Here are traits of successful people that are shared by all winners. These people are not just lucky. The research shows that those who win, do so consistently over and over again. What makes them different is their character traits, a type of traits that are considered to be basic ingredients for success. Study them and make them part of your strategy for achieving your goals.
Vision and Enthusiasm.
Winners have a clear vision of their goals. They imagine it so vividly that they almost can see it and feel it. Unlike most of us, they are not afraid to get excited about something. The fear of disappointment will not stop them. They take this risk. Their vision keeps them motivated and they move forward.
Another trait is enthusiasm. People who win pursue their goals with passion. They are excited by what they are doing. They are enjoying the whole process of pursuit. The work is like play for them. They go to bed at night only because they HAVE to sleep. Once they wake up they spring forth to get what they dream about.
Plan and Flexibility.
People who win consistently have a clear plan for achieving their goals. There is a certain order, they know what has to be done and when it has to be done. They have deadlines to meet. Once they establish this plan, they don’t deviate from it. They follow through all the steps until they get what they want.
From another side they acknowledge that even best-laid plans sometimes need to be changed. They are not repeating a behavior when doesn’t work for them. They are flexible enough to do what works and are open to input from others.
Realistic Approach and Support.
Winners do not delude themselves, they see the reality no matter how ugly. They prefer to deal with facts, not with assumptions. They are capable to look at themselves critically and appreciate feedback from others. This is why they form nucleus of friends and colleagues who support them on their way. These are the people who will tell them the truth like it is. These could be also people who have complementary strengths to support them on their way.
Priorities and Action.
Winners organize their priorities and lives accordingly. They do not spend time working on something that is number two on their priority list when priority number one needs attention. They take purposeful action. They do not spend their lives just thinking and preparing. Time comes and they pull the trigger.
Moreover, these people are characterized by self-management, i.e. they actively manage their lives in such a way that they can stay physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. They take care of themselves, because they are the most important resource they have in achieving their goals.
These are the qualities that define a winner. Make your own observations. Look at successful people you know and see how they defer from others. You will definitely see the evidence of the traits mentioned here. Analyze them and make them part of your own strategy.