Many of us picture successful men as the loud, outspoken, overly confident guy in the dark suit. He arrives to every gathering in a fancy car and is a bit obnoxious. He’s successful and he knows it.
However, successful men often have traits that run counter to this image and involve having a humble approach to life, along with a real talent for connecting with other people. Below are five traits that successful men cultivate.
Be quick to listen and slow to speak
A successful man understands the important of listening and really hearing what others are going through and what their needs are. This enables him to be empathic to others and also to come up with creative ideas and solutions to real problems and issues facing his community and customers.
True success and joy in your career path comes from an honest and humble assessment of your skills and victories. It’s necessary to realize that success is usually achieved in collaboration with others. Humility does not mean that we denigrate our successes or think lowly of ourselves but, instead, that we have a true and honest view of ourselves and others, and recognize that our achievements depend on the contributions of other talented individuals. And often our successes even involve some luck.
Spread the credit for success around
Good leaders are sure to recognize the accomplishments of the team and make certain that the contributions of others are appreciated. They are quick to praise others and celebrate the strengths of those around them.
Help others succeed
Successful men are not in it for themselves. They actively seek to encourage and support the accomplishments of others, and aren’t afraid to work on a project or task that might seem “beneath” them or their position. The successful man humbly knows that success and happiness are not finite and they don’t need to “win” at the expense of others.
Generously mentor others
Successful men are curious and continuously learn, and then seek to share their knowledge with others. They do not fear sharing their secrets or “hacks” for success and productivity. They actively look for opportunities to mentor and pass on their knowledge and experience to others.