Four Attributes of Successful People
By Mikkel Gisle Johnsen
What seperates the succesful people from the so called failures? What makes some people really good at what they do while others never seem to reach their goals? Despite circumstances, how come one person can seemingly pull something off with ease, while another person struggles in those same conditions? It comes down to a few different factors – or attitudes if you will. Let’s explore four of those today, so that you in turn can make them your own!
#1: Viewing failure as a good thing! Succesful people aren’t succesful because they don’t encounter obstacles or make mistakes. They are succesful because they keep trying after they fail! You can’t expect to become good at something without making mistakes along the way! In fact, every time you make a mistake, you learn something valuable! This in turn makes you stronger and gives you a better insight into what it takes to become the best at whatever you’re doing! Indeed, the path to success is through a series of failures! Unsuccesful people are the ones who gave up along the way!
#2: Willingness to take risks! We can’t expect to grow or evolve as long as we’re within our comfort zone. We must move beyond what fees safe and secure if we are to break new ground. This means that in order to be successful at something, you must be willing to take risks. You can calculate those risks to some degree, in order to prepare for what’s coming, but in the end you can never see the whole path before actually walking it. Taking risks means the difference between achieving something new or just repeating what’s already been done. Follow your gut!
#3: Attention to detail! Never underestimate the importance of little things. Whether it be inwardly towards yourself or outwardly towards others, tiny details make all the difference. Have you ever thought about why you like some stores, restaurants and businesses better than others? It probably has more to do with lighting, colors, feel and the attitude of the employees than it has to do with their actual product or service. Do your best in everything you do, and it will likely shine through and make you a more successful person. Consider all the factors equally important when you build your projects. As they say in sports: Train smarter, not harder!
#4: Staying consistent! Good things are built slowly. It takes time. Rome was not built in a day. In other words, staying consistent on a day to day, week to week, month to month and year to year basis is key if you want to be successful at what you do. It takes about a decade of dedicated training for an elite athlete to reach his or her potential in the sport. That’s built through daily focus and consistency over time. Check out ”The Three Master Keys to Building Fitness” for more on that! A little bit every day goes a lot longer than “too much” one day followed by three days of nothing. Consistency makes for steady gains over time. It’s exactly the same in business. A successful business is built on a day by day basis, but the growth is only visible once you take a step back and look at the progress over time!
So there you have it, four powerful attributes that you can adopt today and apply in your life. It doesn’t matter what you do, as these principles are universal. I wish you all the best with your endeavors – you can do it!
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