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Self Development Articles: Signs of Success

Today is all about signs of success. Let me say Hello once more, and welcome you  to another summary of an article I found on the web using the tag ‘self development articles.’

You can view all the previous summaries in the series by clicking on this category link. The aim of the series is to provide you with a summary to save you time. That is exactly the same rationale that underpins Blinkist.

Today’s Self Development Article – Signs of Success 

8 Signs Of A Successful Life That Have Nothing To Do With Money Or Fame is an article by Ayodeji Awosika. I found it on his blog The Destiny Formula.

I have featured one of his articles before in this series of self development articles.

Favorite Quote from the Author In the Article

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Summary of the Article

It introduces us to the thought that success is not always about money or higher status. The author then lists 8 things that he says are “signs of success” and have nothing to do with money or fame.

Reading Time of the Article

5 minutes

About the Author and Lessons Learned From The Article

Ayodeji is a personal development blogger and author of The Destiny Formula. His goal is to help as many people as possible find the freedom to do exactly what they want in life.

The clear lesson to take away from the article is to for each of us to know what success truly means at a personal level. Clearly that is something that can mean different things to different people.

Once that dream is known then his advice is to do whatever it takes to fulfill that goal.

My Take

I loved the article. I do enjoy the author’s style. It is refreshingly original and he has a writing ‘voice’ that commands respect and attention.

But more than that, I have to agree with most if not all of the points that he makes. I particularly like the “You’re Polite” sign of success.  I enjoyed that point so much that it is worth repeating the above quote from the article (in full) –

It’s astonishing how many people don’t have good manners. Treating people the right away pays dividends. Every person you encounter is the most important person in the world in their eyes — successful people know to treat them as such.

I must admit to a bias at this juncture. Politeness is one of my hobby horses!


I recommend the read.  It is an easy read and contains truths and a strong message.

This is a further post in what has become a series about self development. The idea is that I take an article or perhaps a video or an infographic and summarize what it really means.  I have always been a believer in self development even before it became trendy!

Shucks I even write about self development in my About page! And if you need to know more then please check out my Personal Development page. Self development? Personal Development? C’est la même chose!

If you have a thirst for information like me then I can help. I believe I have found part of the  solution through Blinkist. It is an app that if used properly can be a tremendous aid to self development.

One of the advantages of me going through many hurdles of trying to create and improve myself in my retirement is that I have discovered things that work. Things that aid productivity.

Self Development and Blinkist

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Formal Education vs Self Development

Indeed, I am a great believer in self development. Formal education can only teach you so much. The rest is up to you. Learning is within the capacity of all. We do it as soon as we leave the womb and it should be a continuous process. You are never too old to learn.

Through my passage in life, I feel qualified to pass on my wisdom about self development. I feel so strongly about it that I intend to eventually offer one to one consultations to help anyone who is prepared to listen. Listening and learning are the easy bits. You as an individual have to implement those lessons. No one can do it except you!

You can be the most intelligent person on earth but without self- awareness and self development then you run the risk of stagnating. Even worse, you could go backwards.

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