Another gem from The Magic of Thinking Big:
You are not pulled to higher levels of success, you are lifted there by those working beside and below you – make the lift easier by being a likable person.
The job of any parent should be to shape their child into the type of person that other people like being around. This, of course, will greatly improve their chance for proper socialization and success in life. In the same way, you should focus on yourself – make yourself the type of person others like to be around. This will help you to be lifted up by others as you move through life. It will help you get the current of life moving in your direction.
Be a source of energy and inspiration. Be fun. Be spontaneous. Be refreshing and new. Be the source. In short, be likable.