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Ten golden traits of a successful businessman

Updated on August 15, 2012

From ages, wealth is acting as the biggest driving force for people to perform their deeds. Desire of running a successful business is also one of the desires which burn inside an individual just for the sake of wealth. I have seen many people saying that they are doing their own business but very few of them have travelled through the success. After making a deep analysis of the successful businessmen, I have made a conclusion that it’s not the money which makes a business successful but it’s some special traits of the businessman which make his business an instant hit. Here I am revealing those must have golden traits to become a successful businessman.

Vision and planner

All the successful businessmen have the vision of an eagle. They can foresee the trend of market way before it affects the market. This strong vision acts as a stepping stone for the future planning of a successful businessman. Without strong vision & proper planning, no business in this world can take a high fly. So, if you are aspiring to become a successful businessman then I strongly recommend you to incorporate these traits in you.

Knowledge and eagerness to learn new things

Without knowledge of your work you can take a single step in running your business. All of the successful businessmen have one thing common that they have plenty of knowledge of their field. In fact, they are the masters of their respective field and people seek guidance from them. One thing that makes them such resourceful is their eagerness to learn new things. The path of knowledge never stops and one should always be ready to learn new things. The day you will stop learning new things, will be the first day of declination of your business.

Hard work mixed with smart work

Trust me alone hard work can’t make you the winner. If hard work alone could provide the success then donkey could be the king of mankind but luckily this is not the case. So, what I want to say that no doubt hard work is required to run any business but it provides fruitful result only when mixed with smart work. Remember, that a spoonful of smart work along with the hard work always makes you coffee of success more tasty.

Passion and motivation towards work

A successful businessman has similar passion for his work as a great hubber loves to do hubbing. There will be countless hurdles while running a business and which can shatter the confidence of a normal person but it’s only the passionate one who survives in the end. It’s the passion of a successful businessman only which motivates him to sail his ship of business against all the odds to success. The one more interesting thing here I must share that true businessmen don’t work for success but they work for their passion and success automatically becomes their slave.


Discipline is a habit and a must have trait for a successful businessman. Discipline comes through practice and helps you to provide consistency in your business. Without consistency you can’t go very far in your business as there is cut throat competition in the market and only most consistent survives in the end. A normal person can break the rules for his leisure but a successful businessman never ever dares to do the same. I think this is the secret of success of most of the successful businessmen that they maintain a highly disciplined environment in their work.

Optimist & self-belief is the key element of successful businessman

Your attitude plays a big role in the success of your business. You must have noticed yourself that there is lots of positive energy on the face of successful businessmen. It is this positive energy which separates them from the mob. A successful businessman has always great belief in his abilities and always remains optimistic towards the results. I personally believe that there is always a solution to every problem but it can be sorted only if you have the positive approach and self-belief in your abilities.

Courage is an important trait of a successful businessman

You all must be agreeing with my statement that a coward can’t be a winner. To attain huge success one has to take big risks. The decision of big risks can only be taken by the persons who have the courage to do the same. In business also, there are certain situations where you have to take bold steps but it can be taken by only those who have the trait of courage and self-belief in themselves. Here I must tell you that it’s the courage of Steve Jobs which takes the Apple to such a height of success.

Creativity is must for running any business

It’s the unique thing which is accepted by the market with open hands. To attain the success, your mind must be full of creative ideas. It’s the creativity of thoughts Marck Zuckerberg which makes facebook such a hit in the whole world. Now, we love to share even our minute secrets on facebook but could it be possible without the creativity of Marck Zuckerberg? We all no answer is plain no.

The whole world is full of lots of creative work but the only need is to identify the right suitable one for your business.

Honesty is the trait of winners

From first class we are told that honesty is the best policy but very few of us bother to understand the deep meaning of it. The few which understand the meaning of this small phrase are the successful businessmen. To work with honesty provides peace to your inner soul and sole driving force for running your business successfully. It can be possible that you may achieve small success in the beginning by unfair means but for marathon you have to opt the path of honesty. We must keep in mind that bad beginning always results in the unhappy ending.

Successful businessmen are always the most responsible creature of this world

If you are running any business then it becomes necessary that you should have responsible shoulders to take any sort of responsibility. In fact, successful businessmen always be ready to take any responsibility. The word “no” is not present in the dictionary of successful businessmen. They only know one thing that how they can perform the given task efficiently?

Here, I want to share one incident, once I was attending a seminar of a CEO of a highly reputed pharma company. The one thing which impressed me most about him was that he told that due to the responsibility of the company he is not able to take a single leave from the company from last 12 years and he is happy that he offered such a great services to his company.

Last but not the least, the life is full of struggle and to perform big you have to think big. I am sure if you will incorporate above traits in you then running your business successfully will be as simple for you as for a footballer to hit the goal without a goalkeeper.

So, now the time has come for me to take leave from you. I will be happy if you make some valuable comment about my hub below.


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      piyush 3 years ago

      It's very important information for me to start my own business....and become successful.....thanks a lot...

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      botswanian 4 years ago

      that's not the case here in africa

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      Aman Thakur 4 years ago from India

      Hello SidKemp,

      Thanks for the appreciation. I do agree with you that nowadays these above said points are going obsolete in the businessmen.

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      Sid Kemp 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thank you for including honesty and responsibility - ethical values - in the qualities of a great businessman. That is so often missed. Voted up and interesting. I'd love to know what you and your readers think of my hubs on leadership.

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      Akhilesh kumar 5 years ago

      Thanks for giving good Idea

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      utkarsh 5 years ago

      very nice line .................................

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      Aman Thakur 5 years ago from India

      Hello Andrew,

      Thanks for standing by and giving a comment full of appreciation.

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      Andrew Newey 5 years ago from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      I like that knowledge is close to the top of the list. Consistent application of the correct actions goes a long way.

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      Aman Thakur 5 years ago from India

      thanks vj for your appreciation and standing by.

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      vj 5 years ago

      Enjoyed every word of your Article :)

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      arshad 5 years ago

      a very good article . I like this hub.

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      Aman Thakur 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for your appreciation and giving a read to my hub.

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      Ibrahim 5 years ago

      Very helpful hub.

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      Aman Thakur 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for the appreciation easylearningweb. I also do agree that to be optimistic in life can provide you many fruitful results.

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      Amelia Griggs 5 years ago

      Great tips and nice hub, amanthkr01! I agree with being optimistic and believing in yourself! :-)

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      Aman Thakur 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Gurpreet for your appreciation. I am overwhelmed.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Very well composed. I love this Hub.

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      Aman Thakur 5 years ago from India

      Thanks Karthikash for your comment.

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      Karthik Kashyap 5 years ago from India

      That is a nice summary of the "must have" traits of a businessman.