ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Top 10 secrets that every successful people have in Common

Updated on July 7, 2014

What is success ?

Success has different meaning for everyone. What may be success to someone may be just beginning for others. Success has no fix meaning. According to Anthony Robins

Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.

When I asked my dad to define success in his own term. He said

Keeping this family together, being a good husband, good father and most importantly being honest to myself is success to me.

For an army men in a battlefield, success will be being alive at the end of the day.

When I asked myself I realised that definition of success had changed for me time to time. When I was 12, finishing my homework on time was success to me, when I turned 16 being cool in front of my friends was a success, now when I am 22 being an entrepreneur is my current definition of success.

I think, I made my point clear that success is a relative variable.

Achieving Success

How do I define success?

Most people think, only the rich people are successful, well it's partly true but not always. It's not always the money that makes us successful rather it's the satisfaction level that we achieved makes us successful.

To find out what success means to you, Close your eyes and picture yourself 1 year from today. How do you see your self ? Do you see yourself getting rich or spending good time with your love ones ? Now if you are able to achieve what you have visualise just now, then you will be called successful. And thus you can define success in your own terms.

After reading many stories of successful people, I have made a note on some of common quality they all possess. And decided to share the list of Top 10 things that every successful people have in common.(In no particular order)

Whenever I am using the word successful people, I am referring to people who had been acknowledged as a master in their respective fields by large no people.

1. Follow your Heart

Do something you love and success will follow you.

The key to success is to do what you can do and doing it well. You need to give 100% , and you can only give your 100% only if you don't get tied of what you do , this is only possible when you have passion in what you do

Steve jobs once said on his interview.

If you look at the ones that ended up being successful in the eyes of society, often times it's the ones who love what they do, so they could persevere when it got really tough.

2. Work Hard

Success is the sum of small effort you work day in and day out.

There is no shortcut to success in life. After reading biography of many successful person , they had a great thing in common ie. hard work.They work all night , all day. People don't get rich because they were lucky, luck can only take you to certain limits.After that it's all about the hard work you do.Harder you work more luckier you will get.


According to Phil Jackson long time coach of Basketball legend MICHAEL JORDAN, his outside shooting wasn't up to pro standards,so in his off-season he started shooting hundreds of shots each day. Eventually he became a deadly three-point shooter.

3. Dream Big

Dream is something you see when you are awake not when you sleep.

The difference b/w a successful person and average person is their dream.An average person after certain period stop dreaming and get satisfy with their present life where a successful person strives for perfection. Their hunger and thirst to achieve their goals never ends.

Power of imagination is that it's infinite.

4. Take Risk

Only 1% of population can take risk rest 99 can work for the business that has been already establish. And only that 1% are able to make success breakthrough.

One big thing about people who are successful is their self-confidence , they believe in what they do.Sometimes in life they had to take big decision sometimes even risking everything they have. Bill Gates Mark, Zuckerber ,Steve Jobs they had two things in common. First they are multi-billionaires and second they are college dropout. They all studied in the most prestigious colleges of the world and leaving them without a degree ,was a big risk.However they took the risk and become most successful man on the planet.


5. Passion for Work

1 person with passion is better than 40 people merely interested. E. M. Forster

Passion is the powerful feeling of enthusiasm inside us which helps to overcome problems and achieve goals. According to internet survey more than 80% of the Millionaires are Self-Made. Inventor of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg says "follow your passion and even if you don't end up making a fortune, you'll at least be doing what you love"


6. Have Patience

Every artist was first an amateur. Success can't be achieved in a day,it takes time even years to get success.

Most people just quit after sometime if the things doesn't work for them.Success can't be achieve overnight, there are no shortcuts.So don't waste time looking for shortcuts to success.It's takes time to reach there.

7. Have an Attitude

We can't choose the direction of the wind but what we can choose is how we set he sail.

There are something in life that none of us has control of.Sometimes things may happen that we don't want to happen. But it's the attitude that will keeps successful people going.

8. Don't be afraid of Failure

Failure are stepping stones to success

Failure is one of the toughest things to deal with and many people faces failure in their early days of struggle and most of them gave up.It's just a lesson that you learn with success .But only those who overcome the failure becomes successful.

Famous Failure

9. Have Plans

Setting goals is the first step from turning the invisible to visible.

All successful man knew what they want , what their goals are and then they focus all their energy in achieving these goals.

10. Don't care what other think

Great minds discuss ideas

Average minds discuss event

Small minds discuss people

Successful people don't care what others think of themselves. to become something special you have to do something extraordinary.Whenever you will leave convention path , people are going to tell you , you are doing it wrong,you won't last long.But successful people they are confident enough to follow their dream.So avoid getting into a negative cycle.


Try not to become the man of success but rather try to become the man of value Albert Einstein

Don't run after success, plan your goals work hard just,don't stop and one-day success will be yours.So what you are going to do to achieve you goals ?

Share your goals and achievement through the comment below.

Like what you read?

Stay connected with author, join him on Twitter.

Did you find what you were looking For?

4.1 out of 5 stars from 10 ratings of this article


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      apoorva jindal 

      5 years ago

      ya.. i m really motivated. n i ll work harder n harder..

      thnx for this :)

    • profile image

      Mahlaba Lizwi 

      5 years ago

      Failure are stepping stones to success, *i'm so blessed*

    • MarleneB profile image

      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA

      You are so right. Passion is probably the biggest driving force behind most successful people. I like the E. M. Forster quote that you use.

    • receivetipstricks profile imageAUTHOR

      Mrinal Saha 

      6 years ago from Jaipur,India

      Thanks beaddve1800 , I am glad you like it !!

    • beaddve1800 profile image


      6 years ago from Toronto

      Good article!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)