The top 10 characteristics of successful people


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The top 10 characteristics of successful people

  1. 1. The top 10 characteristics of successful People Presented by Reg Gupton, MBA Creative Growth Seminars 1919 14th Street, Suite 805 Boulder, CO 80302 303.544.0340 [email_address]
  2. 2. 1.  Successful people have a dream <ul><li>People who achieve much in life have a purpose, understand what it is, and work toward it.  </li></ul><ul><li>They are clear about why they are here.  They know what they will accomplish while they are on this earth.. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2. Successful people have a plan <ul><li>Having a plan, preferably in writing, will guide you towards your main mission in life with daily, weekly, monthly, and annual markers.. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3.  Successful people are disciplined <ul><li>Daydreaming is a good thing.  As is having a set of tasks to accomplish today, regardless of how you feel, how the weather is or small impediments that might come up.  Discipline keeps you moving forward. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4.  Successful people take complete and total responsibility for their lives <ul><li>Quit blaming the boss, your spouse, or your parents.  Just accept that you are in charge of your life.  No one else.. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5.  Successful people are solution oriented <ul><li>We all have problems with accomplishing what we set out to do today.  </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on the solution not the problem.  Accept that the problem is there and then move on to finding and implementing a solution that moves you closer to your goal.. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6.  Successful people are action oriented <ul><li>Some days any action is good.  Think about the roadblocks, get advice if you like, and then move ahead.  </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how to overcome in-action.  Another skill to learn.. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7.  Successful people are constantly upgrading their skills <ul><li>Read, listen, and talk.  Gain new skills everyday.  The world is changing with new technologies in many areas.  Our understanding of human performance is expanding as is our understanding of human health. </li></ul><ul><li>Faster computers, more powerful software that allows us to accomplish things that took days just a few years ago, now can be completed in minutes.  </li></ul><ul><li>Think about letters by the post office vs. e-mail.  And only if you understand how to use the hardware and software .. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 8.  Successful people are realistic <ul><li>Realism is a balance between dreams and fatalism.  Understanding what is real is a powerful connection to your dreams and goals.  </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of what is possible provides grounding with the task before you.  And much is possible.  Set your mind to it. You will be surprised what you can achieve. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 9.  Successful people are focused <ul><li>The achievement of dreams through action requires focus.  Some days you just have to put your head down and get it done.  No more mind games.  Just stay focused on the task at hand until it is done.. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 10.  Successful people are fun and enthusiastic <ul><li>Most boring, lifeless people have a ways to go in the success department.  Success is drawn to those that are fully engaged in their dream and a joy to be with.. </li></ul>