3 Skills Successful People Keep

You cannot see change in your life without working with people.  And to work with others you must be able to serve them.   

Dale Carnegie said he would pay any amount of money to get someone who could work with people.  People that see change know they must work with people. 


They realize they need others. 

If you are so talented you are making millions or you are a rock star, you may not need other people to succeed. But for the rest of us, there is no such thing as success without a network of friends and supporters. People who do not make and keep friends regularly fail in life. Even Napoleon Bonaparte knew the names of the family members of his staff and officers.


They place a High Value those God has put in their lives.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. - Philippians 2:3


You can not be successful and disregard the people God has put in your life. People who keep failing life regularly disdain the people who have helped them yet they try to be friendly  and warm to those others who are unhelpful to them. Losers take their friends for granted - and suffer for it!


They are grateful to people and show it.

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all… - Philippians 1:3-4


The apostle Paul  writes an entire chapter in Romans 16 listing over 20 people by name and thanking them.  


Unsuccessful people are routinely ungrateful. They don’t show up on time, they don’t thank givers for gifts, and don’t apologize for slights and wrongs.   

Ben Stein said, ”I like to calculate how late my dinner guest will be by using a success/lateness standard. A guest with a good job, really busy, with heavy responsibilities, will be on time. Someone with nothing to do all day will be very late or maybe not show at all. A guy with a low level job that’s going nowhere? Between 15 minutes and an hour late.


I can also tell when someone will complain about the food. If he’s a failure, he’ll have a condescending attitude and not thank me for dinner. If he’s a success he’ll be happy with almost anything and thank me graciously.”