Let’s be honest, there are several different traits a person needs to be successful in life. Most of these can be learned or acquired. Oh sure, you have to be willing to work hard and have the desire to be successful, but more importantly, you need to be willing to go that extra mile, and work those extra hours necessary to make it.
The old adage, “You get out what you put in” is absolutely correct. I don’t care how talented you are, you have to put in the work to perfect that skill. I believe the first thing you need is the DRIVE and the WANT.
I realize this sounds corny, but without these two traits, it’s NOT going to happen. Sure, almost everybody says they WANT to be successful, but talk is cheap people, don’t tell me, SHOW me.
Usually, it’s the folks who aren’t successful who are complaining that they never got a break, or their grades were never good enough to get a good job. To that I say “Horse Hockey”, in THIS life; you make your OWN breaks.
Education, while always helpful, is NOT the ONLY thing that makes you succeed. They’re several people who have made millions and millions without an education. Take Steve Jobs, for example, while graduating from high school, he dropped out of Reed College and today his empire is worth 11 Billion dollars. Another billionaire without even a high school education was Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s Hamburgers.
The list goes on and on, but the drive to success was through hard work and the attitude knowing that they would be successful. Last but certainly not least, just take a look at a Gary Dahl, he was in a bar one night and came up with the idea of marketing Pet Rocks. Within 6 months, he became a millionaire.
Anyone can do it, have the NEED, the DESIRE, and the ability to work your dream until it becomes a success. I wish you well.