5 Things Successful People Have In Common

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 Most of you are familiar with the #ShineHard Project right? The interview series where I discuss success & adversity with Top “Under 30” professionals all around the country. Between these enlightening conversations and years of study I have learned a few things about the attributes of achievement.

It’s clear that successful people have certain things in common and I am here to share them with you! But don’t just take it from me, I cc’d the #ShineHard conversations that will illustrate these crucial behaviors in action. Success is not hard, it’s mastering successful behaviors that is challenging…

5 Things Successful People have in common

#1 Powerful Positive Attitude.

This covers Faith, Resilience, Patience, Forgiveness & Confidence. These attributes make up Attitude. Positive attitude keeps us calm and composed when faced with unexpected adversity. Attitude enables us to control ourselves when tested. Your #ATTITUDE is the ocean in which your ship will sail. Stay poised; still waters run deep. cc: Rob Hill Sr., Heart Healer #ShineHard S1

#2 Goals and Written plans to reach them.

Goals and Values are your Map & Compass. These hypothetical destinations give us direction in life. You know where you are going and you’re able to make conscious decisions with your destinations in mind. cc: Joseph Clayborne, Sports Agent #ShineHard S2

#3 Courage to Act.

Courage is muscle behind your oars & the wind beneath your sails. Successful people are intensely action-oriented! Successful people get out in the water and explore the unknown. The fear of rejection must be thrown overboard immediately. Always remember that Fate Favors the Fearless. cc: Jae Murphy, Celebrity DJ #ShineHard S1

#4 Habits aligned with Goals.

Your daily behaviors are like strokes in the water. If your habits contradict your goals, guess what? You are rowing in an opposite direction! If you know where you want to be, do things[big or small] every single day to move in the right direction. Consistent strokes toward your destination will get you there. cc: Brittany Carter, Events & PR #ShineHard S1 

#5 LOVE what they are doing.

Pleasure in work is fuel in reserve. When successful people are tired, stressed and in the middle of nowhere [a place where most people quit], we use PASSION to kick home and win. Energy is restored to those that use the energy that they have. Do what you love & let ‘Plan B’ walk the plank. cc: Ava-Joye Burnett, News Anchor #ShineHard S1

Bonus: Emotional Perseverance.

Remember, ships don’t sink because of the water around them. Ships sink because of the water that gets IN them. Don’t let what happens around you get inside you and weigh you down. cc: Olivia Be Nguyen, Pop Artist #ShineHard S2

Anchors up. All Aboard. Don’t be a land lover.


Do you possess the attributes of a success? Let me know your thought on Twitter @JBsFood4Thought

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