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Incredible Success Goes Beyond Money & Power

Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, defines incredible success as “To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a Third Metric, a third measure of success that goes beyond the two metrics of money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.”

The following are some habits of incredibly success people. See how many you can relate to!

You are genuinely happy with others’ successes
Great leaders know how to value their teams and their people. They know their roles, go out of their way to help the team succeed and when other people succeed, they are genuinely happy for them.

You’re always seeking new experiences
You have a perfect mix of curiosity, adventurousness, persistence and social awareness and you are always looking at gaps in society to fill them with solutions that your wild imagination can conjure up.

You’re empathetic
You find it easy to put yourself in another person’s shoes and hence you understand existing needs and problems, making it easier for you to find solutions to those needs.

You are driven and truly committed
Most people are driven by success measured monetarily. But, you are driven by a deeper cause; you have something to prove to yourself and you are committed to doing something that will make you proud of yourself.

You see money as a responsibility towards giving
You don’t measure your success by how much money you make. You see your cash flows as avenues to grow your business, opportunities to give to your community and your employees. And you do all this without blowing your own trumpet because you believe in the reward of the act and not the recognition.

You’re humble
You never forget that your success came out of intense hard work, persistence and from other people’s advice and help. You recognize this and you’re never too proud to ask for help, learn and improve.

You value dignity and respect
You understand that pay, benefits and opportunities are all important to your employees, but you also recognize that respecting people and the work they do and treating them with dignity is more important.

Other factors Huffington describes include not drawing lines between work and life and working hard while working smart, meaning that you work as long as there is work to do that is engaging and interesting. Incredibly successful people treat everyone they meet with respect and they know that when they start with this attitude, everything else will follow. To read the full article, click here.

Thanks for reading and until next time… stay WISE!

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