The Top 3 Skills You Need to Succeed

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In my last article, I wrote about the difference between success and failure. The key differences between the entrepreneurs who succeed v's those that don't. Being in the trenches right now and in the midst of building two businesses, there are a few key skills that I find essential on this journey.

Although personal growth is the foundation of it all, I've broken it down to 3 characteristics that I feel are essential for success. Jim Rohn articulates it perfectly:

"Your level of success will rarely succeed your level of personal development because success is something that you attract by the person you become."

Building a business, or two for that matter requires you to overcome many things that you have never before encountered. It takes learning new skills, creating new habits and pushing through many challenging times. 

In this journey, you will be faced with adversity time and time again. It takes a certain type of person to be able to rise above it each time. Those that do, succeed. Those that don't, will ultimately fail.

There are obviously many different characteristics and attributes of successful entrepreneurs, here I'm going to discuss what are in my opinion the Top 3.

1. Adaptability

Life and business today move more rapidly than ever before. Change is constant and its inevitable. 

Those who are adaptable, accept change and can easily deal with the unknown are well equipped for this aspect of business. Being able to accommodate whatever situations or challenges arise is a crucial skill to possess today.

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2. Resilience

As an entrepreneur doing something you have never done before can quite the challenge. Failing may be part of that journey and that may involve failing more than once. You can choose to see these as failures or you can choose to see them as part of the journey. I love Thomas Edison's perspective on this:

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Surviving as an entrepreneur means having the ability to bounce back after adversity. Whatever challenges you may face, being resilient means you will not let them hold you back.

Giving up is not an option. If you are striving for success you must be able to turn your challenges and problems into opportunities for growth.

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3. Perseverance

Entrepreneurialism is no walk in the park. As well as needing to be adaptable and resilient it also takes days, weeks, months and years of sacrifice and hard work. This along with determination, focus, discipline and the guts to make good decisions to build and grow your business.

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Perservence is the glue that binds these all together. This is the ability to stick with it through the thick and the thin, day in, day out, year after year. No matter the obstacles and setbacks that come your way, a truly successful entrepreneur in the making will never take their eyes off the goal until they see it through. One person who can speak from experience is Steve Jobs:

"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard and you pour so much of your life into this thing, there are such rough moments in time that most people give up. And I don't blame them, it's really tough."

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Do You Have What It Takes?

Embarking on this journey could be the most difficult and challenging times you have ever faced. It can also be the most rewarding, fulfilling and exciting experience of your life. Building something you are passionate about, been driven by something that feels larger than yourself, far outweighs all the obstacles and challenges along the way.

If you feel you're up to the challenge of creating a life and business that you love, then watch out for my next article where I will explain how this is now possible in today's Digital World.

Thanks for reading,

Til next time,

Sarah 

If you missed my last article, check it out here:

The Big Difference Between Success And Failure

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