I got one of those marble covered notebooks and made a list of all the people I admired at Harvard, all of the people in the companies where I had worked who got the promotions I didn’t, and the people who had been role models to me in my life. I started reading biographies of successful people – the list was varied, people like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, etc. etc. etc. I created a page for each person. I started writingdown the characteristics that I observed in these people. When I was finished, I had a notebook full of the characteristics I observed in successful people.
These four Cs – clarity, commitment, confidence and competency have guided me on my success journey, and I’m sharing them with you so they can guide you on your personal journey to the career and life success you want and deserve.