There have been numerous studies and books written about the worlds most successful people; and what has been fairly well documented is that they all share a number of common traits. The good news is, you’re not born with all of these traits, rather you learn and develop them. So we have put together a list of the most common traits of highly successful people, to help you hone your skills and become the kind of leader you always dreamt of being.
ONE – GOALS
Their business may take unexpected twists and turns but they’re always clear on what their end goal is. They have a plan and goals and they never lose sight of them.
TWO – SELF-CONFIDENCE
They have unwavering self-confidence and belief in themselves even when the chips are down or when everyone else has doubted them.
THREE – RISK TAKERS
You have to take big risks in order to win big, and high achievers are not afraid to take leaps of faith or to try new ways of doing things. Successful leaders are risk takers and are comfortable being out of their comfort zone.
FOUR – SALES
Successful people are good at sales. It’s your ability to sell and negotiate that will not only make you sales, but will help you to make friends and influence people.
FIVE – RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
Setbacks and challenges don’t hold them back but simply present opportunities for them to learn and grow. They don’t take it personally and they rise to every challenge and understand it’s part and parcel of being an entrepreneur.
SIX – LEARNING
Successful people know there is no end point to learning and that they will never stop growing and evolving their business. To quote Albert Einstein, “Once you stop learning you start dying.”
SEVEN – PASSION
They are driven by passion not money. They thrive on doing what makes them happy for a living; money is a happy by product.
EIGHT – FAMILY VALUES
Most highly successful people are married and have children and realise the importance of family.
NINE – DELEGATE
The smartest entrepreneurs know when to delegate. They are fully aware of their limitations and ensure they hire the best people to do the jobs that they can’t do themselves.
TEN – SOCIABLE
They are sociable and have a strong network of high achieving contacts from lots of different industries.
ELEVEN – FOCUS
Highly successful and accomplished people are focussed and driven and understand the importance of getting things done, and take strategic and calculated steps towards achieving their goals.
TWELVE – WORK HARD
The worlds most successful people aren’t necessarily the smartest people in the world or the most talented; but what they do have is an extremely strong work ethic. When others are sleeping or taking holidays, they’re working.