In a recent survey taken in New York, it was found that the top 3 percent of employees in various

professions had certain values in common:


- They accepted personal responsibility for their work.

- They looked on themselves, and acted, as if they were the owners of their company.

- They were in charge of their own careers.

- They spoke in terms of 'we' and 'us' and 'our' rather than 'they' and 'them' and 'your'.

- They worked longer hours than others.

- They took ownership of the results of their company and any success or lack of success that

  the company experienced.


No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes but it is a sign of maturity when someone takes responsibility

for a mistake and says, 'I am responsible. I was wrong.'

The important thing is to focus on what can be learnt from the experience, to find a solution to it and then move on.


Source: Personal Success, Brian Tracy