“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton
Goalcast offers people inspiring quotes, stories, advice, and terrific motivation. According to their recent article on entrepreneurs, they share five traits: self-confidence, passion, tolerance of uncertainty, a sense of control, and tenacity and persistence.
Read further along to see why these traits are shared by successful people, and see how you can ultimately reach your goals by adopting these traits.
Per the author of Wake Up and Live, Dorothea Brande, for a person to achieve success, he or she must believe that it is impossible to fail. This is a very vital ingredient to many successful entrepreneurs because they will be sure in their ideals, business, or products.
The founder of FragranceNet.com, Jason Apfel, says that he believes “self-confidence (is) the most important determinant of his success.”
Although he strongly believes in self-confidence, he strongly suggests that “you should still take calculated risks.” According to Goalcast.com, “the company has been able to outlast bigger funded rivals and now earns more than $145 million in annual sales.”
Passion is the element of success that will keep you going. The motivation that will keep you up late at night, keep you from getting bored. Passion is the most important essence that will help you improve upon your idea, business, or product… again and again.
- Tolerance of Uncertainty
To some, that seems like a fair reason to quit, but someone who has tolerance of uncertainty is okay with working with their fear and using it to push even harder towards their success.
It’s not an easy feat for anyone, but a successful person works through their mental barriers and fights through that battleground to reach their goals. Because of Jill Blashack pushing through her struggles, she now owns a business that acquires “more than 98 million in sales every year.”
- A Sense of Control
Steve Jobs is a great example of this trait – he knew that if he did not create something that wasn’t new, exciting, and ultimately better than anything else in that market, his company would not succeed. That’s where the iPod comes into play.
Steve Jobs created a company that produces products that people all over the world enjoy, making Apple “the biggest company in the world with a market cap of more than $500 billion,” according to Goalcast.com.
- Tenacity and Persistence
In order to achieve your true potential, you must overcome a plethora of obstacles that will in fact deter you from accomplishing your goals. Tenacity and persistence come hand in hand with determination and commitment as well.
You should not fear starting over, as running a business from scratch takes a lot of trial and error to achieve the greatness your company has the potential of earning. Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 1,000 ways that won’t work."