your product and most importantly… yourself.
Y – Youth
This has nothing to do with age; age is simply a number. We have to learn that it is a state of mind above all else. We are more likely to be regarded if we continually strive for that which is just outside our grasp.
Z – Zoetic
Life, it is something to be lived. Something to be enjoyed, expanded upon and cherished.
These ABC’s are an insight to all of us. Ideas that can help us to take those first steps to finding where we belong on this big blue ball. Take something from any or all of them and go forth… The world eagerly awaits to see who you are…