Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Qualities of Successful People

-       The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. W. Somerset Maugham

A failure, just like a success, is circumstantial. Some people accumulate many failures but they use them as stepping-stones to achievements that lead to one huge success. For instance, Thomas Edison failed numerous times before he invented the light bulb.

Other people accumulate achievements but can’t manage to make them lasting or profitable and they soon find themselves again engulfed by failure. For instance, someone who lands good jobs but can’t manage to keep any of them.

In order to turn small achievements into a solid foundation on which to build your life you need to develop the qualities of a successful person.

Many people say they want to write a book or run a marathon and some even try. But when faced with the first difficulty – writer’s block, a rejection, an injury or simply laziness – they give up.

Those who succeed in publishing a book or running the marathon are the ones who embark on the journey knowing that they need to be committed to the goal, that it won’t always be easy and that they need to do whatever it takes to make it.

Some of the qualities of successful people:
- Patience
- Perseverance
- Adaptability
- Creativity
- Joy
- Compassion
- Productivity

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