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February 18, 2015

Unsuccessful people make plans.
Successful people make reservations.

There’s a very interesting website called People can post any question they like. Most questions are very good questions. Anyone on Quora can contribute an answer. Anyone can upvote or downvote an answer. Some answers are written by very bright people.

Today I read a rather thoughtful answer to the question, “Why do some people succeed and some don’t?” The quote above is from an answer written by Cyndi Perlman Fink. Here are more thoughts from Fink:

“Regardless of how you want to avoid the phrase “hard work”, since you think it’s clichéd, what separates the men from the boys and the girls from the women is pretty simple.

Unsuccessful people make plans.
Successful people make reservations.

Successful people know when to “fold ’em” and then they understand when it’s time to walk away.
Unsuccessful people keep banging their heads against the wall, doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different outcome.

Successful people don’t live in fear. They may be afraid, but that doesn’t mean they let that fear paralyze them. They move ahead anyway.
Unsuccessful people let fear rule their lives. They’d rather remain mired in it than do something about it.

Successful people see something they want and they grab it.
Unsuccessful people see something they want and hesitate.

Of course the definition of success is a whole different question but I can tell you this, I’m leaving for France, and you know why?

I made reservations.”

I encourage you to check out You might find so many interesting things to read about on that site, you’ll have a hard time leaving it to go about your day. But go about your day you will, and now, you can take with you these useful perspectives on success, provided by Quora contributor, Cyndi Perlman Fink.

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