11 Traits of Successful People

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Do you know what characterises successful people? There are some things that really successful people have in common and I have made some research and found some important traits that you can adopt. I have made a list with eleven traits and to each item there is a corresponding article; just click the link. Most of the articles include steps to action.

  1. Know where you are going. If I do not know where to go then what would the point of travelling be? I risk ending up somewhere I do not want to be.
  2. See opportunities. If you follow all the others then you will miss opportunities. To see them you need to break routines and take the lead of your own life.
  3. Monitor progress. Not knowing how you progress can be demotivating. You need to know where you are and how far you have to go.
  4. Positive focus. What do you find more stimulating, negative or positive stories? Positive people are much more interesting.
  5. Self-confidence. If you want success you want self-confidence as well; you have to believe that you have the ability to reach your goal.
  6. Listen and learn. During life you pick up knowledge and skills. What you know and do is something you have learned. If you want to develop you have to listen and learn.
  7. Be persistent. Never give up! If you really want something and you have a strong belief that you will reach your goal then keep trying.
  8. Demonstrate willpower. Sometimes you have to do things you do not want to do in order to reach a long-term goal. This is where you need willpower and just do what needs to be done without getting distracted.
  9. Take responsibility. You should be careful when you express your discontent. People cannot do anything about your complaints but you can take responsibility for the things you are unhappy about.
  10. Network! To get what you want you need other people to give it to you. Do not think you can do everything yourself; you need people to help you.
  11. Take action. Do you think that successful people are perfect people that sit around analysing? Well, they are not! Successful people make more mistakes than anyone else because the take action.

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