There is a reason why the word success is held in such high esteem. It’s because it’s not easy to achieve. While hard work and dedication typically pave the way for success, studies have found that there are other characteristics that play equally important roles as well.
It has been found that most highly successful people have several characteristics in common. The purpose of this post, is to provide you with these traits to help prepare you for your higher success.
Early in my professional career I had what every young aspiring professional usually wants, especially right after graduating from college. For starters, I was offered employment before my last semester had even officially ended.
Just three days after I walked the stage at my Alma mater, I found myself employed as a contractor with the U.S. Department of Defense. The job was in an entirely new city, which added a sense of adventure. And I was getting paid quite handsomely.
Astonishingly, just two years later, I would find myself working in an even bigger city, with a ‘hipper’ company, and a cushier job, all the while receiving an even larger pay check (40% higher). One would think such outcomes would lead to higher levels of happiness and fulfillment for a person.
Oddly; this was not the case for me. I had this nagging feeling inside of me at the time. It was this internal sense that I wasn’t living up to my potential. I just wasn’t fulfilled with what I was doing. Maybe you can relate.