Bulletin HASKINS & SELLS 23
Efficiency as a basis for individual success
is to-day a popular subject for discussion.
Men and women in business who
hope to succeed have to give attention to a
thousand and one things. Some idea of
the measure of one's efficiency may be obtained
by undertaking to answer the questions
which appear below:
Do you like your work?
Have you learned the best, quickest, and
easiest way of doing it?
Do you know where your greatest power
Have you a fixed goal, in the line with
your supreme talent?
Have you learned how to get well and
Can you be optimistic under all circumstances?
Do you realize which of your habits,
thoughts, or emotions make you efficient?
Are you correcting your known weaknesses—
mental, financial, or social?
Do you breathe deeply and hold an erect
Are you independent, fearless, positive?
Are you tactful, cautious, courteous?
Have you secured the best possible advisers
Do you wish your rivals well and never
speak ill of them?
Do you work harder than anybody else
in the business?
Have you learned the science of planning
your day ahead?
Can you relax entirely in your leisure
Are you saving money systematically?
Do you enjoy art, music, literature, and
the presence of little children?
Does your highest ambition include some
real service to humanity?
We shall be glad to receive advices from
such members of our staff as might be interested
in becoming attached to our offices
in foreign countries, should we at some time
in the future decide to open offices in such
places as Cuba, Mexico, South America, or
the Far East.