People who are the most successful often share key traits in common. Let’s take a look at four of those traits and how they contribute to your success.
It is essential that you care about people. People can sense when you care about them, and they will help to contribute to your success. In addition, when you are friendly, you are more likable. We all want to work with people we like, right?
To have good character is vital. When you have integrity, people view you as trustworthy, and it is essential that you are considered to be trustworthy in order for people to want to do business with you.
One component of integrity is consistency. It’s important to apply your same personal rules, guidelines, and actions across the board in all different situations in your life. Otherwise, you run the risk of people viewing you as unfair or inequitable.
Another important component of integrity is being honorable. A good test for this is to ask yourself if you would be proud of what you are doing or saying no matter who was watching or listening. If the answer is yes, you’re on the right track.
There is no substitute for hard work. Even when you have many great traits, success will not come automatically. There may be some late nights or weekends that are filled with more work than fun, but sometimes, that is simply what people need to do to get the desired results.
In our on-demand, instant gratification society, your clients, customers, and coworkers want to hear from you soon after they contact you. Set yourself apart from your competition by responding as quickly as you can, even if just to let them know that you will get back to them with a more detailed answer soon.
We asked mega-successful ($8 billion+ sold) real estate pro Dolly Lenz what she thought the top trait that successful people share is. Her reply? “Passion!”
Merriam-Webster defines passion as: “a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something.” Make sure you’re in a profession that you feel excited and enthusiastic about, and your energy and enthusiasm for your work will shine through. This passion will also propel you through those long days of hard work on your road to success.
What other traits have you seen that successful people share? Let us know in the comments!