The 20 Qualities of Successful People
Whilst reading Tony Buzans Book of Genius I found these qualities that explain why successfull people are successful.
The ‘guiding light’ with in us. Vision is our ability to imaginatively see our life plans in a way that is clear and comprehensively understood in our minds eye. One of the worlds greatest masters of vision is Muhammad Ali, his VISIONS OF VICTORY where so well formed that he could describe vividly round-by-round analysis of his fights months before they occured, often stating in what round and how he would win. Theses publically promoted visions also became etched in the minds of his opponents, who subconsiously shared Alis vision which contributed to their own downfall.
The degree of passion or want to fulfil your visions, goals and successful lifestyle. Many great successful men have described their desire as a’ burning’ or ‘pulsating’ urge or an ‘overriding hunger’ . There are 6 steps that turn desire into success.
To become truely successful you have to posses a solid belief in yourself and your mastermind group. Faith has to be particularly strong as it is often the case that successful people are often ridiculed because their vision is not yet understood by others.
Commitment is the combination of vision, desire and faith.
Planning is vitally important in achieving whatever succuss you want to achieve. Effective planning involves definiteness of purpose, focus and attention to detail of short, medium and long term goals of your overall vision.
The ability to chase your dreams in the face of adversity when others would give up. A man who had incredible persistence was Thomas Edison, Edison conducted over 5000 experiments to get electricity to produce light. He kept going when others told him to stop saying that with every failure he was one step closer to success.
7. LEARN FROM MISTAKES
Many success stories are born from the ability to review mistakes, no matter how unpleasant they may be.
‘ A wise man learns from his mistakes,
An even wiser man learns from others ”
8. SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE
It is impotrant to have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in the field you wish to pursue.
An understanding of the brains functions; behavioural skills, memory, creativity, learning and thinking skills.
The process of creating internal images or ‘to see thought’ and to visualise the outcome of plans and goals.
11. POSITIVE ATTITUDE
A realistic, positive attitude is enthusiastic, optimistic, up beat and can-do and open to every opportunity for getting the best out of every situation. Be careful not to wander into the territory of rose tinted glasses, maintain an accurate assessment of events with a focus on maximising opportunities.
Auto suggestion is the ‘self talk’ we do in our heads (yes, everybody does it, its not just you!) Psychologists have reported that as much as 90% of it tends to be negative. For example. ” I cant do that” “that will never happen for me”. Why not flip this percentage to 90% positive self talk. Charles Dickens ‘auto suggested’ out loud by having conversations with his characters and roaring out loud with laughter.
13. INTUITION or 6th SENSE
This is the ability to ‘sense’ or ‘feel’ accurately the possibilities or probabilities for accomplishing a goal in all situations. This can occur in sudden flash moments of insight like the ‘Eureka moment‘ or it can be a sudden deep down realisation that something will succeed.
A mastermind group is a group of individuals who make up your immediate personal and professional ‘circle of advisors and influencers‘ who assist in the achievement of visions and goals.
15. MASTERMIND (INTERNAL)
The internal role models or’ heroes’- either from history or those in the present who we can learn from.
Your brain is a truth seeking mechanism and will therefore seek out the truth, so it is vitally important to be true to yourself as well as others.
17. FACING FEARS/ COURAGE
It is often assumed that successful people have less fear than most people. In fact the opposite is true. The strength of successful people is in their ability to face fear, as a result they actively step out from their comfort zones to seek fear and tackle it square on, its the thrill of the unknown and overcoming it.
The quality of success is in relation to your ability to generate new ideas, see things from a different perspective, to solve problems in anoriginal ways and to maintain an open, quick, curious and exploring mind.
19. LOVE OF THE TASK
This is expressed as a life consuming passion and enthusiasm, not only for the particular vision but its wider implications.
How many successful people exude a certain physical, sensual and sexual energy? yes thats right, all of them! This magnetic quality comes from the other 19 qualities working in harmony towards your vision of lifestyle success.