Winner takes it all
Follow these five qualities that successful people have in common that make them interesting and different
United States President Barack Obama lifted the world with his emotional farewell speech. His ad dress to the world for the fi nal time as President made many of his admirers take to Twitter and mourn the end of an eight-year era. Obama has all the personality traits that a person needs in order to motivate others and bring change. Here are five such qualities that interesting people possess.
1 They explore risky territories
History is full of examples of failure of those who take the safe and easy route. The ones who make a name for themselves usually accomplish something despite all odds or embark on unchartered paths. Doing interesting things is always risky. And extraordinary people dare to take risks.
2 They have a great sense of humour
Celebrities and political and business leaders often spice their public meetings and speeches with humour and anecdotes from various events.Having a good sense of humour is beneficial because it helps you look at the reality of life in an optimistic way. This way, you can also influence other people.
3 Their presence and absence is always felt
You know when they are away.
You know it when they are quiet.
These are the kind of people who have a stage presence. It is the mesh of confidence, selfbelief, strong body language and how well they socially interact. These are the people who do the most boring things with style.
4 They have the perseverance to bring change
Perseverance is about staying focused and not losing sight of your goal. You might come across as stubborn, but there is a good chance you will achieve your target if it is logical.Many success stories are about people who were confident about their goals and did not take rejection easily.
5 They know when to let go of the past
Holding on to the past or your mis takes will only slow you down.
Successful people are not anchored by the past. They learn from it fast and move on to a bigger challenge. They don't dwell on hurtful events or situations, which can lead to grudges filled with resentment and vengeance. That is the reason they don't end up being swallowed up by their own bitterness
Jan 17 2017 : The Economic Times (Mumbai)