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Characteristics of Success When people think about the word success they usually associate the words wealth and power however there are all different kinds of success Generally there are certain traits one must exhibit to be a successful person in anything they do Narrowing this list down to five traits necessary for every successful person is not very easy considering that success can be reached in a multitude of ways However here is what I have come up with One must be forthright diligent a risk-taker intelligent and sacrificial Forthright is a word used to describe an honest frank or direct person Although we wish that every successful person were honest it is not always the case Many people reach the top by cheating and lying however more often does a person find success by being honest and terse In politics no one votes for those candidates who are dishonest and corrupt or so we hope Every businessmanwoman must display himself or herself as a trustworthy and honest person to gain respect and customers No one has ever been successful without being hard working or diligent Without work ethic one accomplishes nothing The saying Where there is a will there is a way goes along with this very concept To the contrary without will there is no way Thus achieving anything is done with diligence and persistence Scientists and inventors had to experiment with things many times before they got desired results When Ben Franklin discovered electricity Im sure that he was not thinking of the consequences that could have occurred during that famous kite experiment Had he not taken the risk and flown the kite during a thunderstorm one can wonder if we would have electricity today Therefore risk-taking is crucial to being a success in many ways Every person today takes risks also Millions among millions of people have money invested in stocks and they are doing just that Whether or not theyll
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