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Beginner’s Guide to Success: 5 Rules To Became An Outlier

Beginner’s Guide to Success: 5 Rules To Became An Outlier

“Outliers, The story of success” by Malcolm Gladwell is one of the well woven, detailed and thoroughly researched masterpiece.

So when I say this that this blog post won’t do the justice to the book, I truly mean it. But still, I couldn’t resist the urge to write down a few of the many amazing thoughts the book presented.

So without further ado, let’s begin!


But  in the autobiographies published every year by the billionaire/entrepreneur/rock star/ celebrity, the storyline is always the same: our hero is born in modest circumstances and by virtue of his own grit and talent fight his way to greatness

Outliers, The Story of Success

What does success truly means?

There is no single definition of success. It can be happy peaceful life with satisfying relationships, for some, it can be in materialistic, or simply spiritual peace. However, Malcolm defines the success so beautifully,


Success is the function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.

Outliers, The Story of Success

Put Your 10,000 Hours

Yes, you read it right. We all know the importance of hard work in becoming successful. So this definitely goes without saying that we have to burn the midnight oil. So here is the cheat code of exactly what amount of hardwork we require,



The emerging picture from studies is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert in anything.

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Here’s How You Can Get a Job

This tip is for the undergraduates, entry-level professional basically whosoever is on a lookout for a job. According to Gladwell, the key lies in two components broadly but if you make through all the three you can get any job you want!


To get a job(students) should be long enough on family connections, long enough on personality, or a combination of these. Something called acceptability is made up of its parts.If the man has any of these things, he could get a job. If he has two of them, he can have the choice of jobs. If he has three, he could go anywhere.

Outliers, The Story of Success

Road-Map To Satisfying Job

For those people who are feeling dormant in their current job roles or one’s who are trying to figure it all out, here are the three things you need to know whether this job is the one

That three things-autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward- are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have it is to be satisfying.

Outliers, The Story of Success

Never Work Tired

The very basic and important rule, I came across is never work tired.You all must have experienced it in your life that how your efficiency and productivity deteriorate when you work tired.

When you’re tired, your decision-making skills erode.you start missing things-things you would pick up on any other day.

Outliers, The Story of Success

Never Use Mitigated Speech

This one is so important to inculcate at least in your professional life. The way we love to act in a diplomatic way, try to sugarcoat so, take this advice and never downplay your way of communicating.


Mitigated speech which refers to any attempt to downplay or sugarcoat the meaning of what is being said.

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How can you become an outlier?

Outliers are those who have been given opportunities- and who have had the strength and the presence of mind to seize them.

Outliers, The Story of Success

So are you going to read The Outliers? Do leave your comments !

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