From Entrepreneur, Deep Patel provides an excellent list of 15 traits of unstoppable people. These are my favorites from his list:
2. They develop a clear vision.
Every path to success starts with a vision; it’s what gives you direction. It’s your reason for working as hard as you do. Once you have a vision for what you want your future to look like, you need to set a series of goals to achieve this dream — this is your plan for getting there.
Your vision is your mission, and should be something you have clearly defined and written down. It’s a chance to put your thoughts, ideas and values into action. It’s also the benchmark you can use to chart your progress, to see how far you’ve come and remind yourself where you’re going.
3. They take action.
Unstoppable people don’t wait until they feel “secure” before making big leaps. They jump in and keep going! From that first push to get the ball rolling to those decisive moments when you must correct your course, action is fundamental to success.
Making big decisions and taking leaps of faith can be both terrifying and exciting. It’s your chance to think big and be bold. Sometimes inaction is hidden behind other issues, such as poor time management and lack of self-discipline. Stop waiting and stop making excuses. If you want to be relentless, put your energy into action now. Fail to do so and your vision will sit on a shelf, gathering dust.
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4. They persist through life’s storms.
You can be the most talented, intelligent and creative person out there, but without persistence you are doomed to mediocrity at best. Successful and unstoppable people know they must dig deep and find their grit if they’re to reach their goal. They don’t let hurdles hold them back; they find a way around obstacles to keep moving forward.
Persistence is a habit you must develop to get you through tough times and to keep procrastination from getting the best of you. Long-term dreams are a labor of love. You must be there, day in and day out, rejecting discouragement and remaining focused on your objective.
10. They take responsibility.
Taking responsibility has two parts: You answer for your mistakes and failures, but you also take credit for your successes. Relentless people own their failures as much as they revel in their accomplishments.
They acknowledge and learn from both in order to gain the wisdom and knowledge necessary to pursue even bigger dreams and goals. Taking responsibility is about acknowledging that you, and you alone, are in charge of your life. You’re in the driver’s seat, and no one else can dictate your future.
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