Investor’s Business Daily analyzed leaders and successful people in all walks of life. Here are the 10 traits they all had in common:
1 How you think is everything: Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.
2 Decide upon your true dreams and goals: Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.
3 Take action: Goals are nothing without action. Don’t be afraid to get started. Just do it.
4 Never Stop Learning: Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.
5 Be persistent and work hard: Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.
6 Learn to analyze details: Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.
7 Focus your time and money: Don’t let other people or things distract you.
8 Don’t be afraid to innovate; Be different: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.
9 Deal and communicate with people effectively: No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others
10 Be honest and dependable; Take responsibility: Otherwise, numbers 1-9 won’t matter.