7 things that require Zero talent

1. Being on time
The importance of punctuality is not universal, not really an innate ability, and varies from culture to culture. Being punctual strengthens and reveals your integrity, shows you are dependable, builds your self-confidence, assures you’re at your best.

Punctuality is not a talent but a consciousness that must be developed.  People say, “you never have a second chance to make a first impression. Whether you’re on time is the beginning of your first impression.” Being on time is a statement that the person with whom you’re negotiating is important to you.

2. Making an effort
If you had to rate your effort on a scale from one to 10 and how much you give of it every single day, what would your score be?
An effort isn’t the only thing needed in order for you need to be successful and get to where you want to go, but it sure is an absolute must and something that lacks in a whole lot of people who desire massive amounts of success.
“Success comes through sustained effort.”  , Todd Brison claimed.

To achieve something outrageously extraordinary requires extreme effort. A step is infinitely easier than a journey. Consider the ways to making extreme efforts: refuse to let yourself wallow in self-doubt because you’re alive to succeed. Ask yourself what you can do to better it next time, and do it.

3. Having a positive attitude
“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” , William James, an American philosopher, and psychologist claimed.
A positive attitude is a state of mind that allows you to envision and expect good things. It does not mean living in denial of the negative situations around you. This attitude allows you to stay optimistic. Our positive attitude towards anything starts with positive thinking. In fact, positive thinking is a mental attitude.

4. Using good body language
Although body language is an important part of communication, most of it happens without conscious awareness. In a society, there are agreed-upon interpretations of a particular behavior. Interpretations may vary from country to country, or culture to culture. Body language is a major contributor to the attitude a person conveys to others.  

“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.” Tony Robbins

Whether it is personal or business, once an opinion is formed of you, they rarely change their mind. Body language includes appearance, posture, touch, facial expression, gesture, tone of voice, and eye contact. The bottom line is to not underestimate the power of body language, and what it can do for your overall reputation, as well as how people perceive you.

5. Doing a little extra
As with anything else, it takes additional time and effort to go the extra mile. Believe me, when I say  this strategy when applied to work, and life will pay you dividends. If you are okay with being ordinary,  simply follow the path of ordinary people. But if you want to be exceptional and extraordinary, follow the examples of extraordinary people.
Always make more effort than what is expected of you to be successful.

6. Being prepared
Are you extremely self-disciplined and ready for every contingency or are you more of a go with the flow type and consider being prepared as a useless concept?
We know that life is spontaneous and seemingly random at times and there are many things that take us by surprise that we never see coming or that we can’t prepare for, but when we are well prepared, we can easily jump to Plan B if needed or practice flexibility and adapt when circumstances change.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin.

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success” Alexander Graham Bell.

7. Having a strong work ethic
A strong work ethic is an important part of being successful in your career. Forming good habits such as focusing, staying motivated, finishing tasks immediately, and more helps to create a good work ethic. It’s imperative to understand that even with influence and visibility, without having strong work ethics, you won’t be perceived as someone who’s ready to get ahead. In fact, weak work ethics can actually damage your reputation.
 

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