One isn’t enough. You Need Them All

Credit to Richard St. John For Image

It’s not you will succeed because of this character trait. It’s you’ll fail because you don’t have this trait.

Having a particular character trait is a necessary condition, not a necessary and sufficient condition for success.

Understand the traits you need to get to where you want to go:

Passion, Work Ethic, Persistence, Salesmanship, Intense Focus, Internal Motivation and much more

You need to already have or relentlessly cultivate these traits

(And you need good genes and luck too.)

So how do you know if you have enough talent and whether you’ll see enough luck?

You don’t.

Just be self-aware, be opportunistic and go on the journey.

You can’t predict the future. But you can try your damndest to mould the world to fit your vision.


Next time someone compliments you on a trait or says:

“You’re going to do big things you’re smart and hard working

Appreciate their compliment and say thank you.

But never forget that intellect and work ethic are only a piece of what you need.

You need all the pieces to finish the puzzle.

The puzzle being the dent you want to put in the universe.