Saturday, June 20, 2015

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great (Orson Swett Marden)

I have been very lucky in my life. I have come across some exceptional people.

What does it take to be exceptional? This list is handily supplied by Life Magazine. They highlight 10 qualities exceptional people have.

I read through the article and considered it an aspirational list. It's the kind of list that is tough to self-reflect on. It's more what others see in you I guess.

Here's the list first:

1 Grace (those with a dignified elegance, who are noble and ethical)
2 Kindness
3 Composure (self-control)
4 Fearless (those willing to dare greatly in life)
5 Poised (they possess a quiet confidence)
6 Deliberate (clear and persistent in who they are, clear of negativity)
7 Intelligent
8 Unassuming (prefer the background)
9 Truthful (simple, upfront, gentle, but direct in the “being” of who they are)
10 Loving

This final bit from the Life people is a nice summary:
To be truly successful in life it is the understated qualities of success which are sustaining. To possess any one of them will increase the experience of a person’s success exponentially. The truly exceptional know that who they are internally is the most powerful marker of their influence on the world.
I REALLY like how they've expressed that!

Love and peace - Wozza

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