SUCCESS STORIES / JUL. 18, 2013
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9 Things Exceptionally Successful People Do

“Do or do not - there is no try”

The wisdom of Yoda is often truly baffling - there are so many lessons that are embedded in Star Wars, with Master Yoda being the one to deliver them more often than not.  The above quote applies to success as well - you can either be successful or not, there is not middle. Want to be included in the first category? Then here are some things successful people do to maintain their level of triumph:

1. Know the Power of Knowledge

Successful people are packed with knowledge. Their experiences spread across different field and that is precisely why they love spreading it. They know a good opportunity when they see it, and strive to make the most of it. People are power have experienced some level of success, which is why they are thirsty for more and take every chance they get to improve themselves.

2. Set Goals and Make a Plan

It is all good and dandy to know your goals, but it is a whole other story to make things happen - something that successful people are pros at. Instead of making lists and freaking out, they set their personal goals and make a plan on how to achieve them.

3. Strive to Improve

Successful people understand that there is always room for improvement. You cannot become the perfect human being - it’s a fact and successful people recognize that. They want to be the best at what they do and the only way to achieve this is by continuously improving your skills and abilities.

4. Practice Flexibility

Uptight, angry and inflexible - these are 3 qualities that successful people are void of. Due to their level of success, they are open to flexibility, ideas and creativity. Instead of being threatened by others, they thrive off ideas and encourage flexibility in the workplace.

5. Master Communication

Successful people are easily recognizable because of their ability to communicate effectively. They love to talk, but not unnecessarily, and they enjoy hearing ideas. They realize the balance between listening and speaking - which makes them excellent leaders!

6. Commit to Achieve

No one gets commitment better than a successful person. They are the gems that companies look for in employees as their primary qualities include loyalty, commitment and confidence. They do not shy of making a commitment and delivery results - in fact, it is what they are best at.

7. Do, Not Try

There are those people who achieve, and then there are those who spend their life trying to achieve. Successful people are from the first category because they master the art of ‘action’ instead of just being ‘all talk’.

8. Recognize Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes; it’s what makes us human. The difference between a normal and a successful person? The latter will own up to mistakes and take responsibility for their actions - not only that, but they will do everything to improve and learn for the better.

9. They See Clearly

No, I don’t mean 20/20 vision but that successful people are able to be part of and see the big picture. They don’t focus on the petty; instead they understand the dynamics of larger projects, connect the dots and work to make them better.  

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