In Out of Reach but in Sight: Using Goals to Achieve Your Impossible, I wrote about the three qualities all successful people have in common: Passion, Vision, and Commitment.
I truly believe that and you can read more about it—free for a limited time—if you download the eBook from my Facebook Author Page. (It’s the only place you can get the free eBook.)
What about the four most attractive and remarkable human traits? Being successful is one thing, being attractive and remarkable is a bit different.
To maintain an undying belief in your ability to produce a positive outcome supersedes virtually everything else.
I’m sure many of you’ve heard the expression attributed to Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can or you can’t—you’re right.”
It’s true. You’ll be better off being committed than unsure. And, the way you think directs your energy and outcomes. What you think about you bring about and self-fulfilling prophecies are real in both directions.
Recently, I offered up a few pieces related to the new Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy book called Living Forward. One of my favorite quotes in the book is, “What we see ahead impacts actions we take right now.”
If you see success and happiness, you’ll do things today that lead you toward success and happiness. If you want to see more, check out You’ll Love the Life You Look Back on if You Are Living Forward.
Belief with a little too much bravado is, well, ugly. But, belief with a whole lot of humility is attractive.
These two traits play together and in proper dosages of each become a great combination.
Believing in your own ability to become successful in fantastic. Maintaining blind belief of all you believe is simply arrogant.
I often think of a Mahatma Gandhi quote when considering these two traits. He said, “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”
Patience helps when belief in yourself becomes tested because your efforts take time to yield results.
Patience is not waiting for something to occur. It’s maintaining resolve while you tirelessly work for what you want.
Only the most patient continue to work when they struggle or face obstacles. Your belief in yourself helps keep you going. Your humility allows you to gracefully accept the challenges because you know everyone—including yourself—will encounter them. Your patience helps you withstand the length of time these efforts take.
Check out Seth Godin’s The Dip to make sure you don’t quit too early.
To me, you’re nothing if you’re not ethical, honest, reliable, and trustworthy. I don’t think I need to add anymore on this one.
As always, I love to hear from you: What do you think are attractive human qualities?
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