To this very day, no one can claim to have the formula for success though particular qualities and practices can make you highly successful. Most people regard that being successful is hard compared to being incredibly successful. Different people have found success in the most peculiar of places but what remains are the traits they practice on a daily basis.
There are many avenues of gaining success and what applies to the mates you schooled with might not apply to you. Success is a journey, and you must ensure to squeeze out every ounce of productivity in every working day coupled with certain attributes to be successful. In this guide, we look at the signs that show you are going to be exceptionally successful. You may already possess some of them, and you can use the rest to be exceptionally successful.
1. You Find Happiness in the Success of Other People
Some of the greatest teams in business are always on the rise mainly because their strongest and most capable members are ready to make the sacrifice and let other people shine and be happy. The best teams comprise of employees, who are prepared to help each other.
If you find that you are glad and happy because your team has achieved success, then you will have more to reason to be successful. You have to make the choice that you can derive happiness from the success of others, and they will help you in achieving your successes.
2. You Seek New Experiences Relentlessly
In the modern age, there is a notion that seeking out new opportunities and experiences is a result of drug abuse, gambling, or a mental condition such as attention deficit disorder. Most individuals view those who seek new pursuits as jumping out of a plane 30,000 feet in the air without a parachute.
Novelty seeking is a trait that keeps you happy and healthy, which then fosters the growth of your personality, as you age. If you were to combine your adventurous nature with creativity, persistence, and selflessness, then you get to tap into a reservoir of creativity that is of benefit to the society in general.
According to Dr Robert Cloninger, to be exceptionally successful, you must regulate your adventurous and creative impulses; at the same time, having a progressive imagination to construct an image of the future would look like when you do something out of the ordinary. This calls you to accept your novelty seeker in you, you will see a change in the quality of your friends, and you will be healthier. In the end, life will have more meaning, and you will find it more satisfying.
3. You Think Life Instead Of Work-Life Balance
One of the hardest things in the modern age is to strike a balance between the hours we use working and the hours we devote to the people in our lives such as family and friends. However, could it be that everybody has it all wrong?
If you just think life, then you are bound to be successful. How? Your business is your life, you are the business, maintaining a figurative work, and life boundaries can be overwhelming. Remember that your family, friends, business, work, and any other interest makes you who you are and separating them can be a daunting task.
Exceptionally successful people find ways to include their family in their working life instead of separating them. If you are all about life, you will find the means to include your hobbies, interests, passions, and personal values in your business life. Failure to do this, you are merely working and not living.
The incredibly successful people know that it is in living that they perform at their best.
4. You Have a Lot of Empathy
In the modern age, unless you invent an extraordinary product or service that your business can offer, then you are in the business of providing existing solutions to age-old problems and needs. However, to identify a need or a problem, then you are bound to walk in the shoes of the person experiencing the problem, which is the actual mark of a successful person in the business.
Exceptionally successful leaders go a step further than the businessperson does and they put themselves in the shoes of their employees to identify what they need to perform better than anticipated. Besides, success is not a line with a smooth gradient, but it is a circle, which means that no matter how well your business performs, and how high your ego soars, it all comes down to the employees who have the skills to make it all work.
5. You Always Seek To Prove Something to Yourself
Surprisingly, millions of people spread out across the globe have a relentless desire to prove other people wrong, and that is the greatest motivator to wake up in the morning. However, exceptionally successful people do not give a hoot about what other people think about them. They are driven by something personal and deeper.
When you have something to prove to yourself, you realize a reservoir of commitment, true drive, and dedication that you can tap into to drive you forward. Your interests come first before those of others and not only will you be exceptionally successful, but you will be happier by proving to yourself you can make better decisions, leave bad habits, et al.
6. You Work Smarter Than Harder
In a typical 8-5 work day, you can work at least 40-hours in a week, like everybody else. Studies show that your productivity decreases when you work more than 40 hours in a week. The trick is to work smarter but be sure to outwork your competition. Do not be lost on the fact that there will always be someone who is smarter and more talented than you are; you must want it more to be exceptionally successful.
The exceptionally successful individuals simply work smarter and work even harder, and this propels them to more success.
7. You Have Different Views on Money
Most people, who only dream to be successful but never get to be, view money as a reward. However, the exceptionally successful people see money as a responsibility. Even those who have achieved a level of success, the first instinct is to buy luxurious items such as cars, houses, stupefying expensive vacations, and so forth; they seek to reward themselves.
Successful people have varying views on money; they see it as a way to grow their business, reward, motivate, and develop their employees, as well as giving back to the community that keeps them in business.
8. You Do Not Think You Are Remarkable
It is no surprise that with the rise of social media, everyone is tooting their horn and they bask in the afterglow of their accomplishments and making other people feel small. However, if you have found real success, you will not see the need to be thinking that you are so remarkable such that everyone should respect you.
Exceptionally successful people accept that their success is set on persistence, ambition, and careful execution of plans and strategies. When you stop thinking about how remarkable you are, you will find space to recognize the mentors who helped in carving out the objectives as well as the employees who made the dream possible.
Despite the levels of success, exceptionally successful people will seek advice on how to advance, and they always reap the rewards of asking questions and praising others with humility.
9. You Recognize That Respect and Dignity Last a Lifetime
Success does not last forever; unforeseeable circumstances can bring an empire tumbling to dust. However, by having a high level of dignity and always showing respect to everyone, you will have support, material and in kind whenever things do not go according to your plans. The only way to ensure that you are successful even without having a fat bank account is by providing dignity to your employees, customers, business partners, and everyone you meet.
The above signs of exceptionally successful people are overwhelming, and they will craft your behavior to be in line with outstanding success. They will help you on eliminating unhealthy habits such as greed, chest thumping, and more.