Traits of Success


Traits commonly associated with highly successful individuals can vary, but some key traits have been identified by experts in various discussions:

  1. Superiority Complex: A belief in being better or more deserving than others, which drives a compelling vision for big goals. []

  2. Insecurity: A paradoxical sense of never being enough, despite achievements, which fuels continual striving and self-improvement. []

  3. Impulse Control: The ability to maintain focus on goals without being distracted, which is critical for sustained effort and achievement. []

These traits were highlighted by as being surprisingly few but consistent among different highly successful individuals, irrespective of other habits like wake-up times or dietary preferences. Moreover, this combination of traits leads to a dynamic tension—ambition driven by both aspiration and fear, moderated by the ability to stay disciplined.