【美文欣赏】The Success Personality
The Success Personality
Is there a “success personality” —
some winning combination of qualities
that leads almost inevitably to achievement?
If so, exactly what is that secret success formula,
and can anyone develop it?
At the Gallop Organization we recently focused in depth on success,
probing the attitudes of 1500 prominent people selected at random
from Who’s Who in America.
Our research finds out a number of qualities
that occur regularly among top achievers.
Here is one of the most important,
that is common sense.
Common sense is the most prevailing quality
possessed by our respondents.
Seventy-nine percent award themselves a top score in this quality.
And 61 percent say that common sense was very important
in contributing to their success.
To most, common sense means the ability to present sound,
practical judgments on everyday affairs.
To do this, one has to sweep aside extra ideas
and get right to the core of what matters.
A Texas oil and gas businessman puts it this way:
“The key ability for success is simplifying.
In conducting of meeting and dealing with industry，
reducing a complex problem to the simplest term is highly important.”
Is common sense a quality a person is born with,
or can you do something to increase it?
The oil man’s answer is that common sense can definitely be developed.
He attributes his to learning how to debate in school.
Another way to increase your store of common sense is to observe it in others,
learning from their — and your own — mistakes.
Besides common sense,
there are many other factors that influence success:
knowing your field, self-reliance, intelligence,
the ability to get things done, leadership, creativity,
relationships with others, and of course, luck.
But common sense stands out.
If you develop these qualities, you’ll succeed.
And you might even find yourself listed in Who’s Who someday.
2011-06-28 14:44 编辑：juliatt