Success does not have to be elusive for you. I see success as being the best version of myself and making an impact on other persons for the good.
What do you value as being successful?
The truth is that it may not be what you believe it is. The real successful leader knows achievement doesn’t happen overnight. He/She also knows that status, fame, and even money are nothing if you can’t create value for yourself and others.
What would your money be worth if you have bad integrity or bad spending habits?
What would your fame be worth if you can’t use it to assist others?
Would your status be of value if you are rude or show no respect to your fellow human beings?
I think you get where I’m going!
Here are five habits and traits to replicate in order for you to become really accomplished in life.
Knowing When To Say No
This is a hard one for most people! I know I tend to take on way too many things and juggle different tasks daily.
However, there has to be a point when you realize you have a main aim or goal and should be directing your daily schedule to center around it.
If I wish to be a great internet marketer, should I devote my time to learning about car repair more than social media and online promotions? I think the answer is clear there. What is sometimes less definitive are other things which you can be doing but may take up time from the main daily tasks.
Knowing When To Say Yes
There’s a saying that goes: great leaders “learn to make up their minds quickly and take a long time to change it.” This is in relation to doing valuable things for society and not necessarily choosing what next to watch on Netflix.
You have to be confident enough in your skills and ability to figure things out, that you know once you have an idea it can be completed. I get concepts and ideas all the time. However, I say YES to those who bring more value to my current projects, enhance my brand, challenge me to think outside the box and propel my goals of making a difference in the world.
I took on learning and engaging on Clubhouse recently and even co-authored a book about it. Why? Because I feel this is going to be a great opportunity for marketers to use audio-based content in the future.
Being An Inspiration
The great motivational coach, Jim Rohn, said once, “Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.”
A great way to keep going is to take steps every day to motivate, coach, and inspire others. It not only elevates your own mood but continues to spark the fire of enthusiasm for life and your career.
Being an inspiration can mean something as bold as doing coaching lessons, speaking at a seminar, or training others in skill. However, do not doubt that being there for your kids, helping a significant other through a problem, or just walking an elderly person across the road can be just as vital and inspiring.
Going The Way And Not Just Showing The WayIt takes some real effort to talk to people and show them what they need to do in their jobs or daily tasks. This is what different types of leaders do every day.
Being involved in different companies and projects has made me see something even more essential. I have to not only talk the talk but walk the walk.
If I don’t show the utmost respect for others, value building others up, display great integrity and conscientious habits, then it can never pass onto my team members. It’s just like the adage goes that “children live what they learn; children do what they see.”
If people can imagine a world with opportunities, value great work ethic, and see me being an inspiration then they themselves will take on those habits. It won’t come by second nature. But at least when they see the fruits of my success, they will decide to try to model it in order to become just as victorious in life.
Fostering An Environment To Grow Other Leaders
There’s nothing wrong with being courageous enough to follow in the footsteps of great leaders. Honoring your craft and applying your skills to assist another’s goal is exemplary.
However, what catapults a great leader into being an exceptional one is the will and foresight to grow and encourage the development of other leaders. Leaders are not born as most people believe. The skill sets and talents may be present but correct training, constant urging, and the culturing of the right environment is what is required for persons to become leaders in their own right.
There is only so much that you can do on this Earth. Passing on your knowledge, insight, and experience can pave the way for future generations to become even more successful.
Maybe you find honor in learning a craft and leading others? Or maybe you’re wishing to know how to become a better parent, teacher, supervisor, team leader, or president?
Comment below and tell us what habits you find as exemplary traits of leaders.