8 Qualities of Successful People

No matter how you define success, there are some common qualities of those who achieve their goals and consider themselves successful. Mentioned here are eight such qualities

1. They take Daily Action

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Action Plan for Success

Long-term success doesn’t come from unplanned action but rather from the little things done consistently over time. Sales persons know that making a few calls every day brings better results than a lot of calls once a month.

A mother knows that consistent expectations and consequences teach children how to behave more than occasional lectures about responsibility.

2. They Sleep well

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Maintaining a Peace of Mind

Studies have shown that the most successful people get an average of seven hours of sleep a night. You have to learn to work smart and not just hard!

3. They Exercise

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Larger Perspective to Exercise

Exercise has many benefits including helping people reach their goals. When you exercise you have more energy, your brain gets more feel-good hormones that will help you think through challenges and you have the physical health to do the things you want to do.

4. They dare to Dream

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Make Your Dream A Reality

If you don’t let yourself think “What if?” you won’t get the same level of satisfaction and feeling of success as those that do. Don’t limit yourself. Don’t be scared of disappointment. As Norman Vincent Peale so eloquently put it, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”

5. They aren’t Afraid to Fail

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Overcome Fear of Failure

The most successful people are the ones who have tasted failure. No matter what the outcome there is always something to be learnt. The most successful people are the ones who do not quit if some venture of theirs fails. They look at what worked and what didn’t and then decide what they want to try next.

6. They surround themselves with Successful People

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Team Building Techniques

It is nearly impossible to reach your goals if you hang out with people who tell you that you shouldn’t even try. Successful people understand the importance and value of surrounding themselves with positive minded people who will encourage them, support them and help them achieve their dreams.

7. They focus on what they can Control

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Understanding and focusing on things you can control leads to success. Successful people don’t spend time lamenting over things they cannot. Instead they focus on things they can impact. They prepare well and then take action.

Sometimes you get what you want, other times you don’t. Success can also come from knowing you’ve done your best and then creating a plan to do better next time.

8. They Celebrate their Success

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So often people are focused on “the next thing.” The next step, the next level, the next accomplishment. They forget to stop and appreciate the successes they have achieved and celebrate the wins.

There will always be a next level. To feel truly successful you need to stop and feel. Acknowledge what you have accomplished and be grateful. Without enjoying the present success, why work for the next one?

ByTara Reed

Tara is a writer, artist and Silver Lining Specialist. Through writing and speaking she explores the question, “How do you stay positive, happy and enjoy the present when faced with adversity?”

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