Originally seen on motivational site Mr. Self Development.com, take a look at these seven success tips that you can use in your own life and career, from auto industry great Henry Ford.
1. Serve others
“A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”
The real key to success is by serving others. Ford said, “Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.” Are you serving others?
“There is no man living that cannot do more than he thinks he can.”
Many people never reach their full potential. Ford also said, “Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” To become aware of your true potential, focus all of your attention to one task at a time.
3. Be productive
“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.”
While we all have the same amount of hours in our day, a successful person controls their day, and less successful people are controlled by their day. Are you mastering your time every day?
4. Solve problems
“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.”
No problem gets solved by avoiding it. Make the commitment to start solving problems as they come, and not going around them.
5. Nothing is particularly hard
“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”
The individual steps to any goal aren’t hard; the hard part is being consistent in making each step.
6. Keep your eye on the prize
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”
Don’t let perceived obstacles get in the way of your goals. When you stop aiming for your goal, motivation and strength stop too.
“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”
Thinking is the hard work, because it forces you to figure out the details and strategies, and then implement them. Be one of the “few”, and think!