21 October 2015

How can you become a successful leader?

     The most successful people in this world maintain and master good habits. They understand what they do and where they have to direct their energy. But the sad news is that most people don’t have very good habits. And the great news is if you are unhappy where you are and what you are you can change it! If you will decide to try to be successful, to achieve high levels of success, probably you will have to start to develop the habits that can bring you that. I would like to introduce you with summary of lots advices how to be successful. Mostly of them are from leaders that are successful at life, business and family. 

     Firstly, if you want to be successful, you need to have a positive mental attitude, you need to continually feed your mind with positive thoughts. All negative thoughts can’t made you leader, because, a great percentage of successful people have all experienced some sort of setback or failure and they could have just stopped their journey right there and called it quits. But it won’t lead anywhere. Instead, they had a positive mental attitude about themselves and their abilities, which gave them the power needed to continue along and reach their goals. Creating this sort of attitude could be one of your most important habits that you end up incorporating on a daily basis. Psychologist Angela Duckworth has spent years studying kids and adults, and found that one characteristic is a significant predictor of success: grit. "Grit is having stamina. Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint." So you should demonstrate your passion for what you are doing. And remember that everyone has fears. But successful people don’t allow their fears to limit or define them. Fear inevitably keeps you in the same position and stunts your growth. Recognize your fears and seek ways to overcome them. Interview someone you admire and ask that person how he or she overcame a fear or pick up an autobiography and take notes.
      Secondly, engage in self-improvement daily! Successful people are always looking for ways to improve themselves. They read every day and are students of their profession. They don’t spend their time on activities that don't bring them closer to their goals. Though they are a great start, you must continue to educate yourself. Take part in seminars, read everything, surf the net. Even when you think you've got it, press on. Many successful people read 30 minutes or more every day. Reading can increase your knowledge and know-how. When you read, often you are seeking to improve yourself. This automatically sets you apart from your counterparts. Did you know that many successful people limit the amount their TV time to one hour or less a day? How much time do you lose in front of the television that you could be spending doing something more productive?
     Thirdly, invest in relationships! People who are successful are other-people focused. They take time out of their day to strengthen the bonds of friendship and form long-lasting relationships with others. Networking is something they do all the time. They reach out to their contacts and look for ways to help them with no expectation of in return. There's a saying that goes, “Show me who your friends are and I’ll show you who you are.” People are only as successful as those they choose to surround themselves with. Good associations can help you more quickly achieve your goals. According to research conducted by University of California Santa Barbara economist Catherine Weinberger, the most successful business people excel in both cognitive ability and social skills, something that hasn't always been true. She crunched data linking adolescent skills in 1972 and 1992 with adult outcomes, and found that in 1980, having both skills didn't correlate with better success, whereas today the combination does. "The people who are both smart and socially adept earn more in today's work force than similarly endowed workers in 1980," she says.

     I would like to finish with the classic Marshmallow Experiment of 1972 involved placing a marshmallow in front of a young child, with the promise of a second marshmallow if he or she could refrain from eating the squishy blob while a researcher stepped out of the room for 15 minutes. Follow-up studies over the next 40 years found that the children who were able to resist the temptation to eat the marshmallow grew up to be people with better social skills, higher test scores, and lower incidence of substance abuse. They also turned out to be less obese and better able to deal with stress. 

     No matter where you are in life, there is always more to reach for.  When you constantly strive to become a better person, refine your skill set and invest in your future daily, you become more as an individual. When you become more as an individual, your value increases.  The more your value increases, the more successful you will become. And of course- don't give up when the going gets tough. You may have to change your direction, but keep moving forward.

You are interesting in some tips and tricks on how to start everything? You need some advices how to reach these goals that were mentioned? Or you would like to read some examples of building/investing/starting? Just show me your interest by writing it in the comments below and l will do my best by writing another one post on this topic here!

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