6- Luck Is No Accident. Remember I said yesterday that I've won three times on Lottery Scratch Tickets yet I don't play the Lottery or buy tickets? I won $500 once, and $1500 twice. Amazing luck? Sure. I was also selling Lottery Tickets and watched the pattern of losing tickets so I could make an educated guess as to when a ticket was hot. They'll deny it, but when a new ticket arrives in stores it usually has more winners in it to get word of mouth out.
Luck is more a matter of attitude, having a positive attitude means you watch for opportunities to come up and then act on them. Learn to trust your instincts and listen to your hunches. Learn how to turn a failure into a positive because every experience is beneficial.
7- Your Word is Everything. I don't make promises lightly, but when I do you can bet your ass I'll follow through with it. Honesty is incredibly important. When someone asks you a question be honest in your response. You never have to apologize for honesty, even if you've handled something with less tact than you intended. Don't agree to something you don't want to do just because you don't want to disappoint someone. Conflict is two people not agreeing on something, it's not a bad thing.
8. Don't Take Things Personally. When people are critical of something you did it's not about you, it's about the action. Your boss wants you to do your job correctly, if you've made a mistake they are not judging you as a person, they are critiquing your performance. The two are separate.
9. Don't Make Assumptions. I love this one. Don't assume what the other person is thinking or feeling. "I think John is mad at you." coming from ANYONE other than John (and I'd ask myself why he refers to himself in the third person anyway) then that comment is about as worthwhile as "I think Bigfoot likes pancakes for breakfast when he's on Mars." and should be met with the same incredulous look when you hear it.
If John is mad it's up to him to come to you and tell you that. Otherwise, it's on him. Assume the positive everytime.
10. Perfect is the Enemy of the Good. Sometimes Good is good enough. Constant redoes and agonizing over details can stall or even kill a project.