10 traits you NEED to be successful

The sky is not the limit. Successful people aim beyond.

10 traits you NEED to be successful

The sky is not the limit. Successful people aim beyond.
  • A college professor once told me, "The sky is not the limit. I've seen footprints on the moon."

  • We, as humans, tend to set a limit on our happiness. We think that we can only get so far, so we make far-too-realistic goals. In reality, we should shoot for far beyond the sky.

  • The only thing that holds us back is ourselves. People who reach their full potential and shoot far beyond the sky have specific qualities that have enable them to achieve spectacular things. These 10 traits will help you stretch to be your best self.

  • Proactive

  • Preparing for the future is a big part of being proactive. Goal-setting and reviewing is one tactic that proactive individuals use to make their dreams a reality. J.K. Rowling is a highly intelligent author who continued to set goals until she reached her lofty goal of being published. Look at her now!

  • Confident

  • Who are you? Someone who knows who they are and is proud of it can reach their potential because they believe in themselves. Look at anyone who has become president. They had to have a lot of confidence in their abilities and know what they could bring to the table in order to get there.

  • Grateful

  • Successful people are happy to be here and thank everyone who has assisted them on their path to victory. They attract peace and give comfort to those who need it.

  • Begin with the end in mind

  • A map is useless if you don't know where you are going. You must start your journey with a very clear understanding of where you would like to go. Your conscience will help decide what tools you will need to get you there, what goals you must set and who you need to help you along the way.

  • Lifelong learner

  • People who reach their full potential will never admit that they know all the answers. They know that there is always more to learn. They seek advice and strive to make themselves better.

  • Spiritual strength

  • They illuminate peacefulness and are confident in their spiritual strength. They have personal morals and respect others' beliefs. They use this strength rise above the doubts of others and know that there is no limit to what they can do.

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  • Embrace change

  • People who succeed constantly adapt and change their comfort zones. They know that staying at the same pace for long will not challenge them enough to try their very best.

  • Teachable

  • In Stephen Covey's book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," he shares, "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." Successful people listen to learn and are able to accept critique. They ask questions and know when it is time to be taught verses teaching. They know that knowledge is what leads to success and try the best they can to be open to criticism.

  • Accept failure

  • Mistakes will happen. If they don't, you aren't trying hard enough. People who succeed know how to accept failure and learn from it. The pieces that crumble can be picked up and repurposed into something no one has ever thought of before. Accepting the bad will help lead you to an open mind and maybe even the idea of a lifetime.

Tana is a student with a passion for words. She believes that written words can touch people in ways unimaginable. In her spare time she enjoys singing, hiking, cuddling in a fuzzy blanket, and spending time with her friends and family.


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