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7 Underrated Qualities Of Successful People



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Though many people attribute their success to “hard work,” it’s not that convincing. After all, a majority of people work hard enough at their jobs or endeavors without seeing any favorable returns. What helped to tips the scales in favor of the winners, the multi-millionaires, the masters?

To be successful, you have to see it as an achievable outcome that requires a certain number of steps to be followed. Hard work is only a small part of it. To propel oneself to the coveted levels of success, a person must be able to push himself, continually, to be a better version of himself.

The thing that sets successful people apart are these seven qualities that we often fail to see:

1. Appreciating the people behind the scenes

If you stop to count the number of people that influence your ability to accomplish great work, you’d be surprised. Regardless of how media depicts success, no major accomplishment is a one-person show. To become truly successful, a person must appreciate the support that he receives from other people.

Your team might be your employees, your colleagues, or even your family, who supports your ambitions and helps you reach your goals. It’s crucial to appreciate and let your team know their contributions are vital to your success. It’s always a good practice to see your team as a monumental element of your journey and give them the respect they deserve.

“Trade your expectations for appreciation and the world changes for you.” – Tony Robbins

2. Listening

The ability to listen attentively will open many doors when utilized correctly. If you want to achieve something sustainable, begin by listening to people. No matter who they are, superiors or subordinates, people respect an individual who can put everything aside and hear what they have to say. Not only does it show that you respect their opinions but also hugely determines how others view you as a leader and human being.

Thankfully, being a good listener is a quality that is not inborn but a matter of practice. Honing and enhancing this skill will make people instinctively gravitate towards you, as they can openly communicate with you with minimal interruptions and keen interest. 

3. Grit

Some people call it drive while others refer to it as hunger. You might not be the smartest person in the room, but if you have grit, you’d be pretty much unstoppable.

Successful people have grit at their core. They carry the yearning, the gnawing desire to do more, be more. They are willing to do things that ordinary people hesitate to do. Somedays, you might have to miss your favorite movie or pull an all-nighter to get a job done. Recognize that these are only a few hurdles to your end goal. 

However, it goes far beyond only working hard. Having a hunger for greatness implies that you should always be ready to learn. The sooner you realize that you know very less about anything, the more you’ll learn. Value people, communicate, build connections, read, scour the Internet. The options to learning are endless. 

4. Courage

Everyone follows the rules because it works. It is a safe path that can guarantee a specific result. Yet it is also the same thing that makes you run a blind rat race until you realize that half of your life is gone and you didn’t spend it the way you wanted. 

It takes a major cognitive shift to realize that the way things are and have been, can always be challenged. We need to look for solutions to our problems, not necessarily what everyone has been conditioned not to question. Act, think, and go in a radically different direction and field, and have confidence and courage in your ideas. Because to make an impact on the world, you need to stand up and protect your ideas.

5. Attitude

The right attitude is what makes or breaks your success. Here’s the thing: you can be a winner even when you fail. But only if you have the appropriate attitude to see it as such. Successful people know that failure is inevitable. Rather than succumbing to your negative thoughts, use your time and energy to find opportunities to put you ahead.

Attitude is the X factor that can turn a significant setback into a life lesson to be learned. When you’re able to see the positives in a negative situation, you’ll take failure at its face value and never shield you from taking active risks.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou

6. Humility

Humility is such an underrated trait, often because people mistake it for weakness. To show humility is to appreciate the struggle and grind that others have to go through by helping as much as you can.

Striking that balance, succeeding without ever forgetting where you came from, or how many other people out there are still struggling, is how you gain the influence and respect that lasts. It’s a kind of superpower you’ll be able to always turn to in your pursuit of additional wealth and self-improvement.

Ultimately, the key to maintaining it is not allowing your perspective to become deluded by the success that may turn out to be temporary. 

7. Consistency

An incredible revelation about all highly successful people is that they are all consistent. They do the same thing, the same pitch, with the same level of dedication repeatedly. Consistency builds discipline. Disciplined actions that are done consistently create success. Practice a consistent, disciplined approach to your life. 

A consistent approach starts with being disciplined in your day-to-day activities. If a particular strategy doesn’t work and you keep changing it, you’ll think nothing works. Come up with a method and be consistent with it until you’re sure which parts don’t work. Start with today.

Anjan Pathak is a Co-founder and CTO at Vantage Circle - an Employee Engagement Platform. Anjan is an HR technology enthusiast, very passionate about employee wellness and actively participates in the growth of the corporate culture. He is an avid reader and likes to be updated in the latest know-how of Human Resource.

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How Your Beliefs Can Supercharge or Sabotage Your Success

Your life is dictated by beliefs and biases that drive your thinking, behaviors, and decisions



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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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Here’s a Young Man’s Antidote for the Uncertainty of the Modern World

Why do a lot of young guys lack confidence in today’s world? 



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Toxic Leadership: 5 Ways to Identify a Bad Leader

if you have a leader who displays any of the toxic traits, it’s time to move on to greener pastures.



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Let’s be honest, we’ve all crossed paths with a toxic leader in our careers at some point. Unfortunately, while some toxic leaders don’t even bother to hide their behaviour, some know very well how to conceal their true selves behind a strong-built facade. The latter is the most dangerous of the two. (more…)

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