There are a lot of behaviors that are needed in work to be a Cubicle Warrior. For example, I’ve written about the characteristics used to work with management. Even, very early on in this blog, what it takes to become a Cubicle Warrior.
But, those are more related to work rather than your personal values and characteristics that can help you be successful in work as well as the rest of your life. I was doing some research on success and came across this excellent list of Why some people almost always are successful over at The Positivity Blog.
Offered up are twelve factors that can make a person successful — all very good disciplines to have in work and in life.
I won’t list them here, but will offer the baker’s dozen thirteenth factor for success: A disciplined personal productivity system.
In both work and life, there are hundreds of agreements we make with ourselves or others every week. From picking up bread at the grocery store to making a decision to buy a company, all of your commitments need to be tracked in a system that you can trust. In today’s world, there is simply no way we can keep all of these commitments in our heads.
I’m not advocating a specific approach here, but do practice the Getting Things Done methodology. The key factor here is that, regardless of the system you use, you have one that you trust and use. Doing so will help you execute the other twelve characteristics so necessary for success.