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30 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Going To Be Highly Successful

30 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Going To Be Highly Successful

We all wanted to be the successful people we see in magazines, in newspapers, and on the internet. What qualities do these successful people possess that bring them to their success? All successful people have a set of characteristics and threads that enable them to succeed.

Here are 30 signs that show you are going to be highly successful:

1. You can adapt to change.

There will be times when you know you have to change, in order to move forward when things are not working as well as they use to. You are not affected negatively by any changes that come your way, instead you adapt to the change and are flexible about it.

2. You are not one to complain.

You recognize that complaining is energy draining and it does not bring you to accomplishing any productive solutions in your situation. You choose to focus on resolving the problem instead.

3. You spend your time productively.

You manage your time properly and you are always on time in your meetings and appointments. You plan your time productively so that you can utilize it effectively to accomplish your goals.

4. You are self motivated.

You constantly take action and take initiatives without having to be pushed by others.

5. You never hesitate to do more.

You are willing to do more than the job you have been given. You know that doing more is an opportunity for you to practice more, and also a way to build your reputation.

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6. You are willing to help others.

You understand that everybody needed help at some point. As long as you are able, you are willing to lend a helping hand to others.

7. You forgive.

You do not hold grudges or resent the people who have hurt you in the past. You take the experience as a lesson to be learned and thank them for making you a stronger person.

8. You are happy with the success of others.

You are happy to celebrate their accomplishments. It is a motivator for you.

9. You take every obstacle as a learning opportunity.

You grab the opportunity to learn whenever you face a challenge, because you know that you will gain something from it.

10. You love being around successful people.

You like hanging with successful people — they inspire you and you can gain insight from them.

11. You love unconditionally.

You love to give and you love with no boundary. You know that loving unconditionally is the key to true happiness. You are the happiest when the people you love are happy.

12. You take on responsibilities and never blame.

You recognize that blaming means you are not in control of your situation, so you choose to take control by being responsible for your situation instead.

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13. You love learning new things.

Learning is always one of your top priorities. You know that continually gaining knowledge and information is crucial in order to be up to date in today’s society, so you will never be clueless about what is going on around you.

14. You are curious about other people.

You like to get to know others, as you know that you can always learn from their experiences and gain knowledge from them.

15. You always aim to do better.

You always look towards becoming better at what you do, so you are excited to improve yourself at any given chance.

16. You are willing to let go.

You know that dwelling in the past is unproductive so you let go of what you can’t change, and change what you are able.

17. You are fearless.

You understand that fear is a choice, and you refuse to let fear drag you down. Instead, you choose to be strong and overcome your fear with strength and positivity.

18. You question what you don’t know.

You ask when you are not certain about something. You don’t just leave the question unsolved and slips away, instead you will ask someone who has the information or you will look up the information yourself.

19. You see things in a few different perspectives.

You come out with a few different perspectives to resolve your issue. You are not stuck with one perspective, because you know that in order to resolve your issue, you need to see things in a few different directions so that you can have a clearer view of where you are standing and where you can go.

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20. You work well with others.

You love working with others, and are cooperative. You know the importance of support when accomplishing bigger goals.

21. You are passionate about your pursuits.

You love what you do, and you enjoy every moment you spend working on your pursuit.

22. You understand your strengths and weaknesses.

You recognize what you are good at and polish your strengths. You acknowledge your weaknesses and work to improve them.

23. You acknowledge your mistakes.

You are willing to admit to your fault, and you work harder to be better the next time.

24. You understand the pain of others.

You are compassionate to their suffering. You are able to see their point of view and understand where they are coming from.

25. You are content.

You are grateful for what you have, and thankful to the people who have helped you along the way.

26. You never give up.

Giving up is not an option for you. You know that as long as you keep fighting, you will get to where you want to be someday.

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27. You believe in yourself.

You understand that there will always be ups and downs in life, but you strongly believe that your vision and goals will be achieved eventually.

28. You don’t care what others think of you.

You understand that no matter what you do, there will always be negative people around, and you are not going to be affected by their judgements as long as you know what you are doing is right for you.

29. You take criticism positively.

Criticism is for you, a great resource to improve yourself. You don’t take it personally, and instead, you use it as a guideline to better yourself.

30. You love the person you see in your mirror.

You love yourself. You know the importance of self-love, that in order to be loved by others, you have to love yourself first.

You might not see yourself having all 30 signs at this moment, but don’t worry. You definitely already have some of the qualities right now, and as long as you are constantly working to improve yourself, you will eventually get to the rest of the list. Keep moving positively and you will get better as you go.

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How to Fight Information Overload

How to Fight Information Overload

Information overload is a creature that has been growing on the Internet’s back since its beginnings. The bigger the Internet gets, the more information there is. The more quality information we see, the more we want to consume it. The more we want to consume it, the more overloaded we feel.

This has to stop somewhere. And it can.

As the year comes to a close, there’s no time like the present to make the overloading stop.

What you need to do is focus on these 4 steps:

  1. Set your goals.
  2. Decide whether you really need the information.
  3. Consume only the minimal effective dose.
  4. Don’t procrastinate by consuming too much information.

But before I explain exactly what I mean, let’s discuss information overload in general.

The Nature of the Problem

The sole fact that there’s more and more information published online every single day is not the actual problem. Only the quality information becomes the problem. This sounds kind of strange…but bear with me.

When we see some half-baked blog post we don’t even consider reading it, we just skip to the next thing. But when we see something truly interesting — maybe even epic — we want to consume it. We even feel like we have to consume it. And that’s the real problem.

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No matter what topic we’re interested in, there are always hundreds of quality blogs publishing entries every single day (or every other day). Not to mention all the forums, message boards, social news sites, and so on. The amount of epic content on the Internet these days is so big that it’s virtually impossible for us to digest it all. But we try anyway.

That’s when we feel overloaded. If you’re not careful, one day you’ll find yourself reading the 15th blog post in a row on some nice WordPress tweaking techniques because you feel that for some reason, “you need to know this.”

Information overload is a plague. There’s no vaccine, there’s no cure. The only thing you have is self-control. Luckily, you’re not on your own. There are some tips you can follow to protect yourself from information overload and, ultimately, fight it. But first…

Why information overload is bad

It stops you from taking action. That’s the biggest problem here. When you try to consume more and more information every day, you start to notice that even though you’ve been reading tons of articles, watching tons of videos and listening to tons of podcasts, the stream of incoming information seems to be infinite.

Therefore, you convince yourself that you need to be on a constant lookout for new information if you want to be able to accomplish anything in your life, work and/or passion. The final result is that you are consuming way too much information, and taking way too little action because you don’t have enough time for it.

The belief that you need to be on this constant lookout for information is just not true.

You don’t need every piece of advice possible to live your life, do your work, or enjoy your passion.

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So how to recognize the portion of information that you really need? Start with your goals.

1. Set your goals

If you don’t have your goals put in place you’ll be just running around grabbing every possible advice and thinking that it’s “just what you’ve been looking for.”

Setting goals is a much more profound task than just a way to get rid of information overload. Now by “goals” I don’t mean things like “get rich, have kids, and live a good life”. I mean something much more within your immediate grasp. Something that can be achieved in the near future — like within a month (or a year) at most.

Basically, something that you want to attract to your life, and you already have some plan on how you’re going to make it happen. So no hopes and dreams, just actionable, precise goals.

Then once you have your goals, they become a set of strategies and tactics you need to act upon.

2. What to do when facing new information

Once you have your goals, plans, strategies and tasks you can use them to decide what information is really crucial.

First of all, if the information you’re about to read has nothing to do with your current goals and plans then skip it. You don’t need it.

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If it does then it’s time for another question. Will you be able to put this information into action immediately? Does it have the potential to maybe alter your nearest actions/tasks? Or is it so incredible that you absolutely need to take action on it right away? If the information is not actionable in a day or two (!) then skip it. (You’ll forget about it anyway.)

And that’s basically it. Digest only what can be used immediately. If you have a task that you need to do, consume only the information necessary for getting this one task done, nothing more.

You need to be focused in order to have clear judgment, and be able to decide whether some piece of information is mandatory or redundant. Self-control comes handy too … it’s quite easy to convince yourself that you really need something just because of poor self-control. Try to fight this temptation, and be as ruthless about it as possible – if the information is not matching your goals and plans, and you can’t take action on it in the near future then SKIP IT.

3. Minimal Effective Dose

There’s a thing called the MED – Minimal Effective Dose. I was first introduced to this idea by Tim Ferriss. In his book The 4-Hour Body,Tim illustrates the minimal effective dose by talking about medical drugs. Everybody knows that every pill has a MED, and after that specific dose no other positive effects occur, only some negative side effects if you overdose big.

Consuming information is somewhat similar. You need just a precise amount of it to help you to achieve your goals and put your plans into life. Everything more than that amount won’t improve your results any further. And if you try to consume too much of it, it will eventually stop you from taking any action altogether.

4. Don’t procrastinate by consuming more information

Probably one of the most common causes of consuming ridiculous amounts of information is the need to procrastinate. By reading yet another article we often feel that we are indeed working, and that we’re doing something good – we’re learning, which in result will make us a more complete and educated person.

This is just self-deception. The truth is we’re simply procrastinating. We don’t feel like doing what really needs to be done – the important stuff – so instead we find something else, and convince ourselves that “that thing” is equally important. Which is just not true.

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Don’t consume information just for the sake of it. It gets you nowhere.

In Closing

As you can see, information overload can be a real problem and it can have a sever impact on your productivity and overall performance. I know I have had my share of problems with it (and probably still have from time to time). But creating this simple set of rules helps me to fight it, and to keep my lizard brain from taking over. I hope it helps you too, especially as we head into a new year with a new chance at setting ourselves up for success.

Feel free to shoot me a comment below and share your own story of fighting information overload. What are you doing to keep it from sabotaging your life?

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