SUCCESS STORIES / SEP. 24, 2013
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What Successful People Have in Common

We all want to know the secret to success. How do people make it rich? Sometimes, it can feel as though success is just too far out of our reach - but this is not the case. Success is less about the opportunities infront of you and more about your own character and determination! Many successful (and rich) business moguls say that much of their success is from luck, risk and having the guts to go after what you want. If seems if you want something enough, you will achieve it.

If you, like so any others, are overwhelmed with the thought of breaking out into the daunting world of entrepreneurism, then you may want to keep reading.  Below we have comiled the most common features of successful entrepreneurs. If you recognise yourself from these features, then you too could have the recipe for success! 

#1 You see opportunities while other people see problems.

#2 You rise to the challenge and seek solutions where you can.

#3 You are not limited by fear orworry; you strive for excellence in the face of adversity.

#4 You use your energy wisely – putting it into projects rather than being stressed or complaining.

#5 You are a creative thinker, with the ability to conceptualise and build on an idea.

#6 You are productive, proactive and positive in your approach to everything.

#7 You surround yourself with like-minded people who lift you up rather than pull you down.

#8 You have clarity and certainty about your career goals, and have the determination to reach these goals.

#9 You ooze ambition and motivation.

#10 Whilst timing is everything in business, successful people don’t wait for the right time, they go out and make it happen.

#11 You are continuously learning new things and developing your knowledge in your area of expertise.

#12 As an optimist, you can channel positive energy into any project and business venture.

#13 You are a risk taker.

#14 Your communication skills are second to none.

#15 You understand that good things come to those who work hard and are aware that tough times come before the good times.

#16 You are confident and competent.

#17 You take on projects and sell your ideas with conviction and certainty, making others believe as much as you do that your idea/product will be a success.

#18 You have courage. This is something all self-made rich and successful people share. Courage is needed to take risks and stand out in a competitive market when others are trying to keep you down.

#19 You know that self-control and discipline is important and have the strength to limit yourself when required.

#20 You set high standards for yourself, higher than the standards you expect from others. This way, you are always striving to be the best and to excel in life.

If you didnt recognise yourself in any of the above characteristics, then maybe entrepreneurship isnt for you. But fear not; this doesnt mean you can't be successful in life. You can make a highly lucrative career in your area of expertise, provided you have the motivation and determination to meet goals and strive for success! 

Entrepreneurship is exciting, and scarey. But if you are the type to 'grab the bull by its horns' then following this route can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lfie. Be devoted, be determined, and be daring! With that attitude in place, the world is your oyster.

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