We've all seen lists of the dos and don'ts of successful people. They pretty much always include things like GETTING UP EARLY or EXERCISING or BEING HIGHLY ORGANIZED. Those of us who are under-exercised and highly unorganized because we hit the snooze button 3 times every morning and start our days in utter chaos, we get it. We understand that there are regimented things that we can do in our lives to position ourselves to be a step ahead of the rest.
But there are some other less tangible qualities of successful people that bring big results when it comes to an overall benefit in reaching their goals and continuing to advance in their careers, and their lives. Things that don't involve 5 a.m. workouts and an alphabetically organized record collection.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON'T LET FEAR HOLD THEM BACK
Successful people GO FOR IT. This might seem like something we all do, but it's not. Many of us are afraid to take chances because of a fear of the unknown. We're afraid to go after a career that means less money but offers more self fulfillment. Successful people aren't tied so afraid of failure that they're unwilling to go for something that could change their lives for the better.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE HAVE THEIR EYES ON THE PRIZE
Successful people don't let themselves or their plans become derailed by gossip or drama. They focus on big ideas and working to bring them to life, regardless of nonsense around them. They focus on doing, not on what someone else is or isn't doing. Focusing on minutiae slows you down. Staying focused on you and your goals is what keeps you moving.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE TEAM ORIENTED
Successful people lift up the people around them and they showcase the advancement of others. They want their coworkers and friends to succeed and they celebrate it when they do. They know that there is room for everyone to reach their goals without it taking anything away from their own success. They give credit where it's due and they give it often.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE SELF-AWARE
Successful are better at interacting and influencing other people because they take the time to understand themselves. By knowing what drives you to do the things you do and to react to things they way you do, you're more apt to work better with others. They understand their triggers and how to deal with them and they understand what brings them joy and how to go toward it.
It's nice to know that there are some innate qualities that contribute to our success, instead of just eating quinoa and kale, and meditating while standing on one foot at dawn. If success comes down to the things on this list, I think we can all find ways to be a little braver, a little more focused, a little more inclusive and happy for others, and a little more in touch with ourselves.