Hello Amazing People,
It’s the new year, and most of us are reeling with excitement about our plans and dreams. Some have taken the plunge at new year resolutions, even dared to make them public. A number of us want to be at least better at doing or being something. Am I right?
Well, I’m here to shake up your perspective a little. You see, just like you, I’m figuring out life and the desire to be successful fills my heart every day or at least most days, when I’m not overwhelmed. While most people will advise you to be good and easy to like as a pathway to achieve success, I bring a different approach to the table. Indulge me, as I walk you through five annoying behaviors that will make you successful this year, and I will also tell you why they work. Let’s dive in!
#1 Be Loud with Your Ideas and Dreams.
We’ve all been there! We’ve had that friend, family member or random person that just won’t shut up about what they want to do. They drive you and everyone around nuts with their newest flair and passion, and you suck your teeth as you listen or zone out. Well, I’m asking you to do the exact same thing this year. You see, there is nothing cute about a great idea that just never leaves your head or heart or you are working yourself out privately and never really achieving anything. As annoying as it is to keep talking about yourself and your dreams, you might find someone willing to collaborate with you, or a suggestion that will polish your idea. Even better when someone who found you annoying is sharing their irritation about you, they will inadvertently connect you with a partner who will help you execute your ideas.
#2 Bossy Self Confidence
Very often people often equate low self esteem or any form of your doing everything possible to stay unnoticed to humility. I beg to differ! I believe in being humble but I don’t agree that you should exude anything short of a strong sense of self to portray that. Over the years, I have learned and seen, people treat you how you perceive yourself. In other words, act like a successful person and you will be treated as one. I don’t mean you should be unapproachable and have a ridiculous behavior. But take yourself, your time, and whatever you do seriously. More importantly, be confident in who you are, what you’re doing, and where you’re going. It might annoy some people, but it will promote you and what you do.
#3 Insist on your values and what you believe in.
Think back to the last time you were in a conversation with someone that just won’t budge on their opinion. It’s even more aggravating when they are wrong or making absolutely no sense. Well, this is not exactly the same, but could provoke the same reaction. Part of establishing yourself includes being known for who you are and what you believe in. This is not the year to be flexible, and wishy-washy in what you believe in. Your values define in and will translate into the things you do. So, insist on them, stand by them, and if it makes you unlikable by some people, so be it.
#4 Tell Negative People Off.
Telling people off is generally annoying, I get that and I’m sure you do too. However, I have observed that people continue to spew negativity into you and/or what you do until they are stopped. Don’t let them stay long in telling you how you can’t be or can’t achieve. Don’t tolerate their disbelief in you because you might soon start believing them. Tell them off and let them know they can stay in your life and be quiet or support you, not anything else.
#5 Celebrate Yourself
The norm is to wait for people to pat you on the back and let you know you’re doing well. When you beat your drums yourself, you might appear obnoxious. Well, this is the year to be just that. Encourage yourself, celebrate your victories or achievements, do the patting on the back, clap and cheer for yourself. When you do this, you encourage yourself. Some people that don’t know what you’re doing will recognize it better. Here is the thing, some might find it annoying, but others will join you in celebrating yourself.
There you have it! I wish you an amazing new year annoying some people, but getting closer and closer to your dreams.
This has been a guest post written by Winie. Winie blogs at Winie’s Student World, where she creates a daily lifestyle guide focusing on Food, Health, Student Life, and Career Tips, to empower youth around the world. Winie’s Student World captures a global audience of youth, challenging and inspiring them to reach for excellence.
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