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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 ?

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      apoorva jindal 3 years ago

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

      thnx for this :)

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      Mahlaba Lizwi 4 years ago

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

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      Marlene Bertrand 4 years ago from Northern California, 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.

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      Mrinal Saha 4 years ago from Jaipur,India

      Thanks beaddve1800 , I am glad you like it !!

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      beaddve1800 4 years ago from Toronto

      Good article!