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How accurate is this? Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
31st Dec '12

How accurate is this poster? Do you agree with it or not and why?



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Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20924 posts
31st Dec '12

I think it is fairly accurate, yes. Except the whole keeping a journal thing, seems irrelevant to me. & I'm pretty sure like 99% of people talk about others, so :lol:

Andreahhh 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 8745 posts
31st Dec '12

I don't keep a journal, and I also don't say I do.
I read and watch TV everyday.



I mean, what is a mix of the two? Because that seems average.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
31st Dec '12

Successful people don't give away credit for their own victories, they just don't steal others credit.



Successful people don't all keep to-do/to-be lists.




Otherwise, fairly close.

Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Andreahhh:" I don't keep a journal, and I also don't say I do. I read and watch TV everyday. I mean, what is a mix of the two? Because that seems average."


Successfully unsuccessful :lol:

Andreahhh 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 8745 posts
31st Dec '12
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" Successfully unsuccessful :lol:"


Hahahaha, yes, I am very successful at being unsuccessful.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 16151 posts
31st Dec '12

I would love for that to be true but far too many successful people are sociopaths.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
31st Dec '12

I secretly hope the other people I hate fall flat on their faces, but they are bitches and very deserving of such a fate.



Other than that, I agree with most of it.

Mama to J ♥ 1 child; Atlanta, GA, United States 2039 posts
31st Dec '12

I think it seems fairly accurate. Of course there will always be someone who is something and not something else.....but I can see the traits being true. Mainly bc my DH is the successful green one he fits almost every one except the journal thing. I am the unsuccessful one. lol

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
31st Dec '12

Mostly true. it's a little too airy-fairly for me but i get the gist.
Also, the definition of "success" varies greatly from person tot person.

Goal-setting and lack of GS is HUGE.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
1st Jan '13

Well I'm screwed since I don't seem to do any of the above

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
1st Jan '13

Generally speaking the things are listed as to whether they would be more likely to help you or hurt you in being successful, but I don't think you need to do all of either list to be successful or unsuccessful. Some of those things count for MUCH more than others. One thing I think many people overlook (including this list) is how tenacious someone is & whether they give up when hit with defeat or get back to work on figuring out how to get over/around.through the obstacle. So many people I've seen that really could be successful are simply too easily deterred.



You can be an asshole that blames others for your shortcomings, talks about people, never keeps a journal, doesn't want others to succeed, takes credit for others people's work, has no sense of gratitude & STILL be successful, if you are like a dog with a bone & just keep at it doggedly. I've seen PLENTY of people fit that mold & still do pretty alright for themselves, sadly. I think doing it the other way is much healthier & likely more functional.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
1st Jan '13

I believe it is pretty accurate. Although I am a mixture of both, but most wouldn't consider me successful.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
1st Jan '13

IDTS... I hit most of the things on the "successful" side and I'm... really not :lol:



Being nice, writing in a journal, and being happy don't necessarily lead to success. Actually I think I remember reading an article showing research that suggests being somewhat of a cocky, rude, narcissistic asshole helps you get ahead... but don't quote me on that.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
1st Jan '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" Successful people don't give away credit for their own victories, they just don't steal others credit. Successful people don't all keep to-do/to-be lists. Otherwise, fairly close."

I think it's saying successful people acknowledge other's successes instead of belittling them or taking credit for it themselves.