7 Traits of a Successful People Have In Common

Success is loaded and fluid concept.  It can be defined in so many ways and it can change as you mature. How one person defines and measure it may be different for another. 

To attain success in your life, youfirst need to define it for yourself, on your own terms.

If you don’t, you end up striving toward goals that don’t fulfill you, that don’t match up with your own values.  You’ll end up living the life you thought was expected of you rather than the life you want. And be miserable.

Thus to be truly successful, define what success mean to you.  You can look at it from a high level perspective to narrowing it down to the different areas of your life, i.e. career, relationships, etc.  What does it mean to you? Why is it important to you? How will you know when you attain it? How will you measure it?

When you define it, it will helpyou focus on doing what you need to do, to cultivate the traits andmindset you need to bring success into your life. To get started, here are 7traits of highly successful people have in common

1. They are Adaptable

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 “ The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that you are in control of your life. If you don’t life controls you. “- Tony Robbins quotes

Successful people know how to be adaptable.  When things aren’t going their way, they find a way. They see possibilities.  They take notice of what’s going on and know how to control and change their attitude, thoughts and adjust their actions with flow.

2. They have an ‘I can’ attitude

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When they have a goal, they ask questions to find outwhat they need to do to develop the skills to become the person they need to be to achieve their dreams. 

They take control of driving themselves to achieving what it is they want to achieve, continuously growing, learning, and researching so that they can build a strategy and execute their game plan.

3. They see the World as Abundant

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Successful people have a drive to help others because they know there is enough goodness to go around. They are willing to share information and best practices and give credit to others for their victories.

They know it’s important to create and give value and help others because what you get in return is priceless. You feel a sense of fulfillment. They know their work does not equal their worth but comes from who they are as human beings.

“Success is not counted by how you have climbed but by how many people you brought with You.” – WilRos

4. They are constantly Learning

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As you step out of your comfort zone and grow, you will attain some your goals giving you the feeling of success. Naturally, when this happens your container will expand and you’ll create new goals to grow into your new container.  Successful people are continuously learning. 

As Richard Branson said, “The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will feel.”

5. They have Persistence and Discipline

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Come hell or high water, successful people choose to do what they know must be done. They embrace and accept new challenges. They know that by trying is a valiant effort towards success because if things didn’t pane out, you would have learned some great lessons and grown from the process.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

And through your efforts you can change your approach and make adjustments as needed and try again. In then end it will be your tenacity and your enthusiasm of failure that will get you to your desired result.

“ Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill

6. They know when to Quit

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This may seem contradictory to my last point, but successful people know when to consciously quit to win. It’s time to quit when you are not doing your passion, when there’s no inherent additional value being added in the process, when there’s something better you can do instead. 

7. They take care of their Wellbeing

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In order to show up as their best self to be of service to the people and things that matter to them, successful people know they need to be healthy.  So you can bet they have daily ritual they do to take care of their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

What other traits do you have that makes you a successful person?  Share with me below.

ByTheresa Ho

Having been brought up in a traditional immigrant family, Theresa knows first-hand how it feels like to be living the cultural expectations while wanting to live her own life. As the founder of Rejuvenate Your Essence, Theresa helps people who are ready to say yes to themselves.

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