• I believe success is something you earn, not something you receive.
  • Regardless of the hand you are dealt, you can rise above and succeed to any level you desire with the right mix of dedication, hard work, and support.
  • That being said, there are some characteristics that are shared by most successful people.
  • Check out the list below and see how you measure up.
  • Successful people
    • Are rarely late, and usually early
    • Exude self-confidence
    • Don’t accept no when they really want to hear yes
    • Stay organized and make plans well in advance
    • Work hard—really hard
    • Know their stuff and have sharp skills
    • Are persuasive and relate easily to people
    • Have big goals and a plan to achieve them
  • How many of these traits do you possess? Are there any you would add to the list? Share your thoughts below.


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