In order to become a success in your personal and professional life, Dale Carnegie believed you should focus on building skills in five interrelated areas: 1) Self Confidence 2) People Skills 3) Communication 4) Leadership and 5)Reducing worry and stress. Putting these skills to work in your professional life, where it counts the most, will be a great measure of your ability to master these fundamentals; the Five Drivers of Success.
- Build Greater Self Confidence – Dale Carnegie says, in a world were risk, challenge, competition and change go hand-in-hand, self confidence can be your competitive edge. Building your confidence and stretching your comfort zone is important because outside this zone is where your greatest opportunities are waiting.
- Strengthen People Skills – An integral part of building professional and personal success is to strengthen your people skills. Learning to focus on the skills that help you make a positive impression on others will help you grow professionally and personally. You will learn how to win enthusiastic cooperation instead of settling for mere compliance while learning to turn a no into a yes, being diplomatic under pressure. You choose the relationships yo want to improve in your life in order focus on your vision, putting new skills to work where it counts in your personal and professional lives.
- Enhance Communication Skills – Improving your ability to think on your feet and better express your thoughts, ideas and feelings will help you grow and develop professionally, leading to greater personal and professional success. Whether in front of a large group, a small meeting or one-on-one, learning the formula for becoming a more effective, convincing and interesting presenter. Most importantly, learning to discover how to become an effective listener will make you a better communicator.
- Develop Leadership Skills – Dale Carnegie taught that leadership is about the ability to motivate and inspire people from a variety of backgrounds to a higher performance level. Polishing your skills that will help you to be more flexible, enthusiastic, open and approachable will help you gain enthusiastic cooperation from others, enabling you to be more productive.
- Control Worry and Stress – The ability to face challenging situations with a constructive attitude is a determining success factor for all of us. Learning the skills to help you reduce worry, stress and tension so that you can maintain a more optimistic approach to our professional and personal life are some of the most important skills you can learn. Learning to be more focused and directed as you learn to set clear, specific goals while avoiding procrastination will help you confront and solve problems with a more positive attitude.
Most importantly, however, is having the ability and willingness to set goals in all areas of your life: Career, Family, Financial, Social, Spiritual, Community, Health and Personal. If you set these goals and learn the 5 Drivers of Success, you will quickly feel the benefits of attaining the goals in each of the most important areas of your life. Only then will you be truly successful.
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