Everyone has a different interpretation of what success is, or what it means to them. However, when you break it down, everyone can come to an agreement on it meaning that success is accomplishing a goal, or attaining a meaningful purpose.
That may be a loving relationship, it could a form of artistic expression, or it could be career advancement. Regardless of what the goal is, true success is never an upward, or stable, journey that is achieved easily. The world’s most successful people are always aware of this fact, and they often have behavioral traits which set them apart from the rest.
If you are struggling to achieve what you want in life, you may want to consider starting with an inward look. You will likely require a shift in your mindset to bring yourself in line with how successful people behave, and doing so can improve your chances at success.
It’s fair to say that when you work with amazing leaders and executives you notice what does and doesn’t work in the long-term. It isn’t necessarily personal habits or intrinsic characteristics that will determine your success. Instead, it is all about your behavior.
What does behavior really mean? It’s all about how you communicate, how you react to stressful situations, how you interact with the people around you, the attitude you have in dealing with clients and colleagues, how hard you work, and whether you are disciplined, and focused.
You may know some dysfunctional people who have gained success, but eventually these behaviors will catch up with them and result in self-destruction. Just have a look at the 5 behaviors that you will never see in highly successful people.
Dealing with high pressure and stressful situations in the business world are a common occurrence. Things can’t always go according to plan, and they often go horrifically wrong. It’s just part of the territory. What highly successful people don’t do is panic. If you can’t override that adrenaline spike and stay calm during a crisis, you’re not going to last long.
While passion is a massive driver in success, you can take it too far. When you cross the line from passion into an over the top fanatic- your energy and passion starts to work against you. It results in flawed reasoning, poor decision making, and a skewed perception of reality.
When you are truly driven to achieve greatness, you have one fundamental truth: it’s going to be a long haul, and it’s going to be a lot of hard work. That’s why highly successful people are so disciplined, and highly focused. A lot of people are slackers, and quite simply, it’s why they don’t go on to achieve great things.
Okay, so we may all start out with a wide eyed, gullible approach in the business world. However, the sooner you turn skeptical the savvier you become, and the better your chance at succeeding. Why is this true? Suckers don’t succeed. Highly successful people question everything and will always trust, verify, and consider the source.
Thin skinned people do not make great leaders, nor do they tend to be highly successful. They drive themselves crazy with every little criticism, and obsess over every comment that offends or upsets them.
That makes the business word a difficult place to exist for the oversensitive and thin skinned. That’s why seriously great business leaders often have a sense of humility, and a good sense of humor. While life may be serious, you can’t take yourself too seriously.
Additionally, when you can’t handle your emotions and act out you transfer that energy to the people around you, and it makes everyone miserable.