The Success Factor

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Successful people consistently seek to do better and the majority possess the following traits, enabling him or her to achieve greatness:

1. knowing that you really can’t please everyone. And by trying to please everyone you may end up alienating key people.  It’s nothing but a recipe for disaster, misery and frustration–and one of the biggest keys to failure.

2. Learning from mistakes.
Successful people do not repeat the same mistakes. If it didn’t work the first time, they don’t try again expecting a different result. Successful people know that mistakes are for learning, not for repeating.

3. Focusing on the daily grind. Successful people know that things take time, and at the end of the day small steps are the path to realizing dreams. It’s the small painful steps that will benefit you in the future. If you can make it through the pain you will get to the gain.

4. Not compromising their integrity.  Successful people never try to adjust themselves to fit in to the crowd. They understand that who they are is what they are, and they don’t try to change themselves for others. The bad news is that if you want to succeed, you are not going to fit in with everyone. The good news is that the great ones never do.

5. Trusting something that looks too good to be true. No matter how great something looks on the surface, successful people do their due diligence and make sure that what they are looking at has actual value and is worthy of their time. They know that when something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

6. Losing site of their goal. One trait virtually all successful people share is focus. They never take their eye off their vision, dreams and goals; they do what they need to do and they do it with determination. People who are successful know what they want, and because they do, they succeed. It’s as simple as that.

Do you identify with any of the above traits and if so, have they contributed to your success?  Share in the comment section below.

Start examining your own habits, determine what’s leading you toward success and what’s in the way, and make the changes you need to–for the sake of your future.

Sarah Sobieski

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