It has been noticed that winners share common characteristics, and here is a little list of these characteristics to get you started. As it turns out, these people are not just lucky. According to a research, people 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 the basic ingredients for success. Now that you are about to find out what these characteristics are, you can study them and make them a part of your own strategy to help achieve 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. Although the fear of disappointment may bother them just like everyone else, they keep dreaming and imagining how things could be. Their vision keeps them motivated and helps them 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. They don’t dread work — work is 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 the plan is in place, they don’t deviate from it. They follow through all the steps until they get what they want.
On the other hand, they acknowledge that even best-laid plans sometimes need to be changed. If something doesn’t work, they stop doing what they are doing and take time to develop another plan. They are flexible enough to do what works and are open to input from others.
Realistic Approach and Support
Winners do not delude themselves and 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 a nucleus of friends and colleagues who support them on their way.
Priorities and Action
Winners organize their priorities and lives accordingly. They do not waste time working on something unimportant when the priority number one needs attention. They take a purposeful action. They do not spend their lives just thinking and preparing — time comes and they pull the trigger.
In addition, these people are good at self-management. They actively manage their lives in such a way that they can stay physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. They take a good care of themselves because they know they are the most important resource they have in achieving their goals.
Now make your own observations: Look at successful people you know and see how they defer from others. You will definitely see an evidence of the traits mentioned here.