8 Key Traits of Successful People

What are the characteristics that makes successful people top in their careers, businesses? lets consider some of the traits of successful people below:

They Plan and Set Goals

Successful people plan their lives around things they are passionate about. They plan and set daily and long-term goals that can go to over 10 years. They keep a To-do-list to help them keep track of what they are supposed to do on a daily basis.

Traits of Successful People

They Embrace Change

Successful people embrace change. This enables them to adapt to the world that is moving fast and constantly changing.

They Accept Responsibility for their Failures

Life has ups and downs. Being a great Business person or leader, means always having to accept responsibility for your failures. This enables you to learn from these failures and makes things even better. This also makes other people trust you more.

Successful People Exude Joy

When people are happier they tend to be more focused and successful. A positive working environment makes it easy for other people to feel motivated.

You can also read: Habits of Highly Successful People

They share information

Successful people easily share information with others. When you share information and data with others, you can get others involved in what you are doing to achieve success.

They give people all the credit for their victories

Teamwork is a key to success. Successful people always let others have their own victories and moments to shine. This motivates them to even perform better.

They Learn Continuously

Successful people read daily, this makes them discover new things, and even become more knowledgeable in their areas of business or careers.

Successful People have a Transformational Perspective

They focus on team building, motivation and collaboration across organizations. They are always looking ahead to see how they can transform themselves and others.


Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

34 thoughts on “8 Key Traits of Successful People”

  1. Hi John,
    Many thanks for visiting my blog and following me, which is appreciated.
    I enjoyed reading this post and thank you for sharing these tips.

  2. I couldn’t agree more! I try to teach my children all of these points- especially accepting responsibility for failtures, that’s SO important!!

  3. People like those you have described are not only successful, they’re also inspiring (especially when they five full credit to others for their victories. Very insightful post, I pinned it.

  4. Sharing information really stood out to me, since I know a lot of folks who hide what they know because they’ve been burned one way or another in the past. But if we purposely hide, we can create a lot of tension with others and stunt what we’re doing! This is a great list <3

  5. Always learning, modesty and graciousness in demeanor are traits that always stand out in the truly succesful people. Wonderful reminders.

  6. Great post.. there are minute points which separate successful people from the unsuccessful ones. Things like taking responsibility, perseverance and sharing knowledge set them apart 🙂

    1. Thanks for visiting and reading. Yes, they are simple traits, but surprisingly that is what separates successful people form unsuccessful ones!

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