Success never comes easy to anyone.
Luck and coincidences are a tiny part of successful stories, and hard work alone cannot create wonders. Feeling all jumbled up now?
Go back in history and scan through the names of successful leaders, scientists, or artists. You won’t see diligence as the only reason for their fame. A lot has to do with their traits and attitude towards life.
To give you an example, you be a person who would go an extra mile, to score all A’s in your next semester exam. However, you fail to understand a subject and instantly decide to quit, consequently shattering your dream of acing the exam. Now the attitude of leaving does not help in creating a successful career, my friend.
Remember, achievers can make things happen when others cannot, and it takes more than hard work to stand out in the crowd today.
So, going back to the heart of the question again. What are these traits that every student needs to develop to come out victorious in life and achieve all their short-term goals?
10 non-negotiable traits of successful people which all students should adopt
As a student, goals will differ and change with time. Your parents and other well-wishers may influence your plans.
However, when you sum up all the suggestions and ideas, you will know what drives you and gives you the motivation to work hard. Write it, frame it, and swallow it like a medicine and go all the way to achieve it.
Organized mind and organized work area are distinguishing traits in a successful person.
Compartmentalizing priorities and tasks while sorting out workspace can enable a speedy route to success.
You may want to do an exercise today itself and check. Spend 15-20 minutes of your time decluttering your work desk and writing down your to-do list in a journal neatly. Be surprised to see how efficiently you study for the rest of your day.
You are the sole owner of your dreams, also making you the owner of your mistakes.
Like it or not, you will make blunders and regret doing them. But do not pass on the blame on another individual or situation.
Own up to what it is and figure out ways to rectify problems. Seek solutions rather than crying over issues. All this may sound absurd today but will bring recognition as a team player and leader going forward.
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- Commendable patience
Failures and disappointments will be part of your journey. Success does not come to you when you want, but it knocks your door eventually.
So, giving up on your dreams cannot be the turning point in your life. Be patient and let things fall into place in its own time. In the meanwhile, keep striving to reach your goal by all means.
- Willingness to unlearn and learn
People with the willingness to question and learn are the one’s who reach the summit. They do not accept what is already there; they doubt every aspect of the subject and wish to learn from scratch.
These people are often unaccepted and shunned away by the society but do not let it be the reason to stop asking questions and learning new subjects. It is only when you stop doing so, that’s when the matter can be detrimental.
- More Listening, less speaking
As a student, you are at a stage where listening to experienced and learned individuals is a blessing. It may be a teacher, parent, neighbour, or a senior, but each of them will have something useful to tell you.
However, filter the words and do not get into a quarrel. Understand what the person is trying to explain and take the essential part of the conversation as a lesson.
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Sometimes, we may be working towards a goal but are unable to give our 100%. Do you know why? Because you are missing that craving and madness in you to achieve what you deserve.
Driven students take charge of their goals as if they know it is their future and determine to get that in every possible way. Visualizing your dream can also help you in creating the drive to achieve it. Try it today!
- Uncondional Optimissim
Everything else becomes pointless if you are do not have a positive mindset.
A little issue here and a little rejection there cannot determine your future and change your thought process.
Thinking big and being optimistic of achieving your goals go hand in hand. It is okay to fail but not okay to jump on the train of negative thoughts.
- Keeping ego aside
No achievement is one man’s work.
There are always several people involved in someone’s success. In fact, to win a war, a troop of soldiers are required. One man can never win the war.
Remember, egocentric behaviour will take you nowhere. Asking for help is a smart move and appreciated by everyone. If you are stuck today in some subject, seek help. Do not hesitate and wait for the problem to resolve automatically.
- Sacrifices and discipline
Achievement is not a bed of roses. It demands sacrifices and disciplined behaviour.
We all have made sacrifices and changed our routine to reach where we are today. Some of us have lost friends, moved cities, and even decided to quit social media to achieve the unachievable. Try it!
There are sacrifices and compromises in the path of success. You may feel disheartened today, but one day, you will know these sacrifices were worth. And the relations that are meant to stay will stay even after all the sacrifices you make.
So, trust the process and let go all your distractions.
Will we fall in the path to success?
Despite all the traits, your performance and desired goals will defer. The turfs will look more challenging than usual, and you may see your dreams further away from you. Don’t be disappointed!
No leader or celebrated individual was a success overnight; some didn’t even make it in their prime age. Yet, the one’s who did not quit on their dreams and pursued them whole-heartedly have triumphed with flying colours.
For a student, these words may sound weighty and far from reality, but a little thought and effort on these areas will make your student life and your career path more comfortable.
Go, dream on and take charge of your success.