I have always wondered why some people are just more successful than others. Of course there are many factors that contribute to an individual's success, but still, I can't help but notice a lot of similarities.
1. Learn to embrace failure
Failure is only bad when it becomes a habit. Otherwise, failure can be one of the most valuable teaching tools. Learn to embrace failure and take on the challenge of doing something difficult.
2. Know who you are and be yourself
If you can live in a world where people are constantly trying to turn you into something else, but can still stay true to yourself, then that is true emotional intelligence. Be yourself, but always be improving.
3. Set and accomplish goals
Successful people have a vision and the grit to make that vision a reality. In other words, set goals, be accountable and get stuff done.
4. Make things happen
Think of the people you look up to. Do they just sit around and wait for things to happen? Or do they get out of their office/house and make things happen? Get out into the world and have the mindset that you can make a difference by making things happen.
5. Be focused
You can't multitask. Even if you feel like you are the best multi-tasker in the the world, you shouldn't anyway. Focus on one thing at a time and do that one thing well, then move on to the next goal/item on the agenda.
6. Be decisive
Trust your gut, make a decision and move on.
7. Be a constant and continual learner
Read every night before you go to bed. Take online courses during the day. listen to podcasts, read blogs. Improve your skills every day and always be learning new skills. This is the only way to real success and the best way to keep up with current trends.