Keys to Success

        1. The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.—James Yorke, mathematician

        2. We have a ‘strategic’ plan. It’s called doing things.—Herb Kelleher, founder, Southwest Airlines

        3. The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. – Michael Faraday

        4. We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects. – Alexis de Tocqueville

        5. There is no such thing as a self-made man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the makeup of our character and our thoughts, as well as our success. – George
          Matthew Adams

      1. Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion, and the determination to keep going anyway. – Nick Gleason, Founder and CEO, CitySoft

      2. The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse. – John Mason

      3. It isn’t easy to be frank with yourself. But, if you wish to find your particular success in life, it is the most rewarding reaction of them all. – Brownie Wise

      4. Life is a series of near misses. But a lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. – Howard Schultz

      5. Risks, I like to say, always pay off. You learn what to do, or what not to do. – Jonas Salk

      6. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison

      7. The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year. – John Foster Dulles

      8. Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist. – Mary Kay Ash

      9. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou

      10. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby

      11. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, What’s in it for me? – Brian Tracy

      12. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. – Benjamin Franklin

      13. There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

      14. The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli

      15. Action is the foundational key to all success. – Pablo Picasso

About the Author Bill Ringle

Bill Ringle is a CEO, former Apple exec, published author, and angel investor. Through Grow Business Now, he offers strategies and tools to elevate growth for executives and entrepreneurs from more than 46 industries. Bill has conducted nearly 200 podcast interviews on My Quest for the Best, where industry and business leaders share their secrets to success.

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