The desire to succeed comes deep within
As you work on your 10X journey, you will need to bring a significant personal transformation into you. You will need to literally reprogram your DNA and evolve to an entirely different level. You need to build what you call a winner mind-set.
You cannot perform if you do not transform.
Here are the core personality traits that you need to develop to not only become a great professional but a great human being. These are traits that will not only drive your professional success but your life-success as well.
Must-to-Have Personality Traits for a 10X Professional
Trait #1- Ambition
Ambition seems like a great word, and everyone takes it for granted. Everyone feels that he or she is ‘Ambitious’, BUT in reality very FEW are. Ambition is not day-dreaming BUT courage to think big, in the face of reality. Ambition is not to worship your role-models, but a drive to become a role model yourself. Ambition is not a cozy comfort, but a daily discomfort which does not let you sleep. Ambition is not vague BUT high definition and clear image of your future.
Trait #2- Self-Belief
Ambition has to be backed by Self-Belief. If Ambition is the destination, Belief is the vehicle to take you to the destination. If you have the courage of conviction but do not have self-confidence and belief that you can make it happen, you will be frustrated. Self-belief is not a special virtue but it is natural to a human being. The human race has reached this stage of progress, only because we are able to think big and we have the confidence to bring those dreams into reality.
Trait #3- Self-Motivation
Expanding on the metaphor- If ambition is the destination, Belief is the Vehicle to take us there, and Motivation is the engine, which drives it forward. The good news is that motivation is something that is free and in abundance as you are the one who generates it. The bad news is that NO one but you are going to drive yourself to pursue your ambition. People will guide you, give you feedback and help you in many ways, but the motivation to reach to the stars has to come from your own-self.
Trait #4- Self-Discipline
Coming back to the metaphor- If ambition is the destination, belief is the vehicle, and motivation is the engine, Discipline is the fuel which powers the engine. No motivation or belief will work if you do not have the commitment to work for the cause day after day, week after week. There is no one but you to keep a check on you. There is no one to penalize you if you miss your targets. There are things which you will do which will give you immediate results, but there are agendas that need consistent work but will give you great results only after months and months (and even years) of systematic effort.
Trait #5- Endurance
Even if you are working hard to build a 10X career, you may get some results much faster than you expect, and for others, you may have to wait longer than expected. You will succeed in many areas, but also fail in a few of your endeavors.
You may find tremendous opportunities and big-breaks early in the game or you may get unexpected setback which can disturb your entire career strategy. You have to dig-in
Trait #6 – Alertness and Agility
Nothing is more important than keeping your ears to the ground. You need to have a very sharp antenna to know what is happening at ALL levels and functions in your organization, what is happening in the overall job market, new skills, new players, competition and much more. The best way of doing it is to have a deep network of contacts and keeping your mind and eyes open.
Trait #7 – Thoughtfulness
Smart-Work is as important as Hard-Work. Through-out this course, you will be encouraged to introspect, to do deep thinking on your career, to figure out your Top priorities to achieve maximum outcomes with minimum effort and time and to objectively assess and manage situations. The fact is that very few of us find time to do deep thinking. An hour of diligent and deliberate thinking can save days of effort. This program will help tune your mind to think-through on any subject from all angles and come out with the best possible solutions.
Trait #8 – Self-Development
10X Career is all about bringing in a transformational change in yourself. You can bring this change only when you work on looking at yourself, your conduct, your habits and your capabilities with an open and detached mind.
You need to get feedback from people who are in a good position to give you sincere input on your development areas.
Trait #9 – Last but not least- Integrity
This is one subject, which I will talk about again and again in this course. Human life is nature’s miracle, and the best way to honor this miracle is if you are honest to yourself and to others. Honesty, Integrity and being trust-worthy is the bed-rock of a worthy existence and complete life. Nothing- I repeat no success and no reward is worth it if you have earned it by sacrificing your integrity.