Traits of successful people

Want to become a legend? The secret lies within you.

I am a firm believer that each one of us possesses an unlocked potential that, if unlocked, can make our wildest dreams come true.  You see, successful people all have one thing in common, and it is that they all possess certain characteristics that set them apart from the average Joe.  Today, I’ll be discussing my top 5 traits that I believe you should have if you plan on being successful in all areas of your life.

#1- Rising Early

Let’s be honest, most of us can’t stand the thought of just rising early for no reason.  The truth though, is that the most successful people all rise early, including people like Dwayne Johnson and Steve Jobs.  You see, rising early gives you a chance to plan the day ahead, making sure that no tasks are left unchecked.  Combining the habit of rising early with a structured morning routine WILL leave you feeling excited, energized, and ready to tackle any obstacle in your way.  Start by rising an hour earlier than you normally would and build from there. 

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#2- Self-Motivation

Although motivation is a broad term in itself, it is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to succeed.  Being motivated means working towards your dreams and goals no matter what your current circumstances are.  It doesn’t matter if you’re working towards becoming rich, building a better body, or simply towards improving your attitude, motivation is what keeps you grinding.  YOU need to motivate YOURSELF when nobody else will, even during the days that you feel like a train wreck. 

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#3- No Distractions

Focus, focus, focus.  That’s what champions are made of.  Don’t be that guy or girl sitting at their desk, staring at their phone, completely knowing that they need to get shit done.  Find a quiet room, isolate yourself from the rest of society for a few hours, and GRIND.  Believe me, the satisfaction you’ll get afterward does not compare to anything you’ve ever experienced. 

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#4- Not caring about what others think

We as humans will naturally always tend to listen to other people’s opinions, it’s just how we’re wired, I guess.  The truth is that we shouldn’t, especially if those opinions are trying to bring us down or discourage us from reaching for our wildest dreams.  Accept some criticism, but NEVER accept being belittled, broken down, or made fun of.  All that matters is what YOU want and what YOU feel is the right path for YOUR life.  You’re living your life, not someone else’s.  Don’t expect others to believe in your dreams, because it isn’t theirs in the first place. 

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#5- Become surrounded by hard-working bastards

The people around you ultimately form who you become.  If you surround yourself with good-for-nothing slobs who don’t share your drive, passion, and motivation, cut them off because they’ll only drag you down the road of an average life.  Find people who don’t settle for the mediocre, who don’t discourage you, and who don’t want to be like 99% of the average population.  Soon enough, with the right people by your side, your productivity, happiness, motivation, and passion will skyrocket to limits never seen before. 

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Final thoughts

Please know that these are only the basic guidelines that I believe are essential for being successful, so, don’t limit yourself only to the above traits.  Dream even bigger, work even harder, and keep on expanding your horizons to new frontiers.  Becoming successful at anything in life is all about self-belief, the right mindset, discipline, and confidence.  Train yourself to become a more structured person, both physically and mentally.  Soon you’ll begin to realize why the millionaires and billionaires of the world are where they are. 

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Estian Roodt
Estian Roodt

Driven by dreams, living by high expectations.  I believe in hard work and dedication above everything else.  Average is not in my vocabulary.

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