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These 5 Famous Introverts Show That You Don’t Need To Be An Extrovert To Be Successful

These 5 Famous Introverts Show That You Don’t Need To Be An Extrovert To Be Successful

Introverts can often go unnoticed as they don’t constantly showcase their talents or talk about their successes. They are often quiet and unassuming when they are around other people, so they can easily be overshadowed by louder extroverts.

There are lots of misconceptions that surround introverts. Many people assume that because they are quiet, they don’t have much to say – but this couldn’t be further from the truth. While introverts may seem quiet on the surface, deep down they are bubbling with creative thoughts and ideas.

This is one of the main reasons why introverts can be so successful. An introvert will let their work and their success to speak for them so that they don’t have to.

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Just because someone is an introvert, it doesn’t mean that they won’t succeed. In fact, introverts are often amazing leaders who can make big changes to the world around them! Here are five famous introverts who let their success speak for them.

1. JK Rowling

    JK Rowling is one of the most famous authors in the world, and she was recently revealed as the author of the massively popular The Cuckoo’s Calling, which was published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She is intelligent, witty – and also introverted.

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    JK Rowling herself has claimed that she is an introvert, and she often comments on the fact that she was alone when she first started writing Harry Potter on a train in 1990. Harry Potter went on to be one of the bestselling series of all time, and that may be due to the fact that Rowling is an introvert; after all, she created the whole amazing Wizarding world inside of her head!

    2. Warren Buffett

      Today, Warren Buffett is one of the most famous businessmen in the world, and in interviews he often comes across as friendly, warm and talkative in interviews. He has a relaxed, easy manner that lends itself well to storytelling and leading the conversation, so many people assume that he is an extrovert.

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      In reality Warren Buffett is an introvert, which may be part of the reason why he is such a successful leader. When he first started out in business he struggled to have confidence in his ideas, and this meant that he found it hard to persuade other people to believe in his ideas. Today he says that he had the “intellect for business”, but due to his introverted nature he decided to take Dale Carnegie’s seminar called “How to Win Friends and Influence People.”

      Today the businessman is extremely successful, often topping the World’s Richest lists – and this is partially due to his introverted nature.

      3. Albert Einstein

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        Albert Einstein is one of the world’s famous physicists from history, and his discoveries changed the way that we see the world. He was also an introverted character, and he is often quoted as saying that “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” He clearly preferred to live a peaceful, quiet life – and this probably helped him to develop the theory of relativity and win the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.

        4. Steven Spielberg

          Steven Spielberg has directed and produced some of the most popular films ever released, including ET, Jaws, Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Schindler’s List. Today, he is one of the most successful and wealthy men in Hollywood, but he is also a very introverted character. He is open about being an introvert, and he often says that he prefers to spend his time watching movies.

          5. Christina Aguilera

            Christina Aguilera is known for her amazing voice and raunchy costumes, so lots of people assume that she is as extroverted as they come. In reality she is actually an introvert, and interviewers often say that they are surprised to meet her in real life. For instance, journalist Gaby Wood once said; “If it weren’t for her bleach-blonde hair, I wouldn’t have recognized her. Because, besides being petite, she is, it seems, shy. She tells me that she has always been ‘intense and introverted’ and that, as a result, she’s felt like an outsider her entire life.”

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            50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

            50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

            Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

            It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

            It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

            Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

            Quotes for self-assurance

            1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

              2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                  4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                    5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                      6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

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                        7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                          8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                            9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                              10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                  12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                    13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

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                                      14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                        15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                          16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                            17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                              18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                  20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                    21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                      22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                        23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                          24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                            25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                              26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                  28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                    29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                      30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                        31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                          32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                            33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                              34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                  36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                    37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                      38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                        39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                          40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                            41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                              42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                  44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                    45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

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                                                                                                        47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

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                                                                                                            49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                              50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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