Success can take many forms, and you might be surprised to learn that successful people have many traits that have nothing to do with traditional intelligence.
We often assume success goes hand in hand with being exceptionally intelligent or having a high IQ. Truth is, success can be as unique as all of the people who exist on the planet. The key is fostering skills that often times have nothing to do with your IQ. These skills aren’t “naturally given”, but rather successful people cultivate traits that help them achieve a higher purpose.
Successful individuals are driven and this determination allows them to work harder and do what’s needed to get things done. On the other hand, self-reliance also contributes to success. Standing by your choices, knowing yourself, and knowing what you’re capable of is the key to achieving success. Having patience, willpower and passion will also help you respond better and stay focused on the goals you’ve set for yourself.
In the end, the key to being successful is knowing what success looks like for you, right at this moment. It can be easy to fall in the trap of considering “success” what others think success is, but maybe success looks very different for you, and that’s ok. We want to succeed because it will bring happy consequences, but this is only possible if you really want it.