Successful people almost share the similar traits but the end result is different for everyone. The first thing to realize is that every person’s success is viewed differently and the accomplishment of one person may be a stepping stone for the other. But in this process, it is hard to know which the right path to success is and whether you are actually on it.
Jack Ma is a seasoned entrepreneur. If we summarize his success journey, following are the three realizations you will have when you are on your way to success.
Persistence is the key to achieving your dreams:
What most people fail to realize is that success is not all about luck; it is more about working hard and staying persistent. You can easily be swayed away by short-term overnight success but it does not give you the satisfaction you can have otherwise. For becoming successful, you need to work hard and take actions on the plans you have made. When you see a successful company, you only see the tip of the iceberg. What you don’t see are the years of hard work and toil that went behind it.
You will have to make decisions:
Every day of your life isn’t going to be a walk in the park and you will have to make decisions along the way. For this purpose you have to make commitment with yourself and stick to it. No matter what kinds of obstacles you face, you must be brave enough to confront them all. You will get rejected for jobs and turned down with the ideas you present to your bosses but that does not mean that you lose hope. Successful people know that there are times for which they have to make tough judgment calls but they stay focused on their goals which keep them firmly on their path to success.
Importance of emotional intelligence:
For being successful just IQ is not enough. You need to have a high level of emotional intelligence. It helps you to better understand people and learn to tolerate them. Individuals with high emotional intelligence interact with people better, listen to them, and are capable of getting their message heard. It helps you to resolve situations and defuse conflicts in order to get the best out of your teams.