I know many people who are successful in life by any yardsticks. Apart from the usual smart hard work, strategic planning, networking abilities, constant motivation, infinite zeal, dedication, mental strength, teamwork, positive ”never give up” attitude etc, I personally consider two common qualities in all of them.

  1. Extreme Perseverance : Out of all the people I know personally or have read about, I guess this quality is the common denominator. These guys have extreme laser focus perseverance. If they put their mind into anything, they shall never lose focus or motivation, unless they finish their job. They take time to fix their goals but once they set forth their goals, nothing can stop them from completing it (need not accomplishing it).
  2. Soft skills : Ever met a very successful businessman or a leader? They all have one thing in common. They connect instantly. They have this uncanny ability to connect with anyone instantly and make them feel comfortable. In half an hour, you will feel that you’ve had a connection for years. They are genuine listeners and are really interested in you in that given moment. Yes, they are insanely busy but if they are with you, they will give you their full attention and time.

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Contrary to the popular belief, very successful people are grounded, normal and approachable. They are extremely busy, that is another fact.