Success is something that many dream of, but, contrary to other concepts, it has a different meaning for everyone, so each success story ends up being unique. It should also be mentioned that the winners seem to have traits that distinguish them from the rest. However, the matter is not as simple as taking them from a list and copying them.
When we ask ourselves what we need to be successful, the first thing to take into account is that within ourselves there is everything we need to achieve our dreams. The way to make use of these strengths is by creating habits or customs that will end up becoming essential qualities to succeed.
Everything we are and can achieve is determined by the quality of our habits. However, there is no such thing as an ideal, static set of habits of successful people. Why? Because being unique and having different goals, our habits also stem from particular needs. While the basis of someone’s success is having a restful eight-hour sleep and getting up at dawn to go to attend their businesses, an artist can write the novel that will make him famous late at night, having to find another schedule. break.
If a quality endures, it is because at some point that person made it a strength that helps you move forward. Although it is useful for others, but in us it becomes a habit that is difficult to maintain and it is not effective or rather it brings problems, we will be facing a weakness.
In any case, there is a small series of common elements that work for all those who seek to achieve personal goals. We could say that discipline is probably the most favorable trait among them. Even if your goals are individual, achieving great things involves striving over and over again to achieve them. It’s about working hard for something and training to get there.
As for the other qualities that a successful person needs to have, regardless of their goals, here are the most important ones:
- Be purposeful
We already mentioned that achieving the goals set is the definition of success in each person. That means that having a purpose, whatever it is, is what gives our lives direction. With the lack of projects of our own, we risk ending up at our parents’ standards or simply following the crowd without ever realizing our true potential.
You are a unique individual and you have powers within you waiting to be unleashed. If you haven’t, now is the time to start. Describe your life purpose, make sure you want it and that you are not following the plans that others have designed for you.
When you follow your passion you can feel pleasure and satisfaction. Only when you do something you love do you have the feeling of immense pride. A goal motivates us to take our efforts to 100%.
- Take risks
Many people are unable to risk achieving a difficult goal or outside the parameters of society for fear of rejection and failure that may be associated with it. To be successful, you have to distinguish yourself from others and the way to do that is to take some kind of risk.
- Accept failure and try again each time
If taking these risks on the road to success does not work, we will be facing a failure, painful, shameful, but necessary. It turns out that failure is part of the process, it is a stepping stone (and sometimes many more) on the path to our goals.
Many successful people have a history of undermined failure, as well as new attempts that are what really allowed them to succeed: Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were several times bankrupt and their technologies were considered crazy; Marilyn Monroe was not accepted as a model; J.K. Rowling was rejected by publishers and only allowed to publish when she initialized her name to hide that she was a woman! Andrea Bocelli performed in bars until he was 33 years old and J.R.R. Tolkien published The Lord of the Rings when he was in his 60s. Would they have triumphed had they not overcome the first defeat?
You have to mentalize yourself to accept failure and get up again to form the mental patterns of a winner. Otherwise, we will not achieve changes and we will continue in the same life that makes us unhappy.
Failure is powerful when we know how to benefit from it. Analyze exactly what happened and why, and then build a plan based on that learning. You will surely not repeat this mistake or be saddened by having made it.
- Leave the past behind
Successful people have a mission and a vision for themselves, they focus on their work, they are disciplined and they are not distracted. In part they have succeeded by leaving the past in its place.