THERE ARE EIGHT COMMON TRAITS
Successful people have several things in common, according to author Richard St. John. His book “The 8 Traits Successful People Have in Common” explores this theme. He interviewed over five hundred successful people, such as Bill Gates and Martha Stewart. St. John entered the answers into a database in order to analyze the similarities. He looked at more than three hundred success factors during his analysis. St. John then discovered that each of the successful seekers and strivers he interviewed had eight traits in common.
SUCCESSFUL SEEKERS AND STRIVERS DO THIS
These eight traits he believes are the foundations of success in the field you choose. The first is that successful people are passionate about what they actually do. Passion is the most important factor. With no passion, motivation is inconsistent. He explains that there are seekers and there are strivers. The latter know exactly what they want to do from an early age. Tiger Woods was a striver. Individuals who are seekers need to figure out what they love. The majority of people are seekers. St. John says that you have to ask yourself would you do it for free? If your answer is a yes, then you probably found your passion.
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WORK HARD AND HAVE FUN
Successful people work hard but also know how to have fun. With avoiding burnout of course, finding the flow and grit in your work is imperative. Without it, it is just work. It’s also about the focus. Specific focus is key. These people know how to narrow down what they want to do. They are not scattered but focused.
VALUE TO OTHERS AND NOT EXPENDABLE
Another important factor is that successful people push themselves out of their comfort zone. There are many ways that you can push yourself, which he talks about in detail in his book. Coming up with new ideas is also crucial and key. And the idea of getting better is also very important. They also provide value to others. Tom Cruise works with good actors, successful actors. That’s because they make him look good.
PERSISTENCY IS KEY FOR SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE
Persistency is also an extremely important trait for successful people. But persistency through the challenges of a bad time is very important. So, whether or not you are a seeker or striver, think how you can tend to these traits. Maybe you will be the next successful person out there.