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( 5 ) SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE LIKE TO WORK AND PLAY

Successful people personify the often-repeated quote, “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Because they love what they do, they find brainstorming, problem-solving and grinding out tough projects thought-provoking, engaging and deeply satisfying. And though they take their work very seriously, the enjoyment and gratification they derive from it blurs the common demarcation between work and play. Even the Bible begins with the creative work of God which He enjoyed by remarking His handiworks as “It is good.” As man is created in God’s image, he too is designed to love the work of his hands in ‘His garden’, take care of it (Genesis 2:15) and enjoy the fruit of the work. Even in the New Testament, it is confirmed that we are God’s handiwork, recreated in Christ Jesus, that we may do those good works which God predestined for us, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). Yes! Despite the toughness and hardships, successful people find their challenges as refreshing and engrossing.


 

( 6 ) SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE AMBIVERTS

Successful people are comfortable acting in ways that amplify their introversion and extraversion, depending on what the situation calls for. They can sit in the back of a conference room and silently listen to what’s going on, or they can go up on stage, grab a microphone and engage a huge crowd -- and they look just as comfortable doing one as they do the other. Who else can be the best example for a “Perfect and a balanced person” than Jesus Himself! Yes, Jesus was both an introvert and an extrovert. Driven by His divine love for people, He was people- centered (Matthew 9:35-36) and He was also a natural leader who told His disciples “Follow Me” (Matthew 4:19). Thus He exhibited Himself as an extrovert. Not only that, He was also an introvert when on earth by embracing solitude especially to talk with God alone (Matthew 14:23). Successful people ought to follow this example to be energetic with His fresh mercy everyday at His feet and also to be refreshed in the company of friends depending on what the situation calls for. Yes, they would be able to sit, observe and listen to what others say. And also they know to engage multitude with their humor-filled healthy information. They would be at ease doing both!


 

( 7 ) SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE SMART

No one would argue that intelligence isn’t an important part of success. They’re not limited by what other people tell them is possible. The Bible says, “He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers - all of them skilled workers and designers” (Exodus 35:35). Against any argument, intelligence takes the best quotient in anybody’s success. Worshipping the “Unlimited God”, successful people receive an unlimited anointing to do everything they lay their hands to with immense success.


 

( 8 ) SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE BOTH HUMBLE AND PROUD

Taking pride in your work is absolutely essential for success, but successful people know they wouldn’t be where they are without the people who came before them and those they’ve worked with along the way. They know that they didn’t achieve their success all on their own, and because they’re OK with that, they don’t have anything to prove. That’s why so many incredibly successful people end up coming across as grounded and humble when you meet them in person. Although God-centered successful people are positively proud and glad about the favor and blessing on the work of their hands, they always humble themselves to share the fruit of their success with their team-mates or their employees. They live by Colossians 4:1 - “Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.” “Teamwork makes the dream work.” And this is what the Bible too says: “For the body is not one member, but many. But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you” (1 Corinthians 12:14, 18-21).


Appreciating the teamwork always keeps a person humble and causes them to multiply in grace (1 Peter 5:5).