The 3 Things Every Successful Person KnowsBy Homaira Kabir
Success has a flavor most of us long for. We follow people who are successful. We try to figure out what they're doing right. We read books that promise to have cracked the secret code. It’s family, culture, and friendship, says Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers. It’s purpose, intelligence, and chance, says Anthony Tjan in Hearts, Smarts, Guts, and Luck.
If you're reading this, chances are that you too want to be successful—and that like most people, you're still trying to figure out how, despite all the information out there.
Perhaps it’s time to stop looking outside for answers and to look inward instead. Because no book can substitute the inner work that's needed to understand what you really want in your life. Once you've figured that out, go back to the books, because you'll be able to pick up helpful information without being overwhelmed by information overload.
Here are 3 areas you'll want to think about. They'll help you define a new path forward, or bring more energy and passion into your current work. Don't skip any one of them—you'll soon see why!
Area #1: What Are You Great At?
Many people struggle with this. We're so used to focusing on our faults and failures that rattling off a dozen of our weaknesses feels far more natural and is way faster than coming up with even 3 things we're truly great at. It helps to thi