1. They don’t blame.
Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn’t masochistic; it’s empowering, because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time.
2. They don’t control.
Find people who want to go where you’re going. They’ll work harder, have more fun, and create better business and personal relationships.
3. They don’t try to impress.
Genuine relationships make you happier, and you’ll form genuine relationships only when you stop trying to impress and start trying to just be yourself.
4. They don’t cling.
Holding on to what you think you need won’t make you happier; letting go so you can reach for and try to earn what you want will.ling.
5. They don’t interrupt.
When you interrupt someone, what you’re really saying is, “I’m not listening to you so I can understand what you’re saying; I’m listening to you so I can decide what I want to say.”
6. They don’t whine.
If something is wrong, don’t waste time complaining. Put that effort into making the situation better.
7. They don’t criticize.
Yeah, you’ve been around more blocks and climbed more mountains and slayed more dragons. That doesn’t make you smarter, or better, or more insightful.
8. They don’t preach.
When you speak with more finality than foundation, people may hear you but they don’t listen. And they don’t want to be around you.
9. They don’t live in the past.
The past is valuable. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others.
Then let it go.
10. They don’t let fear hold them back.
Whatever you’ve been planning, whatever you’ve imagined, whatever you’ve dreamed of, get started on it today.