Where do great business people come from?
Were they born with hustle in their veins or did they build up to that mentality?
Either way I’ve noticed that all successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common. While each of them is unique in his own way they all share certain traits that might or might not be what it takes to make anyone successful.
If you can see these 3 traits in yourself it might be a sign that you’re on the right path or it give you an idea of what it takes to really get ahead of the crowd.
The Path to success is paved with Hustle
The mentality that makes ideas and dreams come true is the mentality of a hustler. These go-getters will let absolutely nothing get in between themselves and their goals. This translates in absolutely insane work ethic. Its not uncommon to hear of successful business people speak fondly of their 60 hour work weeks, often more. They understood that hard work is the only sure path towards the top, and rightfully so. Too many people are afraid of rolling up their sleeves and getting things done but the truth is that being able to put in the work is what separates the wheat from the chaff.
But a hustler is not just a hard worker but also a smart worker. Your desk is not the only (or the best) place to get ahead. Instead, as you forge towards your goals you will come to see the benefits of associating with the right people, those who share your mentality and have the skills you need.
You never stop learning
One surprising similarity between all entrepreneurs is their never ending desire to learn. According to the Jenkins Group survey, 42% of college graduates never read another book after college.
On the other hand those aiming high all have an affinity for reading. Bill Gates reads a book a week, Elon Musk of SpaceX learned about building rockets through reading and Warren buffet read up to 1000 pages per day when he started his investment career.
This trait is not about reading a lot but about always being hungry for more knowledge, indulging in your curiosity.
Opportunity is everywhere
When you are constantly hustling and learning, opportunities will seem to pop up out of nowhere and what the best entrepreneurs do is seize those chances.
They understand the needs of people and if it can become a good business idea. Even though they may witness thousands of great ideas they understand the risk associated with them and know how to pick the ideas with reasonable amounts of risk.
And once they’ve made a choice they immediately start working on its execution with precision and intense focus.