Fearless, Inflexible, Strong, and Humourous- FISH. These are 4 attributes that are to be found in some of the most successful people in the world. Many studies on sportsmen, politicians, and business people have identified these traits as a main contributor to their success as individuals. I am all about self improvement so along with trying to build them up in myself, I thought I would share with you how you can do the same.
Fearless– Successful people have the bravery to stay with their convictions. They face adversity and power through it. They often seem to be able to succeed against huge obstacles because they have the conviction and fearlessness that keeps their end goal and vision in place. They just plough through and carry on.
I know in my own life I have had to overcome numerous challenges and it has not always been easy. In fact, there were times when I really was ready to give up.
Inflexible– Those that are successful don’t believe in half-assing or in half measures. They don’t tolerate stupidity or incompetence. They speak their mind freely and stand against injustices and things they believe are wrong. They aren’t swayed by bureaucracy and command fairness and order. They fight for what they stand for no matter what crowd they need to disagree with.
This one I know is tough for most people, including myself. It is hard to put yourself out there and become vulnerable or stand out. It doesn’t come without risk. But, to be truly successful and true to ourselves, it is a requirement.
Strong– Successful people are strong and thick skinned. They don’t react emotionally when they undergo personal attack. They accept criticism without taking offense.
This is definitely where I need some work. I am known to be quite sensitive and take things too seriously. I am also quite passionate and I often tie my emotions into things. How about you?
Humourous– In order to be successful, you need to have a sense of humour. Life is full of obstacles but if you can find a way to smile about them and learn from them, you will be a lot happier and content. This sense of humour can prevent stress and actually give you strength when you need to overcome something difficult.
This is one I am better at. I make fun of myself all the time and I can truly laugh at the goofy things I do sometimes. I am also pretty good at getting others to laugh too.
Remember FISH in your life and it will help you get the happiness you desire. I know there are more great personality traits that will only aid in your success further, but FISH will at least give you a head start to achieving your true success.