What separates a successful person from the rest and what does it take be successful? Having been acquainted and associated with successful people, I have come to a realization that there are traits that you can never see in a successful person:
- The business world is a calm-on-the-surface-storm-arising-on-the-inside kind of world. There will be challenges and hardships that will befall your projects, chances are, your presentations might be screwed on the day of your business presentation. Remember that you are who you are because of how you act upon hurdles in your business and generally in life.
- This is a no-brainer. In the world of business, once cannot afford to slack off. There will always be new businesses that will surface, new innovations, changes in the industry, and if you can’t keep up with these changes, you are bound to bring your business down with you. Most people don’t achieve great things because they are slacking off. Simple truth.
- Steve Jobs said, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is – pure perseverance”. If you are in for instant success, instant gratification, then you are on for “one single sensation” success. You have to be patient and passionate enough in your business to sustain and flourish it.
- Have you heard the term “whatever works” or “that will do”? Those are terms mediocre people do. Successful people with a go-to attitude aims for excellence, never settle for less.
- Whatever emotion you have for the day, you must never take that with you in the office or worst, act it out on your poor employees. Successful people are rational people who knows what professionalism is.
- It connotes a very negative effect to everybody, especially in the workplace. A suggestion is always worth listening to, successful people don’t dwell on the negative side but focus on being proactively positive. Of course one has to think about the downsides of a certain project but being more focused on how to get it done is what’s more important.
- Being overly self-centered diminishes your effectiveness as a boss and as a person. The whole idea of a successful business isn’t all about your hard work and sacrifice, it’s about your employees and the customers as well. It’s a collective effort.
So when you find any of these traits still dominantly present in you, you might have to think again and evaluate yourself. Take a step backward and assess where you are and where you’re heading to. Take a look at the list, do you have at least two or three of these traits? If the answer is yes, then you might want to consider changing for the better and drive yourself to success.