Being an evolved person in our society doesn’t mean you just live according to social expectations.

Our society is diverse in its structure and large in size, but it’s a proven fact that all the crucial changes in it are driven by less than 10% of self-conscious people who are often called Great Leaders or simply leaders.

Being a leader means being a master of yourself and a highly evolved person, as well as knowing how to build healthy interactions with the world around you and its inhabitants.

If you are committed to becoming an evolved person, here are the things that characterize you’ve made substantial progress in the life-long process of evolving your personality.

1. You Strive to Live a Life Well Lived

You concentrate less on yourself and your own microcosm, and more on your impact on the world around you. You go beyond social expectations and analyze established principles. You take action and direct all your efforts, thoughts and desires into one clear purpose.

2. You Have Value-Based Goals

You anchor your actions to achieve ambitious goals that benefit not only you but your surroundings and society in general. All your actions are guided by a clear set of values that you strongly believe in and advocate.

3. You Are Non-Selectively Grateful

Gratitude is a skill and being a master of yourself means developing a habit to practice it daily. Besides finding things to be thankful for, like morning sun rays, the delicious smell of ripe fruits, or taste of healthy smoothies, you actively practice gratitude by openly expressing it to your friends, colleagues and strangers on the streets.

But gratitude is a two-way street. Besides being thankful for neutral or positive events, learn to be understanding and accommodating during daily irritations and adversities.

4. Your Work Is Not a Job

Working for the sake of working, or pursuing your calling is what makes a difference between the two. You got off the social ladder and started building your life mission. What you are doing is important to you and you are proud of being a part of it.

5. You Mastered Your Motivation Strings

Being conscious about what and why you do in this life means that you accomplish even the dreariest and most boring things with love and appreciation, because you tipped into the depth of your motivational well and know how to inspire yourself for doing what’s important to you.

6. You Are in Charge of Your Emotions

There’s a special time in your life when you realize that your body is a carriage and the horses that move this carriage are your emotions. Mastering these horses is a key to an exciting life journey.

7. You Know When It’s Time to Stop and Reflect

It’s easy to get stuck on the life treadmill and keep doing what you have always done before. Knowing when to stop and reflect means being in charge of your life and mind.

8. You Know That There’s Growth in Every Failure

Adversities are inevitable, and learning to use them as bricks to lay the foundation of your happy life is crucial. If you openly welcome tough times and know how to make them work for you – then you belong to less than 15% of the population, who mastered their personality at the highest levels.

9. You Learned to Appreciate Meditation

It’s a scientific fact that meditation changes the way your brain works. Personal progress will benefit greatly when you find your inner core and learn to gain immense energy from it.

10. You Bring out the Best in Others

Apart from some healthy competition, treating everyone around you as teachers and sources of inspiration greatly improve your relationships and helps you realize that all the interactions in your life depend on you more than you thought before.

Practicing all or at least some of these techniques will put you on a completely different track in life. Can you relate to the above-described signs of being a highly evolved person? And when did you realize that you are a completely different person and will never go back to the way you lived before?

Share your experiences in the comments below.


Mary Brians is an editor and freelance writer in the subjects of Psychology and Psychoanalysis. For the last 15 years, she has helped over a hundred clients grow both personally and professionally as a practicing psychologist and life coach.

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