Theodore Roosevelt On the Most Important Ingredient of Success

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By Kris Deichler, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International

“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

~ Theodore Roosevelt (26th President of the United States)


Theodore Roosevelt is still the youngest person ever to have been president of the United States of America. He was a war hero and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Is it any wonder that those who achieve legendary success, like Roosevelt, are the ones who have mastered how to build great relationships and unite other people’s talents and abilities around them?

Developing your emotional intelligence and understanding people well will make a huge difference to every single area of your life. Here’s how…

1. Family Life - Through understanding people well you'll create a better family environment with less arguing, less confrontation, more mutual support through tough times with more empathy and togetherness.

2. Relationships - Through understanding people well you'll have more trust, stronger connection and commitment to each other, more common goals and more responsibility from both sides when you argue or disagree.

3. Business - By understanding people well you'll increase new opportunities, develop better teams, attract and develop the best talent, solve conflicts with suppliers, negotiate lower costs, have effective joint ventures, secure investment easily, increase your credibility, have better marketing, increase customer referrals and be able to handle confrontation in the workplace.

4. Career - By understanding people well you'll increase your employability, have better industry knowledge, be able to find a mentor, mentor others, get better at leading and managing others, negotiate a higher income and overcome problems and obstacles at work.

5. Society - By understanding people well you'll be able to relate to different walks of life, help solve local issues, be more resourceful, hold influence across the community and garner local support when needed.

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