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Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life

What are the Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life?

I have often thought about these. I am sure this question has come up in your mind as well.

Based on my experience, research, and interactions with others, I have made a list of these Must Have personality traits that make you successful in life.

At a minimum you need these ten traits to achieve success in life.

Are you struggling on your climb to success in life?

If yes, you must check if you are missing these personality traits that make you successful in life and work hard to acquire them.

It might be the magic potion that brings in a significant transformation in your personality and triggers your success.

To know more details on this magic potion for your success please read the full post.

What is Personality Trait?

Personality traits are your stable, steady, and unique characteristics that shape your beliefs, actions, and behavior.

These traits are unique to you and differentiate you from others.

These are stable and enduring characteristics within you. And not a one-off occurrence in your life.

If you lose your cool on one occasion, then being irritable is not your personality trait.

However, being irritable is your personality trait, If you lose your temper frequently .

References

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What are the Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life?

All successful people have certain qualities and personality traits that make them reach a high level of success. These traits are inherent in them, or they would have acquired them over time.

To be successful, you need to have these personality traits or acquire them.

Based on my experience, research, and interaction with others, I have collated these and described them in the subsequent sections.

At a minimum you need these ten traits to achieve success in life.

Aspiration

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Aspiration

The first step in your success path is to define the success you aspire to achieve.

If you do not have a clear aspiration, you cannot measure the degree of your success.

Your aspiration should align with your strengths, passion, and talent. If this alignment is in place, nobody can stop you from being successful.

A clear aspiration will keep you highly focused, organized, and clear-headed towards achieving your success objectives.

Discipline

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Discipline

It is necessary to have strong Self-Discipline to enable you to achieve the success you desire.

If you are not disciplined and committed, you will never achieve your goals.

There will be distractions on the way that will divert you from the success path.

You may get bogged down by the obstacles and challenges and struggle to find solutions to overcome them.

Sometimes you need to make small sacrifices to overcome the challenges and require strong self-discipline.

Lack of discipline will delay your success or completely block you from achieving the success goals you have planned.

Optimism

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Optimism

Optimism and a Positive Attitude are ingredients for your success.

As they say, Like Attracts Like – if there is positivity in your life, you will attract good things.

If you have negativity in your life, you will attract only bad things.

Your optimism will help you find ways to overcome the challenges on your success path. Even in adversity, the situation will not overwhelm you. You will focus your energy on finding creative or innovative solutions.

A positive attitude will keep you committed to your desired success path.

Positive Self Talk is one way to build positivity in your life, even in difficult times.

Keeping yourself optimistic is important in your difficult times. You can do this if you keep the company of optimistic people around you.

Courage

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Courage

To be successful in life, you will need to leave your Comfort Zone and do uncomfortable things.

This requires lot of courage.

Comfort Zone is a safe place, and you will feel secure here. This security will make you comfortable no doubt. At the same time however, it will block your success.

You will need to take calculated risks at times.

Doing this makes you uncomfortable and brings short-term instability to your life. This instability and discomfort can scare you from taking these risks. To get the courage to take these risks, you need to compare this pain with the rewards you will get.

Sometimes going with your Intuition can support you in making these courageous moves.

Persistence

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Persistence

There is no substitute for hard work to be successful in life.

You need to work hard and be persistent towards achieving your goals.

You may have the talent or acquire skills to achieve your success goals. Or may get Luck in your favor to find the right opportunities to succeed. 

These might give you a good start and bring success in the short term. To sustain this success over long term, you need to be persistent and work hard.

You may get a lucky break or a good opening to achieve the success you aspire at any time.

If you are persistent with your efforts, you will recognize these opportunities and be ready to make the best use of them.

On your success path, you will encounter problems and challenges. These challenges can discourage you. If you are persistent and work hard, ultimately you will achieve your goals.

In the end, you will feel rewarded for all the pains you have taken and the efforts you have put in.

If you have a Role Model , it can sometimes help you to stay committed to your goals.

Confidence

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Confidence

Confidence in your abilities and actions is an important trait that will help you achieve the success you aspire.

 In your climb to success in life, you will need to take calculated risks sometimes to overcome the obstacles on your path.

Sometimes you need to go with your gut feel and make crucial decisions.

You can make these tough decisions and actions, if you are confident.

If you succeed it is well worth it. If not, you can take it as a learning for the future.

With this belief, you will not be worried about failure anymore and become confident to handle any challenge that comes your way.

Usually you feel less confident if you have self-limiting beliefs. Your circumstances might give rise to these beliefs.

These limiting beliefs will block you from trying out new or different things and hamper your success.

Getting free from these limiting self-beliefs will make you confident to handle challenges, try new things, and be innovative.

Hiring a coach is one option to help you get free from these limiting self-beliefs and achieve the success you aspire.

Motivation

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Motivation

You need High Motivation to be successful in life. For this, your success goals must align with your passion and interest.

If they are aligned, you will feel highly motivated to achieve them. And you will be able to put in tremendous hard work without feeling tired.

You will be ready to make tremendous sacrifices to achieve your long-term goals.

You will not feel the pain of small failures on the way. And you will take them as learnings for the future and move on.

High motivation will keep you optimistic, energetic, and enthusiastic even in adverse situations. It would reduce your stress levels and help you in these difficult times.

Positive Self-Talk can help you maintain high motivation levels.

Creativity

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Creativity

The climb to success in life is not smooth. There will always be some obstacles coming your way which will hamper your progress.

You will need to be creative to design innovative solutions to deal with these challenges.

You might be facing these challenges for the first time. These challenges could be unique to you depending on your current circumstances and stage of life.

To overcome these challenges you will have to find the solutions yourself, using your creativity and innovation skills. Others can only advise you.

Efficiency

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Efficiency

To be successful in life, you should be highly efficient and manage your time well.

Most of the time in your daily life you are busy and are challenged for time. To make this worse, some critical tasks come up suddenly. These tasks may be work-related or personal.

These need urgent attention and actions, and you cannot delay it or postpone this. These tasks bring an unexpected temporary disruption to your life.

You can potentially get overwhelmed by this and lose your work-life balance.  This will increase your stress levels and affect your health.

Potentially this can delay you from achieving your success goals or deviate you from your success path.

You need effective Time Management to be on track on your success path. To manage your time effectively, you need to prioritize your tasks and spend more time on the important ones. The unimportant ones can be delegated or dropped from your task list.

Learnability

Personality Traits That Make You Successful in Life - Learnability

Learnability is very important for your success in life. It enables you to capture new learnings which equip you to be successful. These learnings can bring new skills or polish existing skills.

Based on your experiences of handling your challenges, you pick up good learnings. You can learn a lot from your failures, which can help you in the future.

These learnings help a lot in your tough times.

In addition, your learnability will help you to reap the benefits of feedback channel. This helps you on your success path.

Feedback from the right person can bring you good benefits.

Keep an open mind, and you will be able to filter the genuine feedback from all the noise you receive and get the benefits from these learnings.

Successful people spend a lot of time on knowledge gathering and learning in their area of interest.

There is a lot of information out there in the digital world. From this plethora of information, you can pick up the learnings in your area of interest. These will help you to achieve the success you desire.

Conclusion

In my view at a minimum, these 10 are the personality traits that make you successful in life.

  1. Aspiration
  2. Discipline
  3. Optimism
  4. Courage
  5. Persistence
  6. Confidence
  7. Motivation
  8. Creativity
  9. Efficiency
  10. Learnability

This list is not complete and, there might be additional traits based on your unique circumstances. At a minimum you need these ten traits to achieve success in life.

If you are struggling to achieve the success you aspire to, it is worthwhile to check if you lack these traits.

And you should put in efforts to acquire them. This would bring the required transformation into your personality and enable you to achieve success in life.

Hiring a Coach is an option that can help to bring in this transformation.

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