Successful people who inspire others don’t try to be someone they’re not. They don’t say things they don’t believe in, and they don’t pretend like their problems are more important than anyone else’s problems. By just expressing themselves honestly is what makes them so inspiring.
They know that it’s okay to get angry or frustrated or sad sometimes—and that it’s okay for other people to see those emotions when they surface. It doesn’t make them any less worthy as a person; it just means that they’re human, like everyone else. And that makes all the difference in the world when it comes down to inspiring other people!
They are able to find the humour about themselves and their lives—they know what they’re good at and what they’re not good at. By knowing their strengths and weaknesses they know how to laugh at themselves when their weaknesses show up again (and again). This can be very freeing!
They set their own goals and expectations, and then go for it whilst accepting that everyone’s journey is different.
By understanding that comparing yourself to someone else just makes it harder to see your own strengths and weaknesses, helps successful people to be more inspiring.
They know that the only person you should be competing against is yourself.
They’re not out there trying to prove anything—they’ve already proven themselves with their actions over time.
Successful people learn from criticism and use it to grow as a person. They understand that others may not see issues in the same way as them and instead use feedback to improve their work or performance.
Therefore by learning from the experience, they are more able to see criticisms as opportunities to grow.
It’s easy to get caught up in a cycle of thinking that the only way to achieve your goals is by short-term sacrifices—giving up sleep, or friends, or even your health. But what successful people know is that this isn’t true. You don’t need to make sacrifices if you’re willing to put in the time and effort required for success. The truth is, when you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t mean that you have to give up everything else in your life. It just means that you need to be committed enough that nothing can stop you from achieving your goals.
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of your day-to-day life, but if you’re not careful, it can be easy to lose sight of what matters most. When you’re working hard and achieving goals and dreams, it’s easy to slip into a routine that isn’t conducive to long-term growth. You might find yourself spending more time at work than you’d like because you’re afraid of missing out on opportunities or lacking the time to look after your health or relationships.
But there’s a better way: successful people are those who are honest with themselves about what they want out of life and then take steps towards achieving it every day, no matter how small those steps may seem at first glance. By doing this, they stay grounded in their values without losing sight of the bigger picture—and this helps them inspire others by being true to themselves as well!
Puja McClymont – certified coach, wisdom teacher, speaker and host of the SELF Care 101 podcast.
As a life and leadership coach, I help mission-driven individuals who are seeking direction, to gain clarity, by expanding their inner awareness through the ancient wisdom teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga; so that they can lead more purposeful and fulfilling lives.
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