7 Characteristics of Highly Successful People Part 7

This is the last part of this series. You can read Part 6 here. So far, how has this series been so far for you? Please do let me know how you feel after reading this series. I would very much like to hear from you.

In this last part, you are going to read something unique. It is easy to talk about it, but not easy to practice. In fact, I feel this is the hardest to practice out of the seven characteristics.

Highly successful people practice these two words. Emotion and logic.

What is this emotion and logic? How can you apply to your life to become successful too?

Remember this statement, Sparked by Emotion, Backed by Logic. Highly successful individual are driven by the emotion in them. At times, they have that sudden burst of ideas and inspirations, but they understand that they might be blinded by their emotion. Thus, they will back their emotion with logic and fact.

Why is this difficult to practice? We are either strong with emotion or dominant with logic. Left brain or right brain, we have a dominant side.

Some possess the spark of emotion but failed miserably because they do not plan with logic. Some work superbly with logic but never get started because they lack the drive from emotion.

And some are worse. They did the opposite. Spark by logic, backed by emotion. Examine the scams out there. The scams apply this concept to confuse you.

Been to one scam presentation. This scam sells the idea of going public in two years time. Investing in the company early will have you make a profit of 10x your investment when the company goes public.

They show you figures, testimonials of investors making money before IPO, concepts and strategy of business. Logically speaking, based on the presentation this is a sound investment to the ignorance. This sparks the intention of investing into this business. With the emotion of greed backing it up, cheques and credit cards are out for the taking.

If you are backed by logic and facts, naturally you will find out that this company is playing a ponzi scheme. It’s a scam.

When my business partner and I launched a sales program in early 2013, it was a spark of emotion from him. He didn’t execute it immediately. He talked to people who may be interested, did his numbers and research the market. Finally being very certain that we won’t lose money, he gave the go ahead.

What most did was either jump in too fast due to the emotion or waited too long due to logic. The challenging part of this is to married the two and playing a balancing act. Both have to play their part equally.

When I am looking at company on the stock exchange to invest into, I too get excited when I notice a gem. Initially glance looks good, that got my emotion up. I don’t put my money in immediately. I exercise my logical part after that. Research everything about this company – qualitative and quantitative. I can research up to 6 months before making a decision.

When you have that spark of emotion, hold it. Allow your logic to come into play. Find facts about the idea. Once your fact are there, decide on it.

This is the last part of the series. Drop me a note on what you think about the series. I would like to hear from you!

2 thoughts on “7 Characteristics of Highly Successful People Part 7

  1. Cyrus Yung

    I got this feeling before. People painting very nice pictures, when their true intention is not what they were selling.

    Always use time and research deep to find out if what was selling is a ponzi or not.

    There is also your greed too. If you take it as a gamble, then 9 out 10 you will lose.

    Be wise to ask your peers who are in your type of business and wait.
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    1. skyjoe76 Post author

      When emotion is high, it’s like muddled water. You can’t see clearly. Wait for the dust to settle, the water cleared, then make a decision.


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