Want to make it in life? Here are 12 things successful people do differently

Are successful people born or bred?

While the odds of success are higher for those with a more favourable genetic history, behavioural psychologist Dr. Helgo Schomer says a successful attitude can be cultivated.

Dr. Schomer says that across the board, successful people never give up and have extraordinary willpower.

Whether in sports, arts, politics or business, successful people surround themselves with the right encouragement, he says.

Things every successful person has:

  • perseverance despite struggle
  • emotional intelligence
  • a sense of self-reliance
  • an ability to embrace change
  • tolerance for discomfort
  • consistent stimulation and emotional support
  • education
  • experiences
  • effort and initiative
  • accountability for mistakes
  • mentors
  • drive

Successful people see failure as an opportunity. They see a roadblock as a challenge and they don't shy away from change.

Dr Helgo Schomer, behavioural psychologist

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