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We all want to do what we can to get ahead in life, and there are so many ways to do so; but which ways, are the right ways?  The values that you live by can impact your opportunities for success significantly. Of course, there are ways to find success quickly, but they are often short lived, and can sometimes reflect negative values.  Positive values are key when it comes to getting ahead, both in your personal, and business life. Here are some important values to practice daily.


Work for Results

Positive results follow positive efforts.  Adopting healthy habits and being disciplined enough to maintain them can significantly impact your ability to reach your goals.  Results of success don’t happen overnight with a minimal amount of effort. Don’t wait for something to fall into your lap, you will be waiting for a long time.  Work towards your goals, whether they are short term or long term; the work you put in dictates the results you get out.


Hold Yourself Accountable

Remember, in most cases, your actions directly affect what your results will be.  Always hold yourself accountable. Whether your results are good or bad, own your actions.  Attempting to place responsibility or blame on something or someone other than yourself can become a negative habit, that may set you back from reaching your goals.


Be Prepared For Change

While it may be frightening, change can also be great.  Always be open to changes. We live in a continuously changing world; there are business and individuals that are successful today, that may not have been twenty years ago.  Embracing change, even when you may not want to, can always ease any transition that you may be going through.


Love What You Do

“Love what you do and never work a day in your life”; a quote which many of us are all too familiar with.  Realistically, there are some days where work is just, work, and often times, it can be stressful. These days are much easier to deal with and see through, when you genuinely enjoy what you do.  Be passionate about your goals, whether they are personal or career based. Your passion will always give you the motivation to get ahead.


Don’t Give Up

Days are difficult sometimes.  Stress from your personal life or work can have a significant effect on your mind set and overall motivation; don’t give up.  Practice ways to maintain a healthy mindset and continue to maintain a positive motivation level. No one ever said reaching your goals was easy!


Work With Others

There is never a time where learning from others is not needed.  Whether you are an expert at your craft, or a beginner, there can always be something new for you to learn.  Collaborate with your peers and colleagues; working with others can provide you with a wealth of knowledge that can help move you towards your goals.


Show Empathy

We are never fully aware of what others are going through.  In your personal life and career, it is always important to be empathetic to those around you.  Do your best to offer assistance to those that need it. In helping others, you will create positive core values that will contribute to your goals.


Be Respectful

Another saying that many are familiar with, “You must give respect to receive respect”.  Be respectful to others, and appreciate them for the work that they do. When you respect those around you, they will respect you as well.  Practice this in both your personal life and work life; it can really go a long way.