Inspiration, Quotes, Productivity and More

5 Characteristics Of Successful People

Success is the difference between these three statements, “I cannot do this,” “I cannot make it for sure,” and, “I know this is tough but I can make it.” Regardless of your definition of success, the fact remains that successful people are written about, celebrated and held in high regard. And there are definitely those unique yet similar lines that cut across every successful person.

Every successful person has the following 5 characteristics:

The audacity to break the rules

People who reap success challenge the status quo. They know when to break the rules, not the law and are find satisfaction in challenging conventional wisdom. The seeki the truth and will revolt at the sign of mediocrity. They strongly believe in the impossible and are usually driven by the words of the rest of the people who say they can’t do something.

They know time is the most valuable asset

For most people, time is really much of a vicious enemy. They dislike time and know it’s something they can never keep up with. To them, time is something they can never seem to have enough of and are constantly at war with it, trying to manage it. On the other hand, successful people rarely fail at doing so.

Instead, they know time is a resource you can’t actually manage because you can only manage what you have the power to change. Time doesn’t change. It never stops and doesn’t pause or go backwards. This is why it’s difficult to manage time. For successful people, managing time is about prioritizing things that matter the most, focusing on them and leaving the rest to be tackled another day.

They have a desire and dream to improve things

Most of us go through life and have an opportunity to see problems that affect people around us. Surprisingly, these problems could anything such as a work-related efficiency issue or maybe complex as a global social epidemic. Most average people will ignore such things that need improvement but it’s in that same pot that successful people find inspiration to improve things are take ownership.

They are incredibly curious and eager to learn.

Most average people are stubborn and lack the burning desire to learn and explore new things. Those with success are incredibly open minded and strive to learn something new and to them, learning is a constant process. They seek further information and understand that knowledge is the only way they can find solutions to whatever projects they have in mind. More information makes things easier for them. Most importantly, they apply what they learn in real life. Surprisingly, they want to learn just about anything and everything!

They embrace challenges

We are in a modern world where industries are working towards making things super easier. In simpler terms, it’s a get rich quick scheme or magic weight loss pill. This same mentality makes the average person even lazier, complacent and more risk averse.

Successful people see such things as weight loss and financial struggles not as a burden but a really incredible challenge that should be conquered. They respond by creating short-term as well as long-term goals that help them break through these challenges and ultimately come out the opposite end victorious.

36 Clifford Geertz Quotes On Anthropology

Clifford Geertz was born on August 23, 1926 in San Francisco and is widely known for his contribution to the field of anthropology and ethnography.

116 Most Amazing Quotes About Literature

It is one of the paradoxes of American literature that our writers are forever looking back with love and nostalgia at lives they couldn’t wait to leave.

Anatole Broyard