Andrew Carnegie knows success

Andrew Carnegie embodied the American rags to riches mythology and invented the self help genre. He had ten principles by which he lived and did business which are still relevant today.

1. Set A Clear Goal

What do you want out of life? Well set your eyes on the prize and keep after it.

2. Surround Yourself With The Right People

Choose friends and mentors who are living the life you want to live.

3. Give 110 Percent

Don’t do the bare minimum required of you, do more, if you want to thrive and not just survive.

4. Confidence

Believe in yourself, your goals, and your destination.

5. Govern Yourself

If you use self-control and self motivation, no one else will need to control and motivate you.

6. Do Something New

Don’t hop on the bandwagon, build a new wagon, a better one.

7. Attitude Is Everything

You get what you give, and if you give out positive energy and feelings then you will receive the like back, and vice versa.

8. Be Discerning

Learn how to cut through bullshit.

9. Focus Your Energy

Keep moving forward, even through adversity, and don’t be easily distracted by inconsequential things.

10. Find The Good In Everything

Even hardship, look for the opportunities which lie like hidden pearls in your problems.