Success leave clues. In very crystal traits. Below are five common traits of highly successful people – BeInspired Show
- Successful people are humorous
This is one trait highly successful people will not quickly tell you. It looks insignificant but most powerful in getting the right attraction and commanding attention. Successful people are not afraid to make jokes about anything including themselves. This as I observed comes from a sincere desire to make people laugh.
While humour comes naturally to people like Denzel Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Gardner, others like Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg try to force themselves to make people laugh, whether or not their joke is funny.
So yeah, you want to be successful, maybe it’s time to heighten your comic skills.
- Die hard workers
Some people think this aspect of successful people is overrated. Well, I do not think so. Successful people are hard workers. It is what it is! These are men who are ready to do just two hours sleep in 24 hours. They are good time managers and make the most their time.
Elon Musk once said he would not recommend his work ethic to anyone, because not everyone can survive it. One of Warren Buffet hobbies is work, work work and work. “I never get tired of working” he said.
So yeah, you want to be successful, get ready for some hard work!
They believe in themselves. They believe in their ideas. They believe they can do anything they set their mind to against all odds. Some of them are so protective of their faith that they wouldn’t hang around any doubting Thomas.
They do anything to strengthen their faith in themselves. I honestly believe this is one reason a high percent of highly successful men are readers.
They never stop reading, they never stop learning. According to the Microsoft giant Biil Gates; “Learning makes my work as an entrepreneur way easier”
- They value connections and networks
This is one underrated qualities of highly successful people, they build and maintain at all cost very strong allies.
Successful people hardly have a beef with each other. Even when they do, they hardly show it because they genuinely value their relationship with other successful people.
Sometimes, successful people maintain family or even business ties across different generations. It is part of what they pass on to their children, great networks. They are strategic about building and maintaining rich connections. You would find them at the right place, at the right time and with the right people, strengthening and expanding their network.
So you want to be successful, what network are you building, who are your allies?
- They never ever give up!
If I am to sum up success, this is the true definition; never ever give up!
Successful people can change from one industry to another. They can review their plans and make new plans. Successful people can do anything EXCEPT giving up!
Let them fail, you see them start all over again, let them lose money, you see them bounce back even quickly!
Strive Masiyiwa once lost millions to some investment, but that never held him down.
Successful people never ever lose hope! They never give up!!
There are no doubt more common traits of successful people. What other trait would you add?
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