Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

It’s not bragging when, , ,

I know you’ve seen the person who likes to boast about his or her achievements all the time.

In general, I think you need to let your results do the talking.

Let me give you another scenario. I knew a guy one time who wanted everyone to think he was wealthy. He was in decent shape financially, but not what I would consider truly wealthy, , , he had a mortgage and two car loans. Someone who is truly wealthy doesn’t owe for his home or automobiles.

Something else, a truly wealthy person doesn’t try to convince you he is wealthy, , , he already knows it and probably doesn’t care what you think.

When someone tries to constantly tell me how good they are, I tend to be a bit skeptical. On the other hand, when someone shares information and speaks to the quantifiable results they are getting, , , the results tell me this person is successful.

It’s not bragging when you share results or communicate key measurements. Communicating these things is a responsibility you have. Failing to communicate your successes is actually a weakness and does not support your team the way you need to.

It’s bragging when you try to suggest you are accomplishing something you really aren’t or you are trying to one-up the next person.

No one really cares for the bragger, , , but they respect someone who gets results and can show it with specific measurements that can be validated.

Successful people don’t go around trying to convince others they are successful. They already know this and are content to let others judge them based upon the results they can show.