The Secret of My Success – Myth or Reality?

October 8, 2010
the secret of my success

“I am an Opportunist”

When working with clients I so often hear, “This is the secret of my success” and “This is what got us to be this successful.” But “this” is some habit that most people would define as not very attractive. Like second guessing everyone on your team, always believing you can do better, or framing things with a position of never good enough.

When I hear this what I am thinking is, “Perhaps you were successful despite that behavior.” You may suffer from this sense of dilution that makes all of your good and bad behaviors be the secret for your success. It is critical you know the difference because sooner or later those bad habits really begin to amplify the more you ignore them.

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