32 of the Most Important Characteristics of the Most Successful People

 Do you want to be successful in everything you do?  Well below is your secret to success!  Personally, I printed these characteristics and taped them to my mirror so I can read them every morning.  If you looking for success in any area of your life, I suggest you adopt all 32 of these characteristics and you will SUCCEED!!

  1. Have a “Can-Do” Attitude– approach every situation with the outlook that no matter what, it can be done
  2. Believe That I Will Work It Out– refers to individuals looking to be responsible and solve a problem
  3. Successful People Focus on Opportunity– see all situations, even problems and complaints as opportunities
  4. Successful People Love Challenges– compelled and invigorated by challenges
  5. Seek to Solve Problems– know that every problem is universal in one way or another
  6. Successful People Persist Until Successful– ability to persist on a given path regardless of setbacks, unexpected events, bad news and resistance and continues steadfastly or firmly in some course of action despite of condition
  7. Take Risks– you’re going to have to put something on the line to get a get a return; successful are willing to take risks
  8. Be Unreasonable– requires that you act without rational consideration and not in accordance with realities
  9. Be Dangerous– being careful requires you to take actions cautiously; absolutely no way you will hit 10X levels or 10X goals by being cautious
  10. Create Wealth– attitude toward wealth and creation of wealth is an especially significant distinction between financially successful and the unsuccessful
  11. Readily Take Action– highly successful take unbelievable amounts of action regardless of what that actually looks like, these people rarely do nothing
  12. Always Say Yes– successful people do this not because they can, but they choose to say yes
  13. Habitually Commit– successful fully and consistently commit to activities, some of which require to put all of it on the line
  14. Go All The Way– “half measures availed us nothing” in terms of no results except retiring person engaging in ½ measures
  15. Focus on NOW– only two times for the successful; now and the future
  16. Demonstrate Courage– quality of mind and spirit that propels people to face dangerous situations in spite of fear
  17. Successful People Embrace Change– love change; always look for ways to improve what you are doing successfully
  18. Determine and Take the Right Approach– successful know they can quantify what does and does not work
  19. Successful People Break Traditional Ideas– challenge traditions to get to another place
  20. Be Goal Oriented
  21. Be On A Mission– successful people approach their activities as if on a religious mission
  22. Have a High Level of Motivation
  23. Be Interested in Results– successful people value results
  24. Have Big Goals and Big Dreams– How big are your goals and dreams?!
  25. Create Your Own Reality– bent on creating a new reality for themselves and others that is so different from what others suggest as possible
  26. Commit First, Figure Out Later– get rid of mechanics and take action
  27. Be Highly Ethical– requires you do things you told yourself and others you would do and in doing so until you get results
  28. Be Interested in the Group– you can only do as well as the people around you, sooner or later you will be afflicted by those around you
  29. Be Dedicated to Continuous Learning
  30. Be Uncomfortable– willing to put yourself in uncomfortable situations
  31. Reach Up in Relationships– surround yourself with great people, better than me
  32. Be Disciplined– to attain and achieve success, you need to determine which habits are constructive, and then discipline both yourself and your group to do those things over and over again until it becomes a discipline
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The Evils of Society

The situation: A three year old little girl claims she wants to be a doctor when she grows up, but her brothers, the oldest of them 11 years old, try to correct the young girl and tell her she wants to be a nurse when she grows up.  What causes these children to form these gender role opinions?  I believe the main evil influencing young children to shape their gender expectations is our society.

Imagine being a young child…I’m talking before kindergarten here.  What did you want to be?  What did you enjoy doing?  Were there any obstacles to achieving your dreams?  If you were anything like myself, then you understand what I’m talking about.  Children change what they want to be when they grow up daily, if not hourly.  Their future is not motivated by money, status, politics, etc.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

Now imagine yourself as a child attending grade school for a few years.  Suddenly, you want your mom to buy the same pair of uggs that everyyyboddyy but you owns.  You want to buy lunch at school because “all the cool kids do.”  These two generic examples sum my point up quite nicely: as you become socialized, you lose an innate, no-boundaries mindset that allows you to dream infinitely and boast about your dreams, no matter how crazy they might sound to others, will come true one day.

We all possess this, what some refer to as “unreasonable” mindset as a young child, but where does it go as we begin to attend school and become part of society?  I don’t think it goes anywhere.  I believe society, primarily in education, sets limits and defines what is “acceptable.”  Society on some levels can be compared to brainwashing.  Society eventually limits our innate drive, creativity, imagination, and persistence we pride ourselves on as young children through phrases such as “That is not realistic” and “Only a limited number of people can achieve that” among others.  The limited numbers of people are those who rise above society’s death grip on their dreams and revert to their limitless childhood mindset.  Those are the people who we ponder “They must be pretty special” or “I wish I was that lucky…”  The fact is, luck has nothing to do with it.  These “special” people refuse to accept defeat, ignore the haters, and set out to do whatever they could possibly imagine despite what anyone says.

Can you imagine a world where everyone truly believed their options were limitless?  Where everything one imagined would become reality?  Where the only expectation is that there are no expectations?  I believe if people learn to ignore society’s judgments (who gives them the right anyway?) many more people would lead a successful life.

Particularly in the United States, society centers on individualism beginning in education.  As a teacher passes a test back, you instantly turn to your neighbor and ask, “What did you get??”  You obsess over looking and acting like the “cool kids” instead of finding your passion and what that one thing you enjoy doing that really makes you happy.  This individual-obsessed mindset eventually develops into the money-obsessed, status-obsessed adults we eventually grow into, whether we want to admit it or not.

I think it is an amazing thing for a young three year old girl to boast she wants to become a doctor.  The idea of telling her she should become a nurse is irrelevant to gender roles.  Society frowns upon any idea that does not meet its norms and “brainwashes” school children of its biases, in this case gender bias.  I believe it is highly important to snap out of society’s hold and become aware of how much we say to ourselves or aloud “That is impossible” or “There is no way I could do that.”  When we become aware of the influence society has created over us without even realizing it, even its unconscious hold, I hope many realize how wonderful the young girl is to still have a limitless imagination and truly endless dreams before her and that it must be preserved regardless of society’s attempt at conformity.