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Characteristics for Getting Valued Success 1


Success is a journey in which one enriches one’s skills and manages resources for a desired outcome and this journey is taken with positive attitudes. The desired outcome is need based. The awareness leads to further refined skills and resource set. Success is available in steps. And is never ending. One needs to have the desired direction, dedication, and discipline to move on to the next steps.

The term Success is more a subjective term and therefore it is understood in different ways by people depending upon their education, experience and environmental background.

However, some common traits that successful people possess are a

  • Developed mindset,
  • Hard work,
  • Persistence,
  • Learning from failures,
  • Loyalty
  • Others


Why We Cannot Achieve Success?


Concerning what may be keeping us away from making success, there are many factors that contribute to it. Forbes has recorded a few amazing things that might frustrate you from making the progress you want.

Here are some of them:


  • You’re following another person’s meaning of achievement.
  • Because of an absence of internal work, a lot of your behaviors don’t align with who you really want to be.
  • You’re anxious about disappointment.
  • You’re not facing challenges.
  • You’re not taking risks.
  • You’re not taking care of yourself.
  • You’re not asking for help when you need it.


It’s important to identify what’s holding you back so that you can take steps to overcome it.

Success Cannot be Achieved Overnight

As defined earlier, success is more a subjective term.

Success is not something that happens overnight, but rather a journey that never stops.


As for reasons for failure to achieve excellence, there are many factors that can contribute to it. The factor generally is responsible for failures, are as below:

  • Lack of clarity on goals and objectives.
  • Fear of failure.
  • Lack of motivation.
  • Lack of focus.
  • Lack of discipline.
  • Inability to prioritize tasks.


Specifically, the following factors should be considered for getting success.

  1. 1. Unwillingness to Take Risks

Reluctance to face challenges can be a significant obstruction to success. At the point when we are reluctant to face challenges, we are more averse to attempt new things, stepping beyond our usual range of familiarity.

We may also miss out on opportunities that could lead to success.


Consequences of unwillingness to take risks:

  • Reduced chances of success. 
  • Missed opportunities. Opportunities seldom knock twice.
  • Reduced personal growth. It is difficult to manage changes.
  • Unfulfilled potential. 


Develop willing ness to take risks.

Here are some additional tips for overcoming unwillingness to take risks:

  • Identify your fears.  Once you identify your fears, you can start to address them.
  • Challenge your negative thoughts. Challenge these thoughts and replace them with more positive thoughts.
  • Focus on the potential benefits of taking risks.  Think about the positive things that could happen.
  • Visualize yourself succeeding.  This will help you to feel more confident and motivated to take the risk.
  • Take action to start risk.  Start by taking small risks and gradually increase the size of the risks you take.



  1. Lack of persistence

Absence of persistence is a significant obstacle to progress. When we give up easily, we are less inclined to accomplish our objectives. We may also miss out on opportunities that could lead to success.

Lack of persistence leads to

  • Reduced chances of success. 
  • Lost opportunities. 
  • Reduced self-confidence. 
  • Unfulfilled potential. 

The above negative aspects can be countered by

  • Setting realistic goals. 
  • Break down large goals into smaller ones. 
  • Focus on your progress. 
  • Learn from your mistakes. 
  • Celebrate your successes. 
  • Find a mentor or coach.
  • Join a support group.
  • Visualize your success. 
  • Take breaks to stay fresh and focussed.



  1. Instant Gratification


Instant gratification is a short-term gain and the immediate fulfillment of a person’s needs or desires. The instant gratification may be the result of poor choices and mis planning and will lead to unsustainable outcome.

The lack of planning can also lead to not getting exactly what is wanted.

The people want to get cured at the earliest from short term treatment which may not last long. These people are sick for instant gratification – not a desirable action.

Remember that instant gratification never thinks of consequences, only of momentary pleasures.

  1. Lack of Priorities


Lack of priorities can be a major obstacle to success as we can easily get distracted. Unprioritized ventures if taken up may lead to complete anything and may not be able to focus on what is most important.

Make the presence felt instead of avoiding it by sending gifts at ceremonial occasions, is an example of prioritization.

The process of prioritization must be objectively decided. Subjectivity shall create hindrances.

Consequences of lack of priorities:

  • Reduced productivity. 
  • Increased stress. 
  • Poor decision-making
  • Loss of focus. 

Here are some additional tips for overcoming lack of priorities:

  • Be realistic about your time and energy.
  • Learn to say no. 
  • Delegate tasks
  • Take care of yourself. 
  1. Looking for Shortcuts


Looking for shortcuts for getting success may be detrimental.


Success is a journey, and it takes hard work, dedication, and perseverance to achieve the goals.

Following points may help in managing a successful journey.

  • Set clear goals. 
  • Monitor and take actions.
  • Surround yourself with positive people. 
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • Celebrate your successes. 
  • Find a mentor. 
  • Read books and articles. 
  • Attend workshops and seminars. 
  • Take online courses. 

Enjoy the journey and celebrate your successes along the way. Avoid freelancers. Take notice that no lunch is free in the operations.

  1. Selfishness and Greed

Success and selfishness are frequently described in the same sentence.


It is a behavior characterized by a desire for wealth, power, or other types of affluence, as well as a readiness to do whatever it takes to obtain them, even at the expense of causing harm to others.


Success shouldn’t be obtained at the expense of wronging others or being selfish. Greed is not a virtue and can have detrimental effects on both the individual and society at large.

Greed should be avoided because it can have unfavorable effects.


Greed always wants more. Needs can be satisfied but greed cannot. Greed destroys relationships.



  1. 7. Lack of Conviction (Conviction – strong belief)


Conviction is crucial for success because it provides you with the stamina and drive to persevere in the face of adversity.


Here are some instances of how conviction can result in achievement:


An employee who believes in existence of his company has higher chances of success in his efforts.

Athletes who are confident in their ability (that is developed through hard work) in more likely to be successful.

A social activist who is confident in their ability to change the world is more inclined to continue working through obstacles.


Keep in mind that conviction is not a quality you are born with. You have to cultivate it over time. The following are some pointers for growing conviction:


  • Set specific objectives.
  • Conduct research.
  • Surround yourself with successful individuals.
  • Don’t be scared to make a slow, steady start and gain momentum.
  • Honour your accomplishments.


Faith without action is a delusion. Faith does not wait for miracles but produces them. If you think you can or if you think you can’t, you are right.

–Henry Ford\


  1. Lack of Understanding of Nature’s Laws

Natural law is a philosophical and legal theory that holds that there are certain moral and ethical principles that are universal and inherent in human nature. These principles are not created by human beings, but are instead discovered through reason and observation.

One of the key features of natural law theory is that it is based on the idea that human beings are rational creatures, and we are able to understand and follow the natural law.

Here are some examples of natural law principles:

  • The right to life
  • The right to liberty
  • The right to property
  • The duty to keep promises
  • The duty to tell the truth
  • The duty to help others in need
  • The duty to avoid harming others

A lack of understanding of nature’s laws can have several negative consequences, including:

Environmental damage

Technological failure

Safety hazards

Reduced quality of life


People who adhere to natural law principles, for instance, are more likely to:

Reliable and honest.

Fair and just

Being diligent and hardworking

Generous and helpful


  1. Unwillingness to Plan and Prepare

Unwillingness to plan and prepare can have several negative consequences, including:

  • Increased risk of failure. 
  • Wasted time and resources. 
  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Poor decision-making. 
  • Unsatisfied results. 


Here are some of the reasons why people may be unwilling to plan and prepare:

  • Lack of time.
  • People may be afraid of failing.
  • People may be.
  • Procrastination on planning and preparing.


Following actions may counter above unwillingness traits.


Allocate time for preparation and planning.

Divide up challenging activities into smaller, more doable ones.

Give yourself deadlines that are reasonable.

Don’t be reluctant to seek assistance.


Additional tips.

        Identify your goals.

Gather information.

Create a timeline.

Identify resources.

Set milestones.

Review and revise your plan as needed.


By following these tips, one can develop a plan for achieving your goals and increase your chances of success.




Everyone has a will to win but very few have the will to prepare to win.

–Vince Lombardi

Most people spend more time planning a party or vacation than planning their lives.

Have a clearly defined purpose.

Have a plan of action.

Plan efforts for preparation

Have the patience to withstand the gestation period

Be willing to practice excellence.

Have any firm principles to stand on.

Have pride in your performance.

Have a “can do” attitude.