Gurbaksh Chahal

Gurbaksh Chahal

Die Hard Entrepreneur

Love innovation & building amazing companies. Founder of ClickAgents, BlueLithium, RadiumOne, Gravity4, and The Chahal Foundation.

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  • "Leaders aren't born, they are created – when they understand art and listen for it in every form."

  • "Inspire yourself to be great. Being good isn't good enough."

  • "There are only two people in life you have to impress. Yourself and God. The rest comes naturally."

  • "Don’t read the headlines for success. Be your own headline."

  • "Hire the smartest people you can find. Smart people make beautiful music together. Lots of smart people, working in unison, can have the power and beauty of a Beethoven symphony."

  • "Absolute conviction is an absolute prerequisite. Passion has a way of solving some of the toughest problems, but without it you’ve already lost."

  • "Close your eyes and think with your soul. Dream Big. Dream of Greatness. Dream of what defines happiness. Then figure the path that will lead you there, while knowing the difference you are going to make."

  • "Those who bring positive energy into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. Energy is magnetic and only multiplies back into your ultimate happiness."

  • "Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid you never tried."

  • "A legacy is defined by the actions we live by and never by any currency we acquire."

  • "If life gives you lemons, make apple juice and make people wonder how the hell you did it."

  • "Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you."

  • "Never regret a single character in your journey. If they weren’t part of your destination, they were just preparation."

  • "Life is just a big empty canvas. You create your own art. And, then you decide how to turn into a masterpiece."

  • "It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be grateful you have a glass - your the only person that can decide what's in it."

  • "Fear is not a real, it's a choice. It's only a product of the thoughts you create."

  • "People will always tell you can't. You just smile and say "watch me"."

  • "Fame is vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, but only character endures."

  • "Ignore the world. Keep doing you. And, eventually it will have no option but to revere what you do best."

  • "Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."

  • "You can have the will, the desire, the discipline, the ambition, but when you marry it with passion. There isn't a single thing you can't do."

  • "If you genuinely want something, don't wait for it -- teach yourself to be impatient."

  • "You quit, you lose. You keep going, you may still lose. But, your ambition will never die."

10 Traits that will Define Your Success

Success- Traits

So what exactly is the recipe to make you successful? These are my top 10 traits that I believe all successful people have.

Resilience
This is a generous life. One that is full of tremendous joy and pain. Needless to say, there will, at times, be uncertainty. The difference is how you handle it when it pops up. We can choose to uphold the illusion of security and make decisions accordingly, OR we can choose to be open to diving into the unknown and trusting that there’s nothing to fear in that. Being effective in difficult circumstances and setbacks is what will enact change and propel you forward. 

Honesty
Being honest with the outside world is easy. Being honest with yourself can be challenging at times. However, if you approach life fearlessly then you will realize that good or bad, being honest with yourself will ultimately lead you in the direction you wish to go.  Are you scared of moving forward with your dream? Acknowledge it. You’d be amazed at how fast you will move towards your goal after you do so (you may even surprise yourself in the process.)

Time Management
Being productive with your time is essential in working towards your goals, professionally and personally.  Have integrity in what you do and you won’t want to waste your time and others. 

Patience
This is a hard one. Especially for someone like me. However, I have seen glimpses into the magic of having just a little bit of patience when it comes to all aspects of my life. You might not see immediate results when working towards something long term.  But this just boils down to trust and being fearless. There is nothing to fear in this life – it’s just an illusion we have told ourselves. People who don’t succeed don’t have the patience to wait and see what happens months or even years from now. If everything came so easily and quickly, then why isn’t everyone successful? 

Courage
Failure is part of the deal. One must always be ready to look failure in the eye and make sure that their next step is forward. Behind every successful person exist stories upon stories of failure. While having your best plans blow up in your face is scary, it’s all part of the journey.

Networking
In this age of tech, it’s super easy to isolate yourself. The joke is that in order to achieve real success in this life, you must have a solid network of people around you. Mentors, people who call you out, confidants, etc. Truly successful people never venture out on their own. In fact, they would probably tell you that it’s impossible. Go out there and start networking. Now. 

Passion
Nothing is worth doing in this life without passion being the foundation. Studies show that people are far more productive and happy when they feel like they have a purpose. So ask yourself…what do you truly enjoy in life? Start there. Follow that…You might amaze yourself. 

Vision
It’s important to have a clear idea of what you want and how you think you need to go about achieving it. Just remember to stay open to all possibilities, as there might be more than one path to attaining what you want.

Adaptability
Having a plan is definitely important on your road to success. But what if things change? How easily will you move from one set of circumstance to the next? Highly successful people are able to change with every turn and adapt to situations that arise. As Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

Creating Value For Others
Why would anyone pay attention to you if you don’t have something to offer? Successful people know that they need to show value to others even if its something as simple as helping someone out. Figure out what you have to offer to the world, and karma will have a way to reciprocate it back to you.

And, lastly, always remember, “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.”