Successful People Are Not Aliens, They Just Do Things Differently

Successful People Are Not Aliens, They Just Do Things Differently

Vartika Kashyap 06/05/2019 6

Everyone wants to be successful, but not everyone is willing to make the sacrifice that they made to reach where they are now. Come to think of it, there are some reasons why those people are successful and others are not. There are some habits that they have inculcated in their life or have inherited it that make them so successful as leaders.

So, what are those habits? I’ve tried my best to compile the list after observing carefully the lifestyle and habits of such people over the past quite some time. Take a look and see what you can learn 

1. They are Open to Change

Change is inevitable. If you don’t keep up with change, either you are left behind in the crowd or someone else will take your place. That’s why, successful people are never stagnant. As a matter of fact, they are the ones who innovate and come up with new processes.

So, one thing that you can learn from powerful leaders is the way they adopt to change. They are the ones who are never satisfied with ordinary. That’s why they are always looking for newer and better ways of doing things.

2. They are Confident

Confidence is the key to successful leadership. Remember, there is never smooth sailing in projects. When you are working on constantly switching deadlines, you are bound to have things tasks going south. This can sometimes break the faith of teams. That’s where a confident leader comes into the play.

Confidence brims from the face of successful and powerful leaders. They are confident because they do their homework right. They are well aware of the capabilities of their team and take the decisions based on those capabilities rather than shooting the breeze.

3. They are Simple and to the Point

Time is a rare commodity, which we all spend pretty carelessly. Talk about the most successful people in the world, and you can see that they all are great managers of time. They stick to the crux of things rather than beating around the bush. In simpler words, we can say that they are always simple and to the point.

Whether it is about writing emails, giving lectures or explaining something to their team members, they have the simplest of examples that even a non-technical person can understand. And, that’s the reason they are so popular as a leader!

4. They Don’t Compete with Others

Competition is always good, if you take it in a healthy way. But, seldom do we follow the healthy competition. People these days are more interested in leaving others behind in the race, rather than looking where they want to go.

This is where smart and powerful leaders are different. They know that the race is not with others, with our own self. The race must to do better than we are right now. Their race is to become better each day. And, that’s why they are not messed up in their mind or jealous looking at the progress made by others.

5. They Absorb Negativity

Leadership is not just about giving orders. An important part about being a leader is to be able to absorb the toxicity spread around. You cannot expect everyone to be nice, when there are people from all creeds of life are working around in the team. Even if you have the most positive and cheerful people within the team, you can never control the toxicity that outside factors might spread.

But, that’s where powerful leaders are so good. They know the difference between empathy, sympathy and apathy. They are the first ones to appreciate someone for their achievements in front of everyone. They are also the first ones to pick up the team members when things don’t go the way they were supposed and he/she is down and out. By absorbing the negativity, they make sure that the team continues to evolve each day, and does not get stuck in the rut!

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6. They Love Making Mistakes

The best thing I’ve saved for the last. As they say, to err is human. And, successful leaders are also human. They do make their mistakes. But, the way in which they are different from others is in the way they tackle those mistakes. Rather than getting demotivated from the mistakes, they learn from them.

Like the famous quote by Edison goes - “I did not fail 1000 thousand times at making the bulb. I just found a thousand ways that don’t work.” It’s always about how we look at things. 

Successful people are always looking for the positive side of things rather than getting stuck in the rut of negativity!


Author Bio

Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017 and 2018. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click. Connect with Vartika on LinkedIn, Medium and Twitter.

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  • Jake Kirby

    Successful people are confident about their strategy, they do not hesitate to make a big move.

  • Tom Rowland

    You have to make a lot of effort to become successful

  • Sam Middleton

    Negative people can never make it to the top because they don't want to take risks

  • Lesley Willis

    Nobody is perfect, even successful persons. They know how to seize every single opportunity.

  • Robert Cook

    Follow your dreams, nothing is impossible

  • Kerry Chantrell

    Amazing read, thanks for sharing

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Vartika Kashyap

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Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.  


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