10 Actionable Characteristics of a Success-oriented Mind

10 Actionable Characteristics of a Success-oriented Mind

How to Build a Success Oriented Mind

How to Build a Success Oriented Mind

Did you know that the Mind is the greatest and most fascinating attribute of man? Oh, yes, it is. It is greatly underestimated by a lot of people but deeply cherished by a few. And also, to be successful

The Mind is a sacred realm of endless possibilities. A place that could build you, or mar you. And, this depends solely on what it is being fed on a daily basis. Therefore to build a success-oriented mind, there are some characteristics you need to possess.

However, you are not left out. you can definitely possess these characteristics if you can judiciously apply every one you find in this piece.

In this post, I will be expatiating on 10 actionable characteristics of a Success-oriented Mind.

Do well to follow me to the end, in order to gain maximum value. Come on let’s roll.

Out of an abundant list, the following are 10 actionable characteristics of a success-oriented mind.

1. Courage

2. Hardworking

3. Persistence

4. Preparedness to Learn

5. Positive Mindset

6. Passion-driven

7. Honest

8. Foresighted

9. Time Conscious

10. An Opportunist

Come on let’s gain value.

1. Courage

Fear has always being a major problem of man. A success-oriented person is not just someone who has overcome fear, but a person that understands that there is actually nothing to be scared about. A person that understands that failure is a necessity to succeed.

According to E.E Cummings, “it takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”.

Personally, I have come to understand that the somewhat fearful stages of life are actually the most profitable. This is where you learn from your failures and mistakes.

Kill fear today. And, birth success.

2. Hardworking

Of all other characteristics, this is the most practical. The principle of hard work can never change, which says ” if you work hard you will succeed “. Even your village people cannot change this principle. Lol!!!

Hard work is an inevitable trait in every successful individual. On rear occasions, the goddess of luck might bring you success, but it takes hard work to sustain that success.

The case of hard work cannot be overemphasized, because it’s as practical as Newton’s third law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Always remember that hard work defies talent. That’s the only reason why you could compare Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Try it and see for yourself.

3. Persistence

A Chinese proverb says, “Persistence can grind an iron beam down into a needle”. Persistence breaks protocols. It commands results.

This is the fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition. Basically, persistence depends ultimately on how passionate you are about that opinion. That’s why every success-oriented individual should be passion-driven. If you don’t love something, you definitely can’t go the extra mile for that course. It applies practically in love. If you don’t love someone, you can’t go the extra mile for that person.

Be persistent in your passion.

4. Preparedness to Learn

Anthony J. D’Angelo once said, “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”

Learning is the basic criteria to be relevant anywhere you find yourself. But, learning alone does not qualify to make you successful. It doesn’t. You need to prepared to learn. Only a success-oriented man understands the core importance of learning. A success-oriented man hungers for knowledge. He is always prepared to gain knowledge.

5. Positive Mindset

Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) is a term commonly used in the medical field and also, in the psychological field. In terms of medicine, it’s a situation whereby patients diagnosed with diseases tend to believe only in the positivity of their situations. Of a truth, it has really saved a lot of lives.

But that aside, according to the laws of attraction, you will understand that what you think, say, and write passes vibrational energy to the universe. And, this energy competes with other energies in the universe which includes the negative. For you to surpass other energies, you need to be extremely positive about anything you do.

Weird, right. Try it.

6. Passion-driven

Personally, I wake up with a unique sense of joy when I recall about coding, speaking, and writing. What gives you that same joy? We previously mentioned how important passion is, in the race of success. And, now it’s a necessity in order to be persistent.

Every success-oriented individual must have found his/her passion to be able to stand the test of time. In the times of challenges, how passion-driven you are will determine if you would stand or fall. Passion is a bedrock for other virtues.

That being said. Do you know what you really love doing? Discover yourself. Experiment on yourself. Maximize yourself. You might fail in this process, but remember it’s normal.

According to Albert Einstein, he said: “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious”.

7. Honest

Can you be trusted? Can people bank on your words? Can people timestamp your utterances without a doubt? If you answered a “no” in any of the above questions, then go back to your life’s drawing board.

Most individuals neglect honesty as a core virtue of success. But, they forget how important a person’s view of you could be. The view of yourself you give to someone really matters, because that’s what he/she sees in your absence. Can people speak good of you in your absence?

Always follow these simple rules in checking your dealings with people in terms of honesty. This is actually the Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do in the Rotary club: is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendship, and will it be beneficial to all concerned.

Stay honest. Stay trustworthy.

8. Foresighted

According to Joanne Harris, “a man may plant a tree for a number of reasons. Perhaps he likes trees. Perhaps he wants shelter. Or perhaps he knows that someday he may need the firewood”

A success-oriented man should be able to give a detailed sketch on how he wants his life to be in a few years to come and also work towards it. What if it doesn’t work out the way I want? You may say. But, remember: shoot for the star, so that if you must fall, you will fall in the moon.

Plan for a better tomorrow.

9. Time Conscious

Time and learning are the most important things in life. Show me a man that is not time conscious, and I will show you a man that’s unproductive. Every minute of your life should count. Sounds unrealistic, right? Try it.

The level of productivity and relevance you achieve in life depends ultimately on what you spend most of your time doing. Time is money, lol!!!

Try this. Do not retire to your bed until you’ve intentionally used a good amount of your time for something positive. Make it a routine.

Time is life. Life is time.

10. An Opportunist

Preparedness plus opportunity equals success. Every success-oriented individual maximizes even the slightest opportunities. A success-oriented man does not criticize opportunities and call them a scam, rather he analyzes the opportunity thoroughly before concluding.

How many opportunities have you missed in the name of “leave them na scam”? And, how many have you also missed in the name of unpreparedness? If you want to succeed, you have to change your mindset about opportunities.

Get prepared like you’re expecting an opportunity today. You never can tell when it will come.

In conclusion, are these characteristics actionable? Is it possible to practice all of them? The answer depends on your ability to work towards achieving them. Remember, you are to be held accountable for your life. You and you alone.

Action speaks louder than words. Make a positive turn today and enjoy your tomorrow.

See you next Friday.

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Godspower Eze (300l student of Computer Science Department, Physical science faculty, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka)