An Etiquette-ful Mindset for Success

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We choose how we want to perceive the world inside and outside of ourselves. When we embrace an etiquette-ful mindset for success, we consciously employ the principles of respect, consideration, and professionalism in our thoughts and interactions.

Taking Inventory

Do you maintain an etiquette-ful mindset for success?  Your self-discovery process may include the following:

Self-examine, list, record.

  • Abilities others have acknowledged in you.
  • Perceived personal and professional strengths.
  • Times when you have felt and feel successful.
  • Ways in which being etiquette-ful has helped you up your success story.

Looking Forward

  • A dream you want to come true.
  • Three measurable goals.  (Measurable, so you will know when you’ve accomplished them.)

An etiquette-ful plan for your personal resilience.

  • Make sure you have doses of time with like-minded positive people.
  • Daily, congratulate others on every success. “Good job!”
  • Keep a weekly journal on your continuous improvement in kindness and generosity.

When we keep aspiring to be the best we can be, we overcome little and big challenges.   When proper etiquette is shown, others near feel the respect and kindness in your tone of voice, body attentiveness, and genuine engagement offered.  Besides encouraging others, it's good to quietly personally congratulate ourselves, too.  

Practices for an Etiquette-ful Mindset for Success

Regardless of how success is measured, there are characteristics that mark you as a successful person in the eyes of those with whom you interact.

  • Use proper greetings and the always the polite “Please” and “Thank you.”
  • Actively listen and ask thoughtful questions and engage others in conversation.
  • Dress appropriately. Make sure your clothing is clean, pressed, and suited to the event or setting.
  • Be on time, even a little early.
  • Be open to learning and growing. Embrace feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Be kind and considerate to everyone, regardless.

Having a successful mindset is not only about individual achievements. Nurturing relationships by showing empathy and considering other people’s perspectives, offering help when needed and showing appreciation for others’ contributions go a long way in helping us have a win-win mindset.

Success means different things to different people. But success is much sweeter when it is shared with other people who have loved, helped, and supported you along your way. The choices we make everyday matter and they do add up.

An etiquette-ful mindset for success isn’t an end-state. It’s an enthusiastic one-day-at-a-time aiming for the person you are meant to be.

“Success is not just about achieving goals; it’s also about maintaining a mindset of respect, consideration and professionalism in every interaction.”  (Anonymous)

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