Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Characteristics of Successful People


Once in a while we come across an article analyzing the characteristics or habits of successful people. Not that we always agree with the traits listed the article but I am not one of those whom the world considers being successful and moreover there is no bee line of followers behind me.
I've spent plenty of time reading about successful people, which could or could not be considered to be a research.  Whilst all of them have the skills, talents, and characteristics that enable them to succeed, I haven’t been able to identify any magic trait adopting which will instantly transform me into a celebrity. Perhaps some of their qualities are more dominant and play a greater role in their successes but incidentally we all too possess these skills, talents, and characteristics within us to a certain degree. What we lack however, is the recipe to concoct and deliver a commendable success.
One important fact is that successful people does not always do everything by themselves nor can do everything easily and effortlessly. They have their strengths and weakness and look for others to complement their shortcomings and get associated with person or group of people who possess the skills, talents and training that they require. The associates later become their teammates with a defined relationship which could be either a partner or advisers or employees. It is this combined talent and skills that make an organization grow, prosper to reach the pinnacle of success.

Some of the most commonly discussed traits of successful people are as follows:
  • They have the audacity to dream big
  • They plan their steps well
  • They're willing to work hard.
  • They don't take no for an answer.
  • They are not deterred by setbacks and failures
The success story always begins with one belief that one day you will succeed and one has to believe in success to become successful. As a toddler we do not feel ashamed to get up and walk even if we stumble and fall hundred times but why should it be any different when we are grown up. Most importantly, failure is only a state of mind and nothing explains it better than the follow statement by Thomas A. Edison.

I have not failed 10,000 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.

2 comments:

  1. I have agree with these:
    They have the audacity to dream big
    •They don't take no for an answer.

    I disagree that they all work hard or plan their steps carefully. I see it in writing. Some people do not have he talent, yet they dream big and don't take no for an answer. Just look at the author of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your observation. I was not aware about this issue about the author of 50 shades of Grey as I did not read the books or watched the movies.

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