In Summary
  • Great people treat everyone as their equal. So do the same. Be open to others’ views, but stay focused on your own goals.
  • Successful people are driven by big dreams and clear values. Not by pursuing individual wealth and status.

Do you dream of becoming someone really remarkable?

Most of the things that could make that happen turn out to be things you can learn — like working hard, or coping with adversity.

Because no matter how tough the going gets, remarkable people remain optimistic and keep their strength and resolve. Is that you?

You can predict how you might cope with a major problem by looking at how you manage life’s smaller challenges.

Things that often get ignored because they’re not urgent or exciting. Like keeping fit, making time for your spouse, or saving money.

If you’re dealing with these well, then you have the seeds of success in you.

Improve your coping abilities by building some slack in your schedule so you can tackle an emergency.

BUILD YOUR FUTURE

And by budgeting better, so there’s always some money in the bank.

And fixing problems while they’re small: preventive maintenance doesn’t only keep your car moving, it’s good for your relationships, career and health.

Great people treat everyone as their equal. So do the same. Be open to others’ views, but stay focused on your own goals, living your life according to your own values, and choosing your own destiny. With a focus on what you can change for the better.

And don’t dwell on the past. Instead, immerse yourself in whatever you’re doing and your plans for the future.

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