Know Yourself, Decide a Pathway, and Follow your Dreams by @FiveValues

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by Rakesh Malhotra  

Humans are the most special and extraordinary creatures that exist on this planet. Being the only one of their kind on the earth, they are able to accomplish infinite miracles on a regular basis. Human nature is a collection of unique characteristics that compose and characterize humanity. It naturally makes us human and distinguishes us from all other mortals. Human nature embraces the abilities to love, analyze, reason, and to experience a broad variety of emotions and feelings. Such abilities are not found in any other system of life.

Classification of Humans

Humans can be greatly classified on the basis of their behavior, capabilities, and viewpoints. Their respective personality traits strike huge differences among them and enable them to know their actual selves, realize their potential, decide their working strategies, and fulfill their heartfelt desires. Following are a few basic ways in which humans can be classified according to their respective characteristics:

Immovable Humans

This category embraces humans with unbending ethical and moral values and standards. Basically, their ethics and values are based on several different factors among which culture, atmosphere, and religion are severely significant. It is a general observation that morals, ethics, and values are strongly linked together.

The inherent beliefs that are strengthened by your value system develop your morals. They enlighten you with a proper knowledge of how you should perform in any particular situation. A great part of values are instilled in your personality since childhood days. Moreover, you are prone to conceive them from your immediate environment. Nevertheless, your ethics define how you actually behave in complicated circumstances that potentially examine your morals and values.

Immovable individuals are motivated to stick to their ethics, values, and morals. They have a strong character that reflects different trials and troubles that they may have tackled in life.

Movable Humans

Individuals with unique characteristics of adaptability and flexibility exist in this particular category. These are the traits that allow an individual to adjust his or her ideas, thoughts, and beliefs so as to meet the new challenging demands. With such abilities, people are able to fulfill their goals and ambitions and alter the focus of their attention as necessary.

People with exceptional traits of flexibility and compliance are better suited to resolve issues and problems with a non-judgmental attitude. Flexibility eventually leads to versatility that gives people an ability to adapt to constant changes.

People who Actually Move

People who are motivated enough to take adequate steps in the face of crucial situations constitute this category. They have courage, skills, abilities, and self-reliance to decide their pathways and follow their dreams. They even lead others and often leave footmarks for their followers. They have long-lasting self-motivation that keeps them on track and focused.

Such people are able to differentiate between right and wrong paths. They realize that in order to pursue their dreams, they need to have a workable action strategy. They utilize their goals as check points so as to keep moving in the correct direction.

Traits of a Real Winner

Every single winner holds a special collection of habits, tools, traits, and tips that helps him or her to become an actual winner. When immovable values and ethics, movable thoughts and ideas, and the ability to take action combine in an individual, no force in the world can stop him or her to achieve his or her goals, dreams, and aspirations. It is a unique assortment that stands winners apart from the ordinary lot.

Winners are the people who are never afraid of taking a first step in the process of goal accomplishment. They prefer to move ahead instead of looking over the past. They learn from their previous mistakes but never repent. They have enough motivation to take their chances and accept new challenges. They believe in learning from the past, making efforts in the present, and anticipating for the future.

People with unbending ethics, morals, and values are consistent and reliable. They do not easily accept failures and keep making effort. Their defeat urges them to try even harder so as to accomplish the apparent impossibilities. Their flexible ideas and thoughts enable them to be more adaptable and versatile. They are better able to understand others’ choices, preferences, commitments, and requirements. This particular ability helps them to maintain a positive attitude and eliminate negative perceptions.

Winners can handle any kind of situation by taking appropriate initiatives. They evaluate a situation, consider their goals, and determine the best line of action. Above all, they never back out and continue striving to accomplish their aims.

It is extremely important to find out the category of humans in which you appropriately fit. Once your particular category is decided, you will be able to know yourself better, determine your course of action, and pursue your ambitions.


Contributed by Rakesh Malhotra, Founder of Five Global Values  and Author of “Adventures of Tornado Kid, Whirling Back Home Towards Timeless Values”.  Passionately determined to uncover the mystery of human behavior. His fascination with the influence of core values on human behavior stems from a career which has seen rise from an entry-level sales job to that of a seasoned CEO. Having worked, lived, or traveled to more than 40 countries, he has been able to study performance and human behavior across all cultures.

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