Monday, 29 September 2014

10 Character Traits That Successful People Have In Common

Successful People Character Traits
No person has ever achieved success without first having to develop a success mindset. That mindset will, in turn, build your character, form good daily habits, and ultimately, create your success. That is why, without possessing these 10 characteristics all successful people have, you will be on a very bumpy and misleading road to inevitable doom.
Although I would never advocate to “be someone else,” I do, however, recommend finding a role model that you can learn and grow from. That role model will become the vessel that will help you to develop the characteristics that success-minded individuals possess. Find the personality traits that has made them successful, and then develop that for yourself!

10 Character Traits All Successful People Have


1 | Successful people are workaholics!

Success Working Hard
Successful people wake up early every morning in order to work day and night to make their dreams become a reality. They understand the value of time, and the value of working tirelessly on your goals. But to invest a great deal of time into your dreams, you must absolutely love what it is that you do. Successful individuals understand that, when they are not working, someone else out there is. They understand that by working now and enjoying life later, they will be much more happier in life; and they’re absolutely correct.

2 | They are always curious & eager to learn

Curious And Eager
Successful people never limit their learning to only when they are told; they learn because they’re genuinely interested in the topic at hand. They’re not afraid to ask questions, even if those questions are somewhat obvious enough to the general audience. And when answers are left as a mystery, they find a way to solve the riddleno matter what. Become a student for life, and you will never stop growing.

3 | They invest in themselves & never gave up!

Invest In Yourself
“If you are not in the process of becoming the person you want to be, you are automatically engaged in becoming the person you don’t want to be.” - Dale Carnegie. Successful people invest their time and money towards themselves, because they realized that, without knowledge, power is nonexistent. Without knowledge, you would not know what to do to reach the next level. And most importantly, they knew they could not give up. They don’t believe in excuses or limitations to stop their dreams; that is left for unsuccessful people to do.

4 | They use their creativity to solve unique problems

Creative Thinking
Unsuccessful people will give up on finding solutions prematurely, whereas the successful will never give up in thinking of a solution. Be a thinker, and you will attract creative ways to solve any problems deemed difficult. The harder you work, the luckier you get. And the longer you think, the better your ideas will become!

5 | They take responsibility & become self-reliant

Responbilities Of Success
On average, only 2-4% of all our decisions are made consciously. That means that over 95% of your actions are done subconsciously, in the subconscious mind. This is, however, not a characteristic of successful people. Escape that “autopilot” mentality and you can begin to take control of your life. Realize that success comes with the price of having a great deal of responsibilities that require you to be self-reliant. If you can’t decide what’s best for you, who else could?

6 | They keep their perspective & are usually relaxed

Calm And Relaxed
Successful people know who they really are and what they are capable of achieving. Once that confident flows within you, you will be able to keep your composure even during the worst of situations. Believe in yourself and never take crap from anyone. Your perception of reality is different from the rest, so don’t expect others to understand your dreams and goals of the future.

7 | They live in the present moment

Living In The Present
Successful people are rooted in the present. They don’t think about the past that no longer exists nor the future that is but their imagination. And they don’t worry about the risks since they would rather have their eyes on the benefits instead. Live each day with the mindset that today is the only day you will ever need to focus on, and that is the key to success.

8 | They take action immediately!

Taking Initiative
Not only do successful people act fast, but they also think before they act. If the opportunity to take action presents itself, they will take it and never let allow any regrets to invade their lives. If they only had one shot at success, they seize that moment without fail. Never wait at the door of opportunity.

9 | They network & connect with others

Network Of Success
Successful people network with like-minded individuals whose goals are also aligned with theirs. They seek out the people who will elevate them to the next level; to bring out the very best in them. Unsuccessful people will network and connect with those that bring no positive results other than the satisfaction of having some companionship. Choose your friends wisely, because you are “the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

10 | They look past the wall to see the future

Successful People Destroy Brick Walls
Successful people never stop moving forward. They don’t treat a brick wall as the final point in their journey. They look at brick walls as a checkpoint for everything they’ve accomplished thus far. If these brick walls did not exist, it would not be able to stop the people who truly didn’t want it as badly as you do.

Character traits can be developed over time. But it takes such a consistent, focused effort to change who you are, that if you don’t work on yourself everyday, you will revert back to your former self. Don’t give up, because change is inevitable. The only person stopping you from being the person you need to be is staring right back at you in the mirror.

“Let us strive to improve ourselves, for we cannot remain stationary; one either progresses or retrogrades.”
~ Mme. Du Deffand