Some people believe that success happens when we focus our energy on the right areas of our lives. Others believe that it comes with a combination of intelligence, talent and luck. But what is common among the highly successful people is that they often share the same personality traits.
Alan Lakein, who is a well-known author on personal time management, quoted, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Food for thoughts! Consequently, successful individuals come with a strategic plan with long-term objectives. This plan of action helps in making the right decisions and to remain on track. The most common long-term goal is to save for retirement you will say. That’s correct! But going on a trip around the world can be one too. By the way, it sounds to be a great plan!
We usually say that everything starts with a dream. But how many of us plan to make them really happen? Not all of us you will say. Well, this is one of the qualities that successful people have in common. The willpower! The dream then becomes a goal and the plan dictates all the steps be taken to reach it. Walt Disney once said, "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
So according to you, is the glass half empty or half full? Your answer to this question determines whether you are an optimist person or a pessimist one. Oprah Winfrey, a successful talk show host, actress and producer reminded us that, “failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
Success is often associated with patience and persistence. When you think about it, it does make sense! As if you abandon a project at the first obstacle, success will never come your way. But it is true that behind any success, there is a lot of work and patience, including the ups and downs. Now the question is, how patient are you?
Are you prepared for the unexpected? Do you have a plan B? Successful beings are ready to face any new situation that can crop up on their paths. They are agile and can easily tweak when necessary. But nothing deviates them from their goals. Tony Robbins who is the founder of several successful companies admitted that the best is to, “Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”
The one thing that is common among all the successful people, is that they never give up. They all have this extreme drive and hunger for success.