This post is part of A to Z Challenge for April 2016. For letter X, I am choosing X -Factor.
A to Z Challenge April 2016: X for X- Factor
One of my friends has won a beauty pageant in the US recently. Not only the big title but she has also bagged few other titles under the categories – Ms Popular, Ms Congenial, and Ms Talented. Wow! That’s Amazing! Her facebook page is flooded with ‘likes’ and congratulatory messages. Upon news of her victory the first thing that came to my mind was that she truly deserves this because I always knew she ‘had something in her’. I remember, back in our school days whenever I used to see her I used to think she was different, she had something indescribable in her. Now I realize that ‘something’ was her “X Factor”.
So what is this X-Factor? It is hard to describe but it is something that makes you unique, something that makes you stand out, and something that grabs people’s attention. It is something that you recognize when you see it and that which inspires you and fascinates you. It is a combination of self-confidence and how you carry yourself. Good looks, intelligence, wit and talent are an added bonus.
Do only certain people have X-Factor? My answer is NO. I think every person has an X factor but most of us live our lives without finding it; without realizing it. If we breakdown this elusive indescribable quality called X factor into actionable characteristics and behaviors, we will see that everyone possesses those qualities. Think of any person you know of that has a charisma, X factor to be precise. Next think of some of their qualities that you admire. I bet most of us will think of their confidence, passion, energy, and great communication skills. If you observe carefully, you will realize that at the centre of all these qualities is self-confidence. If you are not confident within yourself, then you cannot carry it with you and certainly it won’t be visible to others. Therefore, believe in yourself and translate that into your X factor.