February 12th, 2012

Ten Ways To Be Poised for Success

by Jacqueline Whitmore

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!

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4 Responses to “Ten Ways To Be Poised for Success”

  1. Rosalinda` on February 13th, 2012 1:19 am

    A brilliant list that every business person should read. I would like to add:
    Poised people keep their word; average people make excuses.

  2. Karen Hickman on February 13th, 2012 1:17 pm

    Very good list Jacqueline. I’d like to add: Poised people listen more and talk less and they “hear” what people say.

  3. Gloria Auth on February 14th, 2012 3:15 am

    Poised people are diplomatic; average people are confrontive.

  4. Debbie on March 9th, 2012 1:48 pm

    Jacqueline! I am so happy to run across your blog! Your information is sooooooo essential for people who wish to be respected and admired. I added your blog button to my blog! Thank you for posting this type of information. Debbie, MakeItDelightful.blogspot.com

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