Personality Development: Your Success Starts Here
Courageous Self-Confidence podcast – Personality Development (Part 1)
The single most important multiplier to your success is your personality. Personality development is the best way to improve your chances of success.
Everything factors out of your personality. This single factor is bigger than self-confidence. It is bigger than courage. It is bigger than goals. It is bigger than vision. It is bigger than story telling. It is bigger than strategic friendships.
Think of anyone who is anyone. Celebrities. The cool person in the office. People that you continuously look up to. More often than not it is their personality that you admire. It is their personality that you look up to.
And what about you. Think of a time when you had great success in something. Usually it was a personalty trait that got you that success. Or maybe someone gave you a break, but a personalty trait carried you till you saw personal success.
In this episode
- Why your personal success starts with your personality click to tweet
- How to start improving your personality click to tweet
- A simple exercise in personality development click to tweet
Other episodes in the Personality Development Series
YOUR PERSONALITY IS THE SINGLE GREATEST FACTOR TO YOUR SUCCESS
Webster’s dictionary definition of personality
1. the set of emotional qualities, ways of behaving, etc., that makes a person different from other people
2. attractive qualities (such as energy, friendliness, and humor) that make a person interesting or pleasant to be with
3. attractive qualities that make something unusual or interesting
Marketing (book) by Kerin, Hartley, Rudelius definition of personality
a person’s consistent behaviors or responses to recurring situations
Quote from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (book) by Steven Covey
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Exercise in developing personality in 3 steps
1) Identify your personality traits
start with identifying your behavior traits. Pull out a sheet of paper and list out characteristics about yourself. For example, I am detail oriented. I love meeting new people. I love finding the gold in others. I am loyal. I am forgiving. If you are having trouble you can write the words “I always” … and then fill in the blank. Or “Most of the time I …” then fill in the blank.
You can also utilize personality assessments if you are having trouble.
Remember, your personality is the consistent behaviors. After you have a list, circle the personality traits you have that you want to improve.
2) Pick one trait to improve upon
Pick one. One trait. Maybe it’s your love for people who are very different from you. Maybe it’s your ability to look on the bright side of life in hard situations. Maybe it’s your ability to sympathize with people. Pick one trait.
3) Take this week to improve on it
Your job this week is to give wings to your chosen trait. Make it better. Find a way to develop that one single trait. Next week we’re going to cover several ways to develop personality. This week I want you to try it on your own.
Next week we are going to go even further with personality development by exploring traits that are universal to personal success and how to activate them.
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Samuel Hatton is a multi-talented media creator and an encourager. His mission is to encourage others in who they truly are so that they can have greater capacity to live out their destiny. He does this by producing inspiring content as well as coaching people to take courageous action toward their passions and goals.
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