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Saturday, March 08, 2014

What makes people great...

I have been thinking about great people and their faculties.  Just thought about following and feel there are many myths about success and achieving greatness and many times we focus on the activities which may not really be as important as their counter activities.  So thought of Intelligence, Mind and Brain, Institutions, Qualification, Degrees and Diplomas, Destination, Profit, Output, Expectation, Pride, Position, Philanthropy, Rigidity, Styles, Relationships, Companionship, and Competition, Tangibles, Acceptance, Expectations, Dexterity etc.  All these are important and contribute well for attaining targets, however their counter terms as a focal points for action become more important.  

Though MORE makes it highly relative and I have no intention, whatsoever to get into an exercise of measuring it.  However I am convinced about the hidden importance of counter terms which needs more concentration and concern rather then focusing on the terms mentioned above.  In my opinion it is a clear myth that all great people were intelligent, or for that matter it all depends on the institutions as to whether you are able to progress well and grow in your career or not, or nothing moves without money, so profit is really very important, etc etc.  

My thinking drives me with these statements and I shall be happy to learn very many things from the responses of readers. 
  1. What makes people great is their Thinking and Action...not necessarily Intelligence...
  2. What makes people great is Cooperation and Collaboration... not necessarily Competition....
  3. What makes people great is Learning Attitude and Education... not necessarily Institutions (school, college & university)... Click here (http://bobmorris.biz/does-it-matter-where-you-went-to-school)
  4. What makes people great is Passion and Purpose.... not necessarily Profit..... (terms borrowed from Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness)
  5. What makes people great is their Professional Will* and Personal Humility*..... not necessarily their Pride... (*terms borrowed from Jim Collins, Good to Great)
  6. What makes people great is their Honest Intention and Endurance...not necessarily Qualification...
  7. What makes people great is their Path and the Journey..... not necessarily the Destination...
  8. What makes people great is Humaneness and Commitment... not necessarily Philanthropy... 
  9. What makes people great is Adaptability and Flexibility.... not necessarily Rigidity...
  10. What makes people great is Knowledge and Wisdom...not necessarily Degrees and Diplomas...
  11. What makes people great is their Principles and Values...not necessarily their Styles...
  12. What makes people great is Concern and Care...not necessarily Relationships... (examples of Microsoft... guanxi etc)
  13. What makes people great is Heart and Hindsight...not necessarily Mind and Brain...
  14. What makes people great is Love and Friendship...not necessarily Companionship...
  15. What makes people great is Power and Determination...not necessarily Position...
  16. What makes people great is Inspiring and Leading... not necessarily Managing...
  17. What makes people great is Means and Meaning... not necessarily End...
  18. What makes people great is Sensitivities and Intangibles... not necessarily Tangibles 
  19. What makes people great is Faith and Fulfillment... not necessarily Worship...
  20. What makes people great is Rejection and Assertion... not necessarily Acceptance...
  21. What makes people great is their Optimism and Positivity....not necessarily Expectation..
  22. What makes people great is the Process and Performance... not necessarily Output..
  23. What makes people great is their Questioning and Logic... not necessarily Dexterity...
  24. What makes people great is Preparation and Practice... not necessarily Talent (learning from 'Outliers' by Malcolm Gladwell)
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