How To Become Your Own Legend With Guinness World Records

While at the The Cannes Lions International Festival 2016, we attended the Be a legend in your own lunch session hosted by Guinness World Records.

So here are the must-have qualities for becoming a legend. Whether in terms of breaking global records, or becoming a ground breaker in your own daily life.

Imagination
Think big and aim for the stars.

Differentiation
If your differentiation factor is acquired, or by birth, use it to stand out from the crowds.

Dedication
Nothing can be achieved without a lot of practice and determination.

Validation
Being recognized by a credible authority will always legitimize your status.

Amplification
Make sure people know about your work, and don't keep it a secret. So tell your story in a way that makes others want to share it.

In a following session, legendary Illusionist David Copperfield elaborated this idea, and said: "The power of a big idea isn't about its huge effects, but more about how people can relate to it."  (Editor's note: he did give this piece of advice as he flew a rose across the auditorium!)

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