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8 Things Truly Powerful People Choose

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Truly powerful people have become great leaders without force and without self-promotion. They are those leaders like Chairman Mao, who came from a small place in China but rose to become the PRC's founder, father and great leader. They are people like Yu Minhong who likewise came from small beginnings and overcame great struggles to rise to great prominence in this great country. They are people who have the inner character - the wisdom, the insight, the patience and the fortitude to affect many people's lives. Here are 8 things that they choose consistently in their lives.

(1) They choose 'right' over 'reputation' - As I've mentioned before, truly powerful people are not imprisoned by concern of what others think about that. They have little concern with 'face'. They are more concerned what is just, right and what is good for all people.

(2) Truly powerful people choose their friends wisely - Truly powerful people attract others who are like-minded and with whom they know that they can have a mutually beneficial relationship with. They quickly get away from negative people, realizing that such people have no true power in their minds. They get close to very few, but those they do choose to get close, they know that they possess common character, thinking and ideas.

(3) Truly powerful people choose to use their time wisely - Truly powerful people are not usually sitting in front of a television. They also aren't gossiping about others. They have no time for non-productive activities. They know that time is precious and they invest it wisely.

(4) Truly powerful people choose to be aware - They know what the bigger picture is of life. They understand things that many overlook. They see the obvious when others see things obscured. 

(5) Truly powerful people choose to be unconventional - Their power comes from a place of ideas, not from what the average person sees about life or believes about it. Truly powerful people aren't just those who think 'outside of the box.' They are those who do believe in the constraints of boxes and don't think about limitations. They have courage and choose to exercise it.

(6) Truly powerful people choose to be unrestrained - They aren't afraid to take action. They test the boundaries by trying to exceed them. As the old saying goes, "There's not much traffic on the second mile."

(7) Truly powerful people choose their battles carefully - They know that life can sometimes be challenging. There are troubles along the road of life. But, truly powerful people see that most people create their own troubles and suffering. Truly powerful people want everyone to win and they look for ways for that to happen.

(8) Truly powerful people choose to love deeply - They know the power of love and how it renews life. They know that people are nurtured by love and that life is sustained by love. When they love, they love sincerely and deeply.

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Reply Report KCH 2014-1-21 16:42
Cool. Of all the points,I think,the 8th is the most important,for if no love,there is no future for a country.But as most of Chinese are concerned,how much powerful a person is depends on how much money he or she can make.In others words,money can lead one to whatever power he or she wants.China has made great achievements that others are jealous of.However,as china develops,richer as people get,they are getting selflish.Nowadays,food is  faked,as is anything else made in china.What’s worse,consumers have no idea what to do because whoever is afraid of being punished has had the truth covered up. That's where money plays such a role. China went through a difficult time in the past.So Chinese should keep in mind what Chairman Mao said: stick together or china will fall apart.Well,it’s a relief that Xi ,President of china ,is trying to keep China on the right is everything as it is.
Reply Report voice_cd 2014-1-22 09:49
Your article has been recommended to the homepage. Thanks for sharing here !
Reply Report MichaelM 2014-1-22 10:33
voice_cd: Your article has been recommended to the homepage. Thanks for sharing here !
Thanks Victor
Reply Report La0wai 2014-1-22 17:21
Good to see a free thinking Laowai who understands history and not propaganda.

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Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.


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