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8 Characteristics of Highly Successful People

8 Characteristics of Highly Successful People

A great way to find success in your own life is to look at the attributes of others who have been highly successful. The following 8 characteristics might sound basic, but use them and you could see amazing results in many areas of your life.

1. Positive Attitude

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Things might not turn out the way you want them to, but they also might. Having a positive attitude is betting on the best, and it’s also betting on yourself, something you’ve got to do to succeed.

2. Integrity

“He is not wise to me who is wise in words only, but he who is wise in deeds.” -St. Gregory

Having integrity in the world is one of the most valuable assets you will ever know. Know what you can promise, and stick by your word for the best outcome.

3. Trustworthiness

“The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.” – Camillo Benso de Cavour

You will need people around you to realize your success. Some people will be out to get you, but some people will be true to their word and will help you on your journey. Trust them, and don’t let them pass you by.

4. Courage

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

Being successful means taking risks. You can’t attain greatness without having the courage to put great things on the line.

5. Persistence

“The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

You won’t succeed on your first try, and if you do, it’s not likely that it will last long. You must continue on your path and be persistent in your endeavors.

6. Hardworking Mentality

“It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing great will come up to meet you. You will have to go out and get it. Be ready for hard work, and it will come much easier.

7. High Energy

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle

All of this work is going to take some major energy. Be ready for it by cultivating a “ready to go” attitude into your life. Be ready for anything, and there won’t be anything bad to be ready for.

“The Person with High Energy Wins” Blair Singer

8. Life Long Learning Mentality

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

When you have accomplished your first success, remember that life doesn’t end there. You will be learning for years to come. Be humble, and welcome the unknown. Ask questions, be curious and seize each day.

No one wants their life to end without having accomplished something great. That something might be starting a business or building a body of work or it might be being a wonderful parent or a valuable member of society. Whatever it is, never forget your dreams, and use these 8 tools to get you there.

Live Strong, Live with Passion, Live with Mission, Keep Learning, and Keep Growing!


This article is written by Piseth Kham, Founder of PM Leadership

PM Leadership is Cambodia’s leading seminar organizer on success, business, and wealth creation.  PM Leadership was Founded in 2011 with a mission “To Lead Humanity into Success and Financial Growth” We provides exclusive, proven, and affordable educational programs that help business owners and professionals to succeed faster, make more money and enjoy life with family. More information about our next education program please visit  or call: 023 6364 966

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