Character Traits, Successful People, Strategy
In this series we are exploring the character traits of all highly successful people. I am using the word “all” because I truly believe that these traits are found in anyone who has been considered to be highly successful. In the past two articles, we explored character traits #1 – Passion, and #2 – Belief.
As I closed the last article I stated that passion and belief were vital to success, but that something else was needed. Passion and belief are great catalysts to move someone toward excellence and success but another ingredient needs to be present.
This third trait of seven that we will be exploring is really more of a pattern than a trait, but I had to include it because it is present in all highly successful people. To put is plainly; it is vital.
This third trait is Strategy.
All highly successful people have either found, or devised a strategy and followed it all the way to their end result. A strategy is a way of organizing resources. Dictionary.com defines strategy like this: “A plan, method, or series of maneuvers for obtaining a specific goal or result.”
Highly successful people map out a course that leads to their ultimate outcome. They figure out what they need to learn, whom they need to know, and what they need to do. They have passion and belief, but they also have a strategy to achieve their greatest potential. I recently read that Ronald Reagan actually developed certain communication strategies to produce specific results.
Every great politician, entertainer, parent, or entrepreneur knows it’s not enough to have the resources to succeed. Those resources must be used effectively. A strategy simply gives those resources the right avenue – maximizing the potential of those resources.
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So far we have discussed three character traits of highly successful people:
In the next article, you will discover a trait that might feel a little “cloudy” at first, but once it makes sense, it will surely give you a great deal of clarity.