by Darpan Sachdeva
After my years of study of routines and habits of successful people and going in depth researching upon their secret sauce of qualities that have made them extremely rich, I have been able to gather upon 12 highly filtered qualities.
These are the essence in my view which have been time and now tested and proven to be the standard formula which most of the mega rich of the world have inculcated within them.
I surely believe that these qualities if embraced in by any average person would definitely take him towards the path to success.
1. Positive Mental Attitude:
All the rich and successful people whom i have studied during my journey of personal development have one thing in common. They all have the positive mindset for the success to happen for them. Successful people are positive enough to persist when everyone else gives up. They all strongly believe in “You are what you think”
If you are in a place of positivity, your percentage chance of hitting the perfect score is higher, much higher, because you are thinking about what you want to do, not what you don’t want to do, or what you don’t want to happen.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
2. Strong Physical Health:
All the rich people have a common thing in between them that they strongly believe in. They all trust in importance of strong physical health. Physical health means being in good condition, being active and eating the right nutritious Think of your body as your most important asset in your life. Having a good, balanced diet will improve your performance by fuelling your body with the right ingredients.
Your body is like a car,a mechanical machine which if not given right fuel or gas will not function properly and shall collapse eventually.
What do Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and OK Cupid founder, Christian Rudder, all have in common? They all work out, and they all consider it integral to their success. Entrepreneurs like Richard Branson have long known that regular physical activity, be it running, lifting, or yoga, can provide you with up to four extra hours of productivity every day.
The rich and successful have in common found to be early risers and following a physical body exercise routine every morning before they take up with their every day business. Early rising and importance of morning exercise is a common trait found in many CEO s, government officials, and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few.
One of the most powerful women in the world Oprah Winfrey combines cardio and meditation to help her power through her busy days.
3.Harmony in Human Relations:
All successful people understand the importance of effective human relations.they fully understand that for success developing effective human relation skills is crucial to establishing and maintaining productive business relationships.
Its important to note that :
–Your most important asset is your network
– Sales transactions are between two real human beings.
–When opportunity knocks, it‘s always a person knocking … and answering.
The rich and successful always buildup strong personal network with people of trust and reliable with sound and harmonious features which helps them further enhance their business endeavors and makes them further more successful.
4.Freedom from fear:
The rich and successful have mastered to conquer fear. They have understood that fear and success cannot live side by side. These fear are the psychological reasons keeping some people from ever becoming rich.” Fears are nothing more than states of mind,” and that “one‘s state of mind is subject to control and direction.”
As says the famous, T. Harv Eker an , businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation.:
“Rich people are willing to act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.”
– T. Harv Eker
Richard branson in one of his famous tweets :
“Don‘t let fear hold you back from achieving your full potential. Harness it and channel it into passion:”
This is the feature what the World–changing billionaire entrepreneurial icons like Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and Larry Page all have.The difference between these uber-achievers and most everyone else is how they manage the fear.
As once interviewed with question about what it was like to launch Google,as Page did,or rocket ships,as Musk does.The reply was:
“IN THE MOMENT IT OFTEN FEELS LIKE WE‘RE GOING TO EMBARRASS OURSELVES IF WE FAIL, BUT IN THE LONG RUN, OUR BIGGEST REGRETS ARE NOT OUR ACTIONS, THEY‘RE OUR INACTIONS.”
In other words, the fear of failure was not as great as the fear of what would happen if they didn’t try.
“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho,
5.Hope for the future Achievement:
The most strong side of all the successful people what i have observed and studied are they all have a desire, A huge big desire for the future, the tomorrow to be, To be or possess something bigger what they have today, some thing better and something achievable.
The rich and successful always have plans and hope and confidence to get to their next level in the future. This is what holds them always in place of success and binds tightly to the future plans and strategies.
They all Dream, Strategise and Achieve!!!!
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash
6. Capacity of applied faith in the future achievement:
The Rich and Successful people all have plans, goals and dreams for the future coming in for them, and have the full faith in these dreams and their fulfillment. This is what is the take away here. They not only just create the dreams and plans but have a visualization for their accomplishment well in advance.they believe in them and see them fulfilling with their applied efforts in to them,
This is the reason why you see all the multimillionaires and multibillionaires making goals for the future and chase them till they have not reached them. This is the reason why an average Joe gives up in between during his chase of the goals and dreams.
7. Willingness to blessings with others:
Getting rich has always been, and always will be, a popular human endeavor, a dream everyone pursues for one reason or another. The rich and successful people know it fully that success is a process and a phenomenon that can only be achieved if you your blessings with others close to you.
They try to make people close to them as well rich and successful which in turn creates more wealth for themselves.The primitive way of making one selves rich by exploiting and making others poor around you has proven to be a failure in the long run.
Drawing on the experience of successful business builders like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and so on, we observe six rules they employ for becoming rich by making other rich:
-.Have a Vision.
– Share the Vision
– Lead by Inspiration
– Train and Support
The rich and successful know that you Can’t Succeed on Your Own hence they build teams. They find apostles for their cause – individuals devoted to them and who their vision and purpose. Their team players benefited financially from their success. You need the cooperation of others to help you succeed in life. The rich are good at forming teams of people who cooperate together, focused on pursuing a singular dream or purpose. No one does it on their own.
The rich are generous with their time and money. Because they operate from an abundance mindset they are not afraid to donate their time and money.
Rich, successful people are great cheerleaders. They encourage other success–minded people who are pursuing a dream or some purpose in life. Their own success makes them understand that all things are possible in life.
There are millions of examples on the above where the rich and successful entrepreneurs have pulled up and made more successful people around them. this is the way they create an aura of positive energy and success around themselves by sharing their own blessings
8.Engaged in Labour of Love:
Rich and successful people truly love what they do and what they are engaged in. They do something that they choose to over every thing else around. For them work is never just a vocation but a Passion.
There is scientific reason behind why all successful people are engaged in the “True love” with their work, as this helps them in any obstacles that come in while doing their work.The power of true love is often difficult to explain. Anyone who has experienced love–at–first sight or been part of a whirlwind romance will know exactly what this means.
When gripped by love, often we enter a state where we become obsessed by succeeding and everything seems possible. Objections, problems and barriers succumb to our self–belief and our passions.
True love helps great leaders overcome fatigue and encourages them inspire others.
They understand that love is an emotion that can overcome fear and doubt. Just like an obsessed athlete can overcome a severe injury at the most critical time, people who truly love what they do will find a way when obstacles come up. Successful People love overcoming obstacles.
The list for the famous successful people who have gone big by following their passion and love towards what they do is big and i can go on and on, but to name few are:
9.Open minded in all subjects towards all people:
Open mindedness is one quality that distinct successful people from the masses. This gives them always upper edge to judge and make healthy decisions and allows to :
1.listen more to what others have to say to them,
2. Avoid making snap and hasty decisions.
3. Thank people for their suggestions
4. Encourages frankness
5. Hunt for new opportunities.
Highly successful people are always open to unexpected opportunities, but first and foremost, they have a clear and detailed Plan A
They view every problem as an opportunity
For instance, most people would get angry if their flight was cancelled, leaving them stranded on an island until the next day. But when that happened to Richard Branson, he realized that all of his fellow passengers were stranded as well, and that gave him an opening.
He chartered a plane, selling seats to his fellow passengers to cover the cost. Branson made it home on time and in style, with a tidy profit to boot. Then, having validated the idea with very little risk, he started an airline.
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
― Albert Einstein
10.Complete Self Discipline :
This is one of the foremost quality that i have observed in the most successful and rich people. They maintain a set rule of disciplined practices on daily basis for themselves. These disciplined habits have become an integral part of their success and richness.
What is important here to note that the true successful people fully understand that their success is directly to their self discipline and is a by product of it. Hence after the getting of the success they do not allow themselves get drifted away from the Self discipline in any way.
Those who have forgotten upon this golden rule and have done otherwise have faced their success and richness going away from them very quickly.
The biggest catch here is the action and set of habits (what ever they are) that the success–ful undertakes on regular basis are consistent and are disciplined. They stick to them at whatever cost.
Success requires a sublimation of self to the requirements of others. It requires a passion for understanding your emotions, your pride, and your priorities, so that you can schedule your time to spend it on what is necessary, not on what is necessarily pleasurable.
Success isn‘t achieved until your priorities have assumed the proper place in your life, and that means excluding those aspects of your life that involve achieving fleeting comforts. It means cultivating a higher level of growth in your mind and your aspirations.
11.Wisdom and wish to understand people:
“Synergy is what happens when one plus one equals ten or a hundred or even a thousand! It’s the profound result when two or more respectful human beings determine to go beyond their preconceived ideas to meet a great challenge.” — Stephen R. Covey
Rich and successful people have this built in their mindset automated or have developed it with learning and persistence to understand others around them.
They take care of their teams,company, friends,family as good as they would do for themselves individually.
This is the last positioned if you would notice in the list here for the successful people concentrate upon. Although this seems to most of us the most important factor to become rich and lead a wealthy life, but please mind this comes after all the 11 above mentioned qualities in building success and richness as studied by the famous Author Napolean Hill in his Classic “Think and grow Rich”
Darpan Sachdeva is the CEO and Founder of Nobel thoughts.com. With a long time passion for Entrepreneurship, Self development & Success, Darpan started his website with the intention of educating and inspiring like-minded people all over the world to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.To keep going and never get disheartened and learn from every adversity.