Thursday, 16 February 2012


Who else not want to be a successful person in his life? But how many of us really do something about this. Successful people possess given below attributes, which most of us ignore in our lives.

1:Successful people know what success is:-
What is success? Success is when you get what you want. But in case of success what you want is not achieved without doing anything about that thing which you want. If you get what you want without doing anything about that thing then it is luck. But I say luck is when opportunity meets preparation. Our world is full of opportunities but we can not avail those opportunities because we do not make ourselves prepared for those opportunities. Successful people are always prepared to grab any opportunity which comes across them.

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
2:Successful people are optimistic:-

Successful people are always optimistic and determine to achieve their goals but they know that dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. Successful people follow this formula which has been derived by Babe Didrikson Zaharias :

 The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration; then more practice and more concentration.

Practice makes a man perfect and concentration is fullest use of all one’s power. Determine your success by comparing your achievements to your potential.

You do not determine your success by comparing yourself to others; rather you determine your success by comparing your accomplishments to your capabilities. - Zig Ziglar

3:Successful people are risk taker:-

Successful people take risks but calculated risks. They spread their risk and do not put all eggs in single basket. Interesting thing about risk is that if the risk has been unsuccessful, there will be the opportunity to learn from the experience. Successful people review their progress when they have taken their first risk, it increases their confidence.

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. 
 George S. Patton

Risks don't always turn out as we had hoped, but they always bring greater insight and the reward of living every day to the fullest. - Mary Kay Mueller

4:Successful people have a mentor:-

To be successful in any field, it is very important to have a mentor or choose a pacesetter. Read about the successful people in your particular field and follow their strategies. Be a fan of them and make them your mentors. Even they do not know you personally but you can follow their tricks and strategies by reading about them or by observing them. You can choose a pacesetter or competitor in your field. He must be a little better than you and learn how to beat him. The better your pacesetter, the faster you both move.

 5:Successful people strive for excellence not for perfection:-

Successful people strive for excellence rather than perfection. Perfection is often unattainable, frustrating and neurotic while excellence is attainable, gratifying and healthy. Nothing is perfect in this world but we can make ourselves excellent.

 6:Successful people are not workaholic:-
Most successful people I know work long hours but they don’t let work interfere with the really important things in life, such as friends and family. They live a balanced life. They know how to delegate their work and get some time for the spouse, kids and friends.
7:Successful people have high E.Q. level:-

Successful people have an ability to control their negative emotions. They know how to make use positive emotions. It is not necessary that they have high I.Q. level but they must have high E.Q. (emotional quotient) level.
8:Successful people management their time:-

Successful people manage their time. They don’t start with their work, they start with their time. They set daily goals keeping in mind their long-term objectives. To avoid procrastination, they set deadlines. But they keep the element of flexibility in their time management to handle urgent and important tasks. They can easily distinguish urgent but not important things in their life and avoid them. Successful people don’t spend their time on unproductive tasks.

After describing the attributes of successful people, I will end this article with these line:

Yesterday is a canceled check.
Tomorrow is a promissory note.
Today is ready cash. Use it!

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