We were often told when we were quite young that trying hard enough will make you succeed. However, we discover the harsh truth as soon as we grow up, that is, trying hard enough is NOT enough to make you successful. However, if you pair trying hard enough with some of the following traits, your chances at success will grow significantly.
1- You take care of the little details. Successful people know for sure that the details are the things that differentiate good work from perfect work. Most people think that nobody notices or even cares about details, but people actually do.
2- You fall face-down so many times, yet you stand up and try again, no matter how aggravating and pathetic it looks. While making mistakes is a chance to make a fool of yourself for others, it is a chance for learning, experience, and getting feedback for you. So you keep on making mistakes no matter what others think.
3- You follow your instincts. Following your instinct might seem – and be – a bad idea most of the time. But what following your instincts really implies is that you are not afraid to make risks. Taking risks is what resulted in some of the most successful businesses now.
4- You accept work and projects with very little or even unrealistic deadlines. For you, meeting deadlines is as sacred as marriage (or as sacred as what you consider most sacred in this case). Therefore, you consider unreasonable deadlines a challenge not a burden.
5- You are kind to those who have wronged you before. It doesn’t mean you are a pushover, nor does it mean that these people necessarily deserve forgiveness. It simply means that you don’t dwell on negative feelings and resentment over misfortune.