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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 15816 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 b***hes 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 23116 posts
status 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 a*****e 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 42775 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 a*****e helps you get ahead... but don't quote me on that.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 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.