Predictors of Success

Have you ever wondered what factors in your life would predict success? Success is less about what you have externally and more about what you bring to the world from the inside. You can have countless things in life and fail. Research has shown that money is not a predictor of success. Some of the most successful people in life started out with few resources and lack of support but surpassed their counterparts.

Successful people incorporate hope, a positive outlook, a realistic view of challenges; but their emphasis remains on humility, gratitude, accountability, and a desire to make a difference. They are able to recognize their unique qualities, what areas they need support in, and how these features fit into their goals. These attributes are consistent with those who are successful long term.

Successful people do not wait for ideal circumstances, or for others to fix their problems. They understand their own role in facing challenges with a sense of purpose and optimism. They also realize that there are many who have positively influenced their lives, have mentored them, and worked with them to obtain success. Successful leaders express the immeasurable impact of those who have cared and supported them through the difficult and progressive times, as well as the triumphant times.

What qualities, positive or negative, are you bringing to your business and team? Are you accepting the responsibilities of accomplishing your goals? Who do you need to express gratitude towards, and how can you focus on being productive?

If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.

-Oprah Winfrey