Who doesn’t dream of being successful in this competitive world? Success is a “must have” thing for anyone and everyone in today’s world! A successful person enjoys all the perks and privileges that this life has in its store! But there are a few traits that distinguish a COMMON person from a SUCCESSFUL person. May it be Warren Buffett or Steve Jobs, every successful person does have these qualities, and if not all, atleast 80% of them. And there is nothing to worry about that these qualities don’t exist in you! They are their, but you just need to explore yourself and reach to the depth to find these qualities. Moreover these traits are not something that need to be developed. On the contrary, they just need to be groomed!
10. Risk Takers
Now that might seem weird as to people who take risk are prone to become successful! You might be thinking that you took a risk today by crossing the path that was already crossed by a black cat, but you didn’t get any success! Well, I ought to tell you that you gotta take some bigger risks than defying your superstitions. These people, that we call celebrities nowadays were not celebrities from the beginning. They probably led a normal life just like everyone else, but they did something that brought revolution in this world, hence making them much more successful than others. And that revolution was a result of a risk, probably a calculated one! The success of our life depends on the deeds we do, and taking calculated risks, and sticking to them till achieving success is one of the most important deed that we need to perform!
09. Self Acceptance
Accepting the fact that YOU are YOURSELF and NOT SOMEBODY ELSE is the foremost step towards achieving success! They keep on saying all the time that “Be Yourself” but we still don’t listen! Everyone says it again and again because they know that we are going to try being someone else and not being ourself. A successful person, after facing this problem many a times in his life, learns his lesson that he has to accept himself as he is, and not try being someone else, as it will just give a negative impression on the person observing us! You gotta trust me on the fact that you can achieve unreachable heights if you accept yourself as your own being!
In today’s competitive and cruel world, you are nothing without having a skill in your hands. This skill comes with interest! If you have interest in a thing as simple as shopping, you surely can find an alternative to it and achieve some success in that respective field, like shopping may lead you to like new fashion designs and innovate them, and you could become a fashion designer. If you see with a broader aspect, you surely can achieve anything in your life! You just need to have a skill in your hands, and willingness to work on it!
07. Positive Energy
You might have come across hundreds of people asking you to create a positive environment around you! Well, optimism is surely that important to stress on! Being positive builds up an extra energy in you. You might have come across the thought that how can being positive help you climb mountains? Well this is possible as being positive does increase your adrenaline flow, and gives you an extra energy towards achieving your goals. Positive thinking although doesn’t directly help you in achieving your aim, but as it is said, you get what you think you would, so just think positive, and soon are you going to be successful! You can find this positive energy in all the people you find successful!
06. Great Listeners
It has been seen and observed in the population that successful people are not only good orators but great listeners as well. They listen to their staff, their workers, their wife, their relatives, everyone. Another thing that can be seen in them is even though they are not interested in someone’s talk, they still would pretend that they are listening to what the other person is saying, or instead of pretending, they would unwillingly listen to them just to make them content. This quality is not equipped by many people in this world, and the people who learn this ability surely do achieve success in their lifetime, as saying is not all, listening is equally, perhaps much more important than listening.
Being on time, and doing every task punctually is not easy for everyone. Most of the people around this world are late to reach a rendezvous, even if they themself decide the place and time. Believe it or not, but this is a trait that is restricting you from being successful! If you are disciplined, and abide by most of the rules that are important to you and people around you, the probability of you getting successful becomes 5 fold. So become disciplined and increase your chances of being successful. I am not saying that abide by every small petite rule and regulation, but you got to stick with the rules that are meant for the betterment and fulfillment of yourself!
Today’s society asks for adjustment as nothing is perfect out there. You have to adjust with the surroundings you are going to end up with! And these conditions won’t always be favourable. Sometimes you will end up in a situation that you disgust the most, but you still would have to live in it in order to achieve what you want. Adjustment is not only of the office environment, but also of the people around you. You will have to adjust your personality according to the needs and demands of the people around you. That is the only way for you to succeed, and observe in successful people.
03. Willing to fail in order to Succeed
That is an exceptional quality making people successful. People in today’s world just want to get everything as they desire without even trying twice for it! If they don’t achieve their aim in the first time, they would simply give up and not even try again, but who would teach them that success comes to those who never give up! That is why, it can commonly be seen in the already successful people that they have a will, a feeling in them of getting an inspiration from their failure. Instead, failure for them is gaining an experience. They are always willing to fail, and don’t have a problem in that, if they want to succeed. Because failure is important in your life.
Another quality observed in the characteristics of a successful person is that they are accountable for their actions. If they do something wrong, they are not afraid to confess it, and stand in front of the crowd saying that it was their mistake. They don’t blame others for their actions, just like we simply blame the system for not being good if we are unable to achieve something. A contrary situation is faced by successful people, as they feel that they themselves constitute the part of the system, so blaming it would mean blaming yourself.
And finally comes the quality that is most useful and mandatory in a successful person. It is the ability of being focussed at your aim. We form our aims ourselves. But while choosing our aim, we make a mistake of aspiring of impossible things, which we ourself know that we won’t be able to achieve. That is why, some people are successful as they aim at what they know they can achieve, and they donot underestimate their power while forming that aim. After making that aim, the most important part of their life, they start taking steps towards them and don’t stop until they have achieved them, which makes them extremely focussed for what they do.