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3 Things Every Successful Person Does

Jul 7, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Today we’re sharing insight from guest blogger, Patrick Frazier, owner and executive coach for The Coaching Authority. We hope you enjoy Patrick’s wisdom and perspective.

3 Things Every Successful Person Does - FB.jpgWhat does it take to be successful?

Ask around and you will find different answers to the formula of success. The truth is, success leaves clues and you can achieve the success in the area you desire by observing the common qualities and principles. They are simple and considered to be common sense but most people simply do not follow them.

Let me share with you one of my favorite quotes:

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” Colin Powell

As stated in this quote, there are three key factors to achieve massive success in your life:

1. Preparation

You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect. Start with the first step and keep moving. Success doesn’t happen overnight. Prepare, prepare, and prepare. You must be ready to receive the success you desire. Set your sight to the destination that you want to achieve, then work and prepare for the moment when the opportunity knocks on your door.

Hard Work

Success needs hard work. Don’t listen to these ‘get rich quick’ schemes. You need to build your character and work hard on yourself and your business to achieve greatness. Work hard and work smart. Do the right things and do them in the right way. Don’t procrastinate. Take bold actions. Work long hours and craft your legacy.

Learning From Failure

Successful people do not see failures as failures. They see them as important learning lessons. Lessons that are capable of giving them insights to prevent such mistakes from happening again. By adopting this mindset of turning each failure into a learning lesson or opportunity, you can never fail until you yourself quit.

What’s The Risk?

Without preparation, hard work, and learning from your failures, you limit your ability to grow and learn, to build a strong and successful future. These factors are fundamental to building a bright future. 


This content was written and shared by guest blogger Patrick Frazier.

Patrick Frazier.jpgAs President of The Coaching Authority, Patrick Frazier brings over 20 years of experience in project leadership, process development, and management. Patrick had a successful management and process development run in both Information Technology and Operations for Citigroup Inc, as Senior Project Manager and Vice President Statement Processing. He was also Director of System Development and Project Manager for Associates Financial Services.

Patrick is a certified Total Quality Facilitator, Adventures in Attitude Facilitator, and Six Sigma Yellow Belt. He is certified in Rising Stars and ADVanced Insights Attribute Index. He has a BS in Computer Science from Missouri Western State College.

Patrick also has experience in Youth and Nonprofit arenas, such as his past involvement with College Success Collation, Upward Basketball, as Michiana Director, and the Hope Rescue Mission, as Volunteer Benefit Organizer

Connect with Patrick on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Topics: Executive

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