19 Apr 3 Characteristics of Successful People
Success comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Ultimately, you have to decide what success looks like for yourself, your business, your projects, and your endeavours. If you let the outside world tell you what success is, then you may never actually achieve it. Instead, you need to define your own terms and follow what you believe success to be. Having said that, successful people do have one thing in common: personality characteristics. Whether they are natural abilities or traits they hone over time, successful people tend to have these three characteristics:
Defined as “Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” What better definition could a successful person tack onto their abilities? A person who perseveres knows that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. To be successful, you have to push through doubt and challenges. When they say it can’t be done, you keep trying to prove them wrong. You might fail, but that’s just part of the path to success. And, if they do fail, successful people know that the best way to get over the failure is to pick themselves up and keep going.
Defined as “courage and resolve; strength of character.” Grit is that little thing inside of you that urges you onward. It keeps you going at midnight when everyone else has gone home. It’s the thing that inside of you that says, “I’m almost there, so I’m going to keep on going.” Without grit, successful people would cave. They’d give up. Pack their bags and head for the hills. Grit is knowing that something is going to be difficult and doing it anyways.
Defined as “an intense desire or enthusiasm for something.” Passion is the reason successful people get it up in the morning. It’s the reason 3 pots of coffee are brewed every day and the reason they keep going. Yes, perseverance and grit are key to success. But, without passion there’s not motivation. There’s no desire. There’s no intensity. Successful people know how to harness their passion and put it towards their goals
While not every successful person looks the same, they do share common characteristics. You’ll notice, when you look at successful people they have these three characteristics. You’ll notice they’re the ones staying late at the office, bold enough to fail, and passionate enough to care when no one else does.