The two biggest things people search for are simple: the desire to be happy and the desire to feel satisfied with life. To attain these goals and to achieve great satisfaction and personal satisfaction in your life and career, consider working to incorporate within yourself these 10 simple qualities:
1. Be authentic.
Be yourself. Let the results of your life reflect your readiness to express your personal freedoms. Take care to exercise your own ideas, your free will and independence. Live from your individual uniqueness and the willingness to be different from others. Your authenticity is that place within you that is true and secure enough to withstand the destructive external negative pressures that often come from life and business.
When you are true to yourself and passionate about your life, you choose to see choice rather than challenge. Your true essence is not set up on false pretenses because whatever paths you choose in life, personal and professional, are completely congruent with who you are.
2. Be truthful.
There is nothing of greater significance to offer your life or business than honesty. To understand why being truthful is important, question how anyone, including yourself, ever benefits from dishonesty. The one thing you cannot afford to lose is your reputation. Once that is lost, due to dishonesty, it may be impossible to recover.
Living from the truth allows you to build relationships based in trust between you and your loved ones, colleagues, competitors, staff and customers. Those around you become energized by your honesty, compelling them to progress in their business and personal relationship with you going forward.
3. Challenge yourself.
The more you challenge yourself and flourish, the greater your confidence becomes to challenge yourself yet again. Challenges not only help you grow in skill and knowledge, they help you develop your belief in your capacity.
4. Put love first.
The most significant people in your life are those who genuinely feel for and worry about you. These are the individuals who will always be there to fall back on when you have been disappointed by the world. The people who love and accept you, despite your mistakes and weaknesses, and do not need you to be different are those who bring the most value to your world. They help refuel your belief in yourself when you cannot.
There is no amount of financial gain that could substitute for the love these individuals offer you. They bring a sense of connectedness and belonging which serves to make your life happier and more fulfilling. Those who do not value their loved ones are less well-rounded, less happy and less motivated and successful in life. Do not let this be you.
5. Practice patience.
Knowing the difference between patience and waiting is key to a successful life and career. Patience is not about waiting. Waiting is action-less. When you practice patience, you never stop working toward your dreams even when you do not yet see results. If you are “waiting” without working, you have stopped. When you are passionate, there is no limit to the the amount of work you will do if you see it as bringing you closer to your goals.
Patience means believing enough in what you have set out to achieve to keep going.