10 Qualities That Can Make You Truly Great

Written by Raymond Salas

If I asked you to name some truly great people, you would probably name individuals like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Jesus, Thich Nhat Hanh, etc.

But what makes them truly great?

10 Qualities That Can Make You Truly Great

Here’s the 10 qualities of truly great people...(that can make you great too!):

- Humility.

Truly great people are humble. They don’t do things to inflate or boost their own importance. 

- Aligned with a greater purpose.

They are focused on serving the greater good, adding value wherever they find themselves. They are not doing it for fame, money, or ego.

- Giving.

They are givers, sharing their gifts freely, without reservation. They are not focused on what they can get. They are focused instead on what they can give.

- Compassionate.

They genuinely care about others. They do all they can to help in any way possible.

- Non-conforming.

They are unique, offering original ideas and an uncommon perspective. They are unconventional, not followers. They are different without trying to be, by simply being themselves.

- Focused.

They focus their energies towards their passion and purpose. They are driven towards this purpose, and not easily distracted.

- Do not seek approval.

They are not concerned with what others think or feel about them. They continue to follow their path and calling regardless of the opinions of others. They’re not looking for followers, despite naturally attracting them.

- Balanced.

They speak up when they need to and remain silent when they don’t. They can be both introverted and extroverted in their actions, depending on the situation. They are balanced, both outspoken and reserved.

- Visionary.

They have a compelling vision of how they want to make the world a better place. Their thoughts, beliefs, and actions are aligned with this vision, which naturally draws others to it. 

- Loving.

They choose to express love whenever and wherever possible. Not a limited individual type of love, but rather a greater universal love that encompasses all.