What Successful People Have In Common
Very few people become successful by accident. People who accomplish their goals often share certain qualities that distinguish them from those who are not as prosperous. Most people have ambition and set goals, but only some are capable of succeeding at what they set out to do. What makes a person able to have successful career and meet their full potential? First, this person is resilient and no matter what obstacles face them, they will always endure and never surrender. Take Oprah, for example, one of the wealthiest and most prominent women in this day and age. Oprah came from a deeply impoverished and dysfunctional home, and sought work in the entertainment industry during a time when being black and female were both significant obstacles to attaining work let alone success in her field. There is little doubt Oprah faced discrimination yet she never gave up, and she became one of the most influential women in US history. The second quality successful people share is that they are consistent in their delivery and the quality of work they provide. Taylor Swift is a great example of this. She crafted a public image that matched her music and consistently cultivated both. Now Taylor Swift is one of the most successful recording artists ever. The third characteristic that leads to achieving your goals is having a routine. Always strive to improve, and be sure to have a set plan in what you are going to do to achieve your goals for your week, month, or in the long term. Setting a routine will help organize you life, and has helped many people further themselves in their careers, as it did for youtube personality and entrepreneur Michelle Phan. Phan started off having an avid interest in makeup and wanted to share her cosmetic demonstrations with the world. She began a Youtube channel, and by constantly posting her makeup DIYs, was able to build a fan base and launch her career. Again, consistency is key, and having a routine will help that. Finally, the most important quality is that determined and successful people always bounce back and strive on even after failure. Actress and producer Mindy Kaling exemplifies a woman who rises above her past failures. As a woman who is not the classic Hollywood beauty, Kaling was told she could never be the leading lady in film and television, and was rejected many times for those parts. Instead of allowing that to define her or cause her to give up, Kaling through her determination created a leading lady role for herself with her now successful show “The Mindy Kaling project. All of these women share qualities that are directly responsible for their successes and you do too. Once you know your goal, keep in mind these qualities and try to make them yours. You are more likely than not to succeed if you have a plan and determination to achieve what you set out to do.