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Characteristics of Successful People

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Four Characteristics of Successful People…

  1. Tough Minded Optimism! This is required to not only see the opportunities which present themselves but also provides for resilience and perseverance when obstacles are encountered along the way. Whereas a glass-half-empty person might look around them and complain that all the good opportunities and ideas have already been taken, a glass-half-full person would see these same emerging technologies and ideas and recognise that these instead open the door to a whole new era of possibilities and opportunities. Note also that I’m not saying blind optimism, but rather a tough minded optimism as both the optimistic outlook coupled with a realistic mindset are required for this – and together they make a powerful combination towards achieving one’s goals.
  2. A Concentration of Efforts Toward the Task! As the saying goes, “Jack of all trades but a master of none”, the same is true for successful people. Rarely will you find somebody who has attained success through fleeting interests and a constantly shifting focus away from a singular ultimate target. To succeed you must commit yourself to your mission and see this through to completion. It would surprise you to learn how many potentially million dollar ideas were given up on in the final stages of their implementation.
  3. The Relentless Pursuit of Success. Big dreams typically require big efforts and as such the goal has to be worth the efforts required to achieve it. The most successful people in the world didn’t dedicate their lives to the pursuit of modest objectives. Worst case scenario, if you aim for the moon then even if you miss you will end up amongst the stars.

And finally…

  1. A Willingness to Work. Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it. If you have a dream and really want to succeed in achieving it, then you must be willing to put in the time and energy to make it happen. No man has ever attained greatness by laying back in his living room arm chair waiting for it to unfold before them 😛