How do you discern between the truly successful people, and those who are in the ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ phase? It’s simple – most truly successful executives, entrepreneurs, and founders have three characteristics in common.
1. They Found Something They Truly Loved
We’ve all heard the phrase “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Turns out – to a large degree, it’s true! In fact, studies show that the driving force behind many entrepreneurs isn’t money! While profits certainly don’t hurt, there is often a passion for what they do that motivates these go-getters to bring their A-game every day.
2. They Delegate
It can be challenging to delegate responsibilities. It can also be difficult to admit that you may not be the most knowledgeable person to take on a certain task. However, successful leaders have an accurate inventory of what they know, and what they don’t. They surround themselves with people who can fill in the gaps in their knowledge or experience, making their department or organization one big power unit!
3. They Always Create New Goals
There’s no better feeling that reaching a goal, right? While successful people reach their goals, and take the time to celebrate – they also constantly set new milestones to reach in their career, company, or personal life. By constantly pushing themselves forward, they’re able to set themselves apart from the competition.
If you’re looking to be a success in your field, keep your focus on these three traits – and avoid the pseudo-success stories. Remember, excellence requires focus and repetition of real, positive action in your daily life. Be the one in it for the marathon!