Today I am going to tell you some qualities that made ordinary people extraordinary…..
Warren Buffett is successful for investing and building long-term businesses. Bill Gates is successful for creating a software empire that has changed the way we use computers. Gandhi was successful for leading India into independence from the British.
Success comes in many ways and forms. What’s interesting is that most successful people have very similar qualities.
If you want to achieve your life’s dream and be wildly successful, you need to model yourself after people who are living their dream. The more qualities you have in common, the higher your chances of being wildly successful.
“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character, and character fixes our destiny.”
– Tryon Edwards
WE ARE ALL BORN ORDINARY and many of them remain ordinary, the few who become extraordinary have these qualities in them: –
1.) DEFINITE AIM, VISION AND PURPOSE
Imagine you are playing a football match and the opponent team has got one goal against you……now you need to score one goal ….but you find that there is no goal post of your opponent team……so you are going to knock the ball around on the field to find the goal post…..but you can’t find it …..And the time runs out…..you lost the game.
Same goes here as well, people who don’t know their goals and purpose always loses the game ……successful people always know their aim ….that’s why they can score their goal.
So, have a definite aim, vision and purpose in order to become an extraordinary person.
We have all heard …..”NO RISK, NO REWARD” but how many of us really take the risk necessary to get the reward we want? Not many but for those who do, they are the ones who make it and become successful.
Successful people have the courage to begin and the courage to continue. They are willing to not only bet but go “all in” on themselves. They are not afraid to burn bridges if it means moving forward.
3.) VALUE OF TIME
Successful people are successful because they get a lot done. The only way to do that is by making the most out of the allotted 24 hours we all get.
Extraordinary people value their time and see the direct connection between how they spend their time and their well-being. They are usually always on time and “train” those that deal with them to respect their schedule by implementing strict start and end times for meetings.
The people, who do not value time and waste it, don’t get successful.
4.) ADMIT MISTAKES
There are two things you can do to guarantee that you will NOT be successful in the future: Blaming Others and Making Excuses. When you do these two things, you give up both your responsibility and power.
When something goes wrong and you blame other people or make excuses, you are clearly stating that you have no power in this situation and things are happening to you and not because of you. Great people admit when they are wrong so they can focus on the solution and not waste energy finding a scapegoat.
5.) POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND PERSEVERANCE
People tend to get depressed when they fail again and again…..but successful people do not fear failure and stay positive. They do not care about the result; they believe that their success is inevitable.
This positive attitude makes them resilient when things don’t go their way.
One misconception that ordinary people have about persevering is staying the course no matter what. This is true only if the reason for pursuing your goal is still valid.
Most successful people became successful doing something different from what they initially intended to do (i.e. Steve Jobs started with computers, went into the animation and really made his comeback with the iPod).
This is normal because the world is always changing and they know a lot more now than when they started. Successful people know that if their reasons for doing what they are doing changes, there is no point to continue.
7.) EXPERTISE AND EXCELLENCE
No matter what they pursue; they become the best in their field. There is no job too small and successful people strive for excellence.
They pursue mastery and understand that money is a by-product of the value they offer.
People who experience success know how to concentrate. They realize that they cannot do everything and they do not focus on the activities that will give them the highest return, but on the goals, they want to achieve.
They don’t believe in the hype of multitasking and they know that the fastest way to finish your to-do is doing them one at a time.
I am sure if you find these qualities in yourself …..You are an extraordinary person….and you will be successful in life.
And some people don’t have these qualities…or some of the qualities……don’t get depressed …..Build up these things in you…because no one is born with these qualities ….everybody builds it.
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