It Is Not What Makes Them Successful

I have missed updating my personal blog and writing articles for a while. My reason (excuse) is that I was busy doing a few things during the past few months. I was very focused because I believed those things were very important to me and my business.

But when I finally get some break from those “important things” and look back, I realize that I had made a critical mistake as most people still do but not yet aware. I can be aware of it at this point (I wish I could realize a bit earlier though), because something subtle inside of me has changed over the past year since I stared consciousness practice.

I’ve made a mistake

Just like many of you, I follow a bunch of very successful people. They are savvy business men and women, they own very successful businesses. The contents they shared on social media made me believe that if I could gather their knowledge, share their network, apply their business strategy, I would be as successful as they are.

So I signed up for different coaching programs, learned the latest business and marketing trends and tactics, interacted with people on social media. Basically I spent a lot of time doing what those successful people do. But after a while, despite some mediocre progress, I found exhaustion.

I knew what I learned is authentic and had proved to be working since there are lots of social proofs. But why only little progress? What did I miss? I feel exhausted following what they do. It felt like I was lost in a jungle, trying to find a path out. That is a big and ever growing jungle of knowledge, tactics, methods, forms, and networking. What will be my way out?

Not the skillset, or personality, nor what they do

At the end I realize that the secret of their success, they might not be aware of themselves either, is not what they do or what skillset they have. It’s not who they are as a social identity or self identification- serial entrepreneur, top 10 business school graduate, working in high tech industry, an apprentice of a great leader, you name it. Neither is their personality or character – hard working, great discipline, great in communication, good listener, open to new ideas, keen to learn, emotional stable, etc. None of them.

Another question would be: how to define success. In today’s world, we can only see those who run successful businesses, no matter what business- a community, an enterprise, a charity, a government or even a United Nation. If they have achieved something either in fame or in equity or both, we think they are successful. But will they tell themselves that they also run a successful life, as a human being? So that at the deathbed, they could say that they have lived a full life and won’t regret or miss anything. That is another topic which will not be discussed further here.

The Certain Life Qualities

Let’s go back to the success that the majorities look up to. What indeed is it that makes those people successful? The truth is, there are certain qualities somehow developed in them. When they develop and master maybe one or more of those qualities, whatever they do, they can be successful. In another word, if we don’t have those qualities, even if we were put in their shoes, doing exactly what they do, we wouldn’t have the same success.

You may ask, what are those qualities? Why are they the keys to life and success? That is a big topic which we cannot explain in one article.

Good news is, we have decided to reveal those qualities to anyone who cares about living a complete human life. But it needs some preparation on both our side and yours. This article is one of the preparations.

Fun fact, do you know that, right now one of the qualities is driving you to read through this article and to make you wonder what it is that we are going to reveal. Stay tuned 🙂

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Delphine Zhu

Delphine Zhu

Immigrated from a non-English speaking country, Delphine senses the urge to unite people of different ethical backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions. Onenergy Institute is her dream and passion to help more people with the right tools and guidance. Together mindful people can make a bigger impact on our communities and the entire humanity. Thriving to do whatever she can regardless of what is possible, is her way of consciousness and spiritual practice. She recorded the journey of self-realization in her personal blog


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