AMBITIOUS people take charge of their destiny and don't expect others to bow down to their needs.
They have willpower and determination. They also love themselves, flaws and all.
There is also a secret sauce that melds them together, Ruchika Tulshyan explains in Forbes.
Read on for 3 traits of the highly successful.
They Resist Temptation
"Delayed gratification is an important measure of success. It’s what keeps the AMBITIOUS from cashing out as soon as they make a little money, and the successful people to continue working hard long after they make their first million," Tulshyan explains.
Oh and we are not being preachy or judgy. Trust me, we have ALL made mistakes of epic proportions, so if you do overindulge in a distraction, make sure to write about it and learn from it. BTW: Yara got accepted to every college where she applied and recently announced she's off to Harvard! Get it girrrrllll!
Practicing optimism requires discipline, especially for those of us who grew up in risk-averse cultures. Think about it. Most of our parents worked for the same company for years. Now, our generation is stepping out on faith and following our dreams.
Still, as Tulshyan explains in Forbes, "In a world filled with examples of young, accidental millionaires, it's hard to find the strength to try again once you've faced adversity."
The ability to bounce back from failure relies heavily on believing you will be successful if you keep trying..... GRIT!
What differentiates successful people, is they don't get influenced (and sometimes, side-tracked) by what others think. Remember any of the greatest innovators of all time– from Leonardo da Vinci to Elon Musk – were once ridiculed or even told to abandon their ideas by loved ones.
Remember, You've Got This!
The thing we loved the most about Ruchika Tulshayan's article is that each of these characteristics can be cultivated in all of us.
"These were the three advantages that I find can be cultivated. You can't change the family you’re born into, height and/or physical attractiveness. But I've met many successful people who have overcome these disadvantages by channeling optimism, self-restraint and self-belief," she said.