What does it mean to be Poised for Success? Here are ten differences in thinking styles between the poised person and the “usual” person.
1. Poised people put others first; average people put their own needs first.
2. Poised people look for the positive in others; usual people focus on the negative in others.
3. Poised people are consciously grateful; usual people are never satisfied with what they have.
4. Poised people are willing to take advantage of opportunities that come their way; usual people dismiss or overlook opportunities.
5. Poised people face adversity with grace and view it as a gateway for growth; usual people view adversity as a problem or a setback.
6. Poised people stay calm and composed in tough times; usual people allow fear and anxiety to control their lives.
7. Poised people exude a humble self-confidence; usual people are insecure, uneasy, and uncertain.
8. Poised people are optimistic; usual people are pessimistic.
9. Poised people love to give to others and believe that they receive as much or more than they give; usual people believe that if they give they will have less.
10. Poised people draw admiration from others and attract other poised people in their lives; usual people are content with mediocrity and attract mediocre people in their lives.
What do you think differentiates a poised person from the usual person? I’d like to hear from you!