Stay Worthy and Trustworthy
By R.Durga At 1.15pm
Inspired by unpredictable circumstances and which got me thinking…
What are the qualities one must have to be a jovial and successful person both in life and at work?
Our success derives from our mindset rather than skills and to build a good mindset, it takes a lifetime. Most of our mindset is what we believe in and they were taught by our ancestors, our parents, mentors, and spiritual teachers.
“When you see life throughout the eyes of others, it offers a different unique perspective rather than what you see, think and believe. Mindset influences everything you see and do and it stems from your habits. So, what are habits? Habits are the activities you do daily. Try practicing often and they will stick with you lifelong.
” Mindset is who you really are at your core. It’s your habitual way of thinking. While it’s not easy to change, the purpose of life is to evolve and become better a human being. “
So you should think about these human qualities from time to time and always encourage yourself to do better.
Employers also believe that it’s much more likely that a person with the right mindset will be able to develop the required skillset than that a person with all the hard skills would develop the right mindset.
Now, let’s dive into the 8 qualities you must have to succeed in life. This checklist serves as a guide for you to build a good mindset. The right mindset can be your competitive advantage when seeking employment or progress in life.
Top 8 Qualities For A Jovial Successful Life
Several qualities will eventually make you a successful human being on the face of this Earth.
1. Be Empathetic
The most important trait of a successful person is empathy. Being empathetic is different than being sympathetic.
Empathy means you’re able to comprehend what others are feeling and listening to them when they need you the most. It is one of the best traits of an empath. An empath can listen to your problems and help you build the courage to face them on your own. They can know what ticks you off and what builds a happy “YOU”.
2. Be Intuitive
Having intuition means you are open to the mysterious thoughts on your mind and seeing the bigger picture. Through intuition, you’ll get to find solutions to the problems you encounter and intuitions are actually the best way to help you avoid an issue.
The effort lies in gathering the relevant data for your subconscious mind to work on. Intuition often plays a strong role in decision making. You rely on intuition when you must make decisions and take action on them very quickly.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”—Albert Einstein
Often, making a decision can turn out to be hard but with intuition, you’ll get to compare the odds and decide on a technical rationale.
3. Be Creative
Why creativity is essential? Most of the successful people on the face of this earth are those who can think out of the box. They do their research and learn new ideas. In fact, they create new ideas which isn’t a norm for others.
Being creative is allowing your intuition to reveal possibilities to you and following them in the moment. Being in flow is a sort of meditative bliss state, in which your mind is concentrated than at just about any other time. Great ideas come to you when you lose yourself in your work. Some of the best creative experiences come from working in collaboration with others—especially when you can achieve a flow state together. Flow brings joyfulness to your work.
Learn to connect with your creativity through practice, practice, and practice! The source of creativity is your wild imagination.
“Creativity is just connecting things. … Creative people … [are] able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”—Steve Jobs
4. Be Passionate
What is passion?
Passion—“An intense desire or enthusiasm for something.”— Oxford Dictionaries
“Being a successful human being means to be passionate in life. What’s even more riveting? When you combine passion with great drive, enthusiasm and focus, you’re able to concentrate and be dedicated to the task at hand.”
Your utmost passion should be: Doing great work! Don’t settle for less. Don’t compromise on quality. Love your work and you’ll have the motivation to continually hone your skills and expand your experience. When you work with passion, you can reach your full potential.
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”—Aristotle
5. Be a Life-long Learner
Learning—“The acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught.”—Oxford Dictionaries
Being a life-long learner is a quality of successful people. Having the motivation and the ability to learn and grow throughout your life is an essential quality in today’s fast-changing world—especially for UX professionals. You can learn through reading and deep reflection—but most of all you’ll learn through life experience. You can learn by questioning things—and asking the right questions enables you to solve problems. Often, you’ll learn from your mistakes, so life-long learning requires that you dare to keep taking risks.
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”—Albert Einstein
Qualities of Effective Team Members
Qualities that make you more effective when working with other people or on teams include being a good listener, being persuasive, being responsible, and most important: being a leader.
6. Be a Good Listener
The best part about listening is you get new ideas and listen to people’s ideas, not just to their words. When you listen well, you’ll experience fewer misunderstandings and make fewer mistakes.
Effective listening is especially important when doing user research. Having empathy, being a good listener, and using your intuition will together make you a great researcher. Everyone opens up when someone listens to them attentively and shows great interest in what they’re saying.
All too often, people are so eager to speak themselves that they don’t really listen to what others are saying. When people end up talking all at once, all that you hear is chaos! So being a good listener will be the differentiator between you and your peers.
“If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two tongues and one ear.”—Mark Twain
7. Be Persuasive
Good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation.”—Oxford Dictionaries
Persuading another to listen to you is not an easy task. Be a little more interested in what another person has to say to you and then you walk the talk.
You have to persuade business to adapt your strategies and fund your projects, sell your design ideas to your design team and product team, and get developers to faithfully execute your designs and, thus, bring all of your hardwork to fruition.
Your confidence in yourself and your ideas will help you to persuade others but always remain open to the ideas of others, too, and support the best ideas whatever their source.
“If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.”—Benjamin Franklin
8. Be Kind
Kindness— “The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.”—Oxford Dictionaries
It’s essential to be kind and respectful of the people with whom you work. Treat your colleagues as you would like them to treat you. Being kind to one another makes the workplace a happy place to be, smooths the team’s interactions, and helps everyone to be highly productive. When your teammates are struggling, show them compassion and help them to get through tough times.
Demonstrating generosity toward the people with whom you work will set you apart from peers who are overly competitive or focused on self-advantage. Your strength should be about sharing ideas and information freely with your teammates to enable them to do the best job every single day.
Thank you so much for reading.