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The 5 Life-Changing Traits that Will Determine Your Success in Life

Traits that Determine Success

When it comes to achieving remarkable success in life, everyone seems to be interested to learn the secret behind.

This is because everyone wants to be successful, but unfortunately, most people are not living the life that they desire.

The truth is that everyone possesses the same potential to achieve amazing results in their lives.

The problem is whether they know how to unleash their inner potential and take the right action to accomplish their dreams. In this article, you will learn the 5 life-changing traits that will determine your success in life.

Well, the journey to success may not be an easy one. If it is easy, everyone would have been successful and living their dreams. So are you ready for it? Here are the 5 success traits you need to adopt.

5 Life-Changing Traits for Success

1. Becoming Who You Want To Be

When we talk about living the successful life we want, we must understand that the first step to achieving it is to become the person we want to be.

For example, if your dream is to become a successful writer, then become the writer and write every single day. This is what happens to the best-selling author Jeff Goins. He desires to be a successful writer, and what he did everyday is to write, like a real writer.

The same goes for Les Brown. He wanted to be a DJ, and so his mentor tells him to practice every day being a DJ. And eventually, opportunity knocks and Les Brown got a chance to be a DJ.

Always remember that it is always better to prepare for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity, and not be prepared.

You have to become the person you dream to be before your dream can come true to you. This is why professional athletes train every day and why actors learn to act. They know that they need to be the person they aspire to be, before their dreams can come to them.

2. Enlarging Your Vision

Most people think small and have small vision. If you want to be successful, you must think big. Just like what Donald Trump has to say, “You are going to be thinking anyway, so you might as well just think big.”

Your thinking is free, and it does not cost you any money. However, your thoughts will largely determine the results you get in your life. In fact, the way you think is one of the most important factors that will make you or break you.

Imagine someone thinking small and thinking negatively every moment, do you think this is going to support him or her to be successful? Not likely, because your thinking will determine your decision. And your decision will affect your actions.

Thus, when it comes to getting great results, you must think big. And when you think big, you will get inspired, and you will be presented with all kinds of opportunities to grow. This is why thinking big matters.

3. Mastering Your Skills

Are you doing your work the best you can or is it the best way to do it? Think about it. You have to commit to improvement and master your skills.

In order to do great work, you must master the skills and become the best in what you do. Successful people are successful because they are doing a great work, no matter what industry they are in.

How do you think Michael Jordan became the top basketball player in the industry? Why did Mohammad Ali achieve outstanding success in boxing? How was Steve Jobs able to manage a company that changed the world with revolutionary products?

The answer is simple; they all are the masters of their games. They know what they do and how to do it. And they learn to master their skills and become outstanding in their work. This is why people can produce amazing results in life.

You have to do the same. Commit to becoming a master in what you do. If you want to be a best-selling author, master the art of writing and improve your skills every day. If you want to build a multi-million dollar business, learn the art of managing your business and become a master in what you do.

4. The Ability to Bounce Back

The first thing that comes to most people’s mind when they think about success is the amazing results people produced. In fact, what most people don’t see are the failures and setbacks behind the success.

Do you know that you can never be successful if you have never failed before? It is said that failure is the mother of all successes. When you fail, you learn the most. When you fail, you will be more experienced.

Bill Gates says that success is a lousy teacher, it seduces people into thinking they can’t lose. And Jack Ma from Alibaba once told the audience in a seminar to study and learn from other people’s failure, not from their success.

This is why you have to adopt the ability to bounce back. It does not matter if you fail right now. As long as you keep improving, learning and doing what you are supposed to do, you will eventually reach the tipping point, and results will come to you.

You have to take setbacks and failures as lessons that will catapult your success higher. It is the only way to level up faster.

Here’s a quote to perfectly describe this point, it was the movie, Rocky Balboa, “It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”

5. Determination and Consistency

People fail because they do not have the determination to move on. They throw in the towel, and they quit somewhere along the process.

Do you know that whenever you decided to quit and give up, you will be losing all the effort and time you have poured in before? It is a big waste of energy and time. Thus, do not give up until you reach your goals.

Consistency is another trait that most people never embrace. You should know that success will never come to you overnight. Rome was not built in a day and so does your success.

Unless you have the resources, it is near to impossible for overnight success to occur. It takes real work to reach your dreams. And you have to do it over the long term. This is why consistency is important.

And because consistency matters, you just need to commit yourself to take 5 small actions each day. And within a year, you will have 1825 small victories. And these cumulative small victories are what will truly transform your life.

So if you want to be successful and live your dream, be determined, never give up and keep taking action every day.


Living your dreams and achieving outstanding success in life is not easy, but it is very possible for anyone who is committed to it. As long as you adopt the right habits and learn the traits of the success, you will make it in the end.

About the Author
Shawn Lim is the founder of Stunning Motivation. He has the experience in the personal development industry for more than 7 years and has helped countless hungry seekers to achieve outstanding success in life. Learn more about him on or follow him on Facebook.