One trait that every successful person has

One trait that every successful person has

There’s one thing that separates very successful people from the rest. This trait is rarely discussed but I think it makes all the difference.

First of all, let’s take a look at all the people who had very moderate success so far (or no success at all). Ask them why they were not as successful as they could have been? I can bet that in 99% of cases the reason for their lack of success is going to be somewhere outside. They always blame somebody or something else for what happened to them.

– Got a shitty job?

= Because market is bad!

– Not being promoted?

= Because my boss is an asshole.

– Failed on your mortgage?

= Because the economy went down.

There’s always something.

On the other hand, every successful person that I know always tries to find answers in themselves.

– Got a shitty job?

= Because my skills are weak, I need to get a better education or work my ass off here.

– Not being promoted?

= Because I need to do a better job as an employee.

– Failed on your mortgage?

= It just was a terrible mistake, I need to learn for it and never make it again.

Successful people always analyze what they did wrong and because of that can correct their course of action. As a result of this course correction they are getting better. Little by little, they will sooner or later become successful.

Everybody who consistently tries to become a better person will sooner or later succeed.

Ilya Semin February 9, 2016, read another interesting post of the writer: My immigration story