SUCCESS’s Best 10 Articles You Might Have Missed in 2014

Here at SUCCESS, we really strive to deliver powerful and valuable content because we know you, our readers, take full responsibility for your own success. We know you’re aspirational-minded and wholeheartedly want to improve yourselves. So that’s why we give you practical tips, traits and tactics we know you can adapt to your lives, to reach your goals—whatever they might be.

Here, we wrap up the year with our most popular articles. So skim them again for an uplifting refresher, or read for the first time any you might have missed along the way.

Without further ado, here are the 10 most-read articles from 2014:

1. Instead of Complaining, Remember These 10 Things by John C. Maxwell

“Achievers have a can-do attitude that sets them apart from mere dreamers. Achievers are sold out to success—no matter the obstacles—and they are willing to put forth the effort and pay the price of success.”

Check out the 10 tips that can help you reveal your own can-do attitude.

2. To Perform Best in Life, Remember These 6 Ziglar Truths by Zig Ziglar

“The moment you begin to worry about the things you want and the things you don’t have in life is the moment you will lose your gratitude for what you actually have. If you are ungrateful, you will never be satisfied or content or joyful about your life. The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.”

Find out how to accomplish holistic success with Zig Ziglar’s 6 principles of performance.

3. 10 Things Successful People Never Do Again by Dr. Henry Cloud

“Everyone makes mistakes… even the most successful people out there. But, what achievers do better than others is recognize the patterns that are causing those mistakes and never repeat them again.”

So see for yourself, the 10 things high performers promise they’ll never go back to doing.

4. 16 Rich Habits by Tom Corley

“Don’t give up. Those who are successful in life have three things in common: focus, persistence and patience. They simply do not quit chasing their big goals. Those who struggle financially stop short.”

Learn the 16 positive habits that separate the wealthy from the poor.

5. Rohn: A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials by Jim Rohn

“Live a vital life. If you live well, you will earn well. If you live well, it will show in your face; it will show in the texture of your voice. There will be something unique and magical about you if you live well. It will infuse not only your personal life but also your business life. And it will give you a vitality nothing else can give.”

Read Jim Rohn’s short list for what constitutes a good life.

6. 5 Life Lessons You Never Learned in School by Shelby Skrhak

“Success is simply solving problems. Sure, some things are complicated, but if you take it one piece at a time—solve the problems, put it back together—you can’t believe the enterprise you could build. Take it a piece at a time, master it, and then put it back together to solve it.”

We share our 5 favorite lessons from our new product, The Jim Rohn Guide Series.

7. Rohn: The 4 Powerful Ways to Change a Bad Habit by Jim Rohn

“Whatever you do, don’t camp at the fork in the road. Decide. It’s far better to make a wrong decision than to not make one at all. Each of us must confront our emotional turmoil and sort out our feelings.”

Discover the 4 basic emotions that can trigger the most incredible activity.

8. 7 Personality Traits of a Great Leader by Jim Rohn

“Learn to be strong but not rude. It is an extra step you must take to become a powerful, capable leader with a wide range of reach. Some people mistake rudeness for strength. It’s not even a good substitute.”

See what Jim Rohn says are the 7 qualities of skillful leadership.

9. Leaders Eat Last by Shelley Levitt

“Leaders have to accept that their responsibility is not the performance of the company but the performance of their people, and that doesn’t mean numbers but whether people are working to their greatest potential.”

Check out 5 leadership principles from Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last.

10. How to Ask for (and Get) Everything You Want by Mark Victor Hanson

“Tell yourself there is nothing to fear except fear itself. Fear of punishment or rejection is why most people hesitate to ask for what they want. They are afraid that going out on an emotional limb will result in humiliation if they fail.”

Learn 6 strategies that can help you overcome common obstacles of requests.


Jessica Krampe is the digital managing editor for A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Jessica has worked for news, entertainment, business and lifestyle publications. Outside of the daily grind, she enjoys happy hours, live music and traveling.

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