Everyone wants to have the lifestyle of the rich, famous and successful, but not everyone can get there. However, those who have succeeded in life in their chosen field have shown that there is a certain pattern to success. There are certain traits that the super achievers of the world display, whether it is Apple’s Steve Jobs, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, Kenya’s first female Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, inventor Thomas Edison or billionaire Warren Buffettt.
Here are some traits that the super achievers of the world share.
The super successful have tons of passion for what they want and this is what drives their success. This is what enables them to make it through the lows in life in their quest for success. This is why many studies show that the super achievers have high animal spirits and have an abundance of confidence. At the same time, the super successful persist in what they are doing, but manage to remain flexible when the situation arises. For example, they will be ready to change tactics as needed in order to adapt to a changing situation.
Openness and adaptability
What makes the super successful different is that even if they remain steadfast in their commitment to a goal, they do keep the door open to suggestions and learn ways to improve. If the situation changes, they will change their approach or strategy. This is something that world class athletes are able to apply in their game, such as Martina Navratilova. Even businesses must adapt to the changing environment in order to stay competitive, which is why they constantly find ways to innovate or provide us with new products and technology.
The super achievers appreciate the input of others and are willing to listen to suggestions. They also appreciate the value of having a good team to help them succeed and understand that they may need help on their way to the top. At the same time, they are willing to test their theories before moving forward full speed ahead. Internet businessman Bill Gross does test markets for his ideas before investing money in them.
Management of emotions
Frustration and disappointment are common hindrances on the way to the top. However, the super achievers have learned to manage emotions so that they can identify that low points will pass. Australian sailor Jessica Watson managed to sail around the world by herself at the age of 16 by constantly reminding herself that she could surpass any negative emotion of loneliness or negativity while she was out at sea.
It doesn’t matter where you are in the world or who your parents are. These common traits are found among the world’s most successful people, whether in the field of business, finance, government, sports or entertainment.