- THEY EDUCATE THEMSELVES
When I say educate yourself, I am not referring to a college or university degree. I am referring to research. Do your research before you write or debate on a topic. And no, Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Use a source that provides thorough, well-reasoned theory, argument and/or discussion. Knowledge is power. In order to be successful in life you need to be well educated; well informed.
2. THEY SET GOALS AND STICK TO THEM
No matter how blurry your vision may get along the way, stay focused on what you have set your mind on. Do what you said you were going to do. Live according to the standards you advocate.
3. THEY GO THE EXTRA MILE
Whether it’s at the company you are currently working for or perhaps within your own business, a competitive market requires you to do everything you can to be one step ahead of your competition. Therefore, always go the extra mile, it will get you a long way.
4. THEY COMMUNICATE CLEARLY
Communication is an important skill in any relationship, whether it is with a partner, at your job or with friends, it will take you far. Articulate your ideas, questions and know how to communicate effectively. Know when to speak and when not to.
5. THEY ARE NOT AFRAID OF FAILURE
Many of us are afraid of the unknown. Afraid of not knowing what to expect. You see, failing is part of life. In order to succeed, we will fail first. Before Henry Ford made it in life, he went bankrupt 3 times. Not once but three times. My point? Often times, in order to succeed, we will first fail a few times. And that’s ok. Failing molds us into the person we are created to be and leads us unto the path we are destined to walk on.