The Secret Traits of Success

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

John Cousins


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TL;DR: This is a lengthy reminder to redouble your efforts.

I have been knocked on my ass more times than I can count. But I know that I have gotten back up more times. I have learned to gather myself with as much mindful poise and enthusiasm as I can muster. Not to get back up slow but to pop up like an NFL running back after a tackle.

It is trite to say and seems difficult, but it’s not. Unless you are a boxer and get punched in the face repeatedly, getting up and back on track is easy and natural if you follow your curiosity. Stay curious and foolish.

Cultivate your curiosity, and persistence and determination naturally follow.

In the realm of achievement, you cannot replace persistence and determination.

Talent isn’t enough. Nothing is more prevalent than talented folks who fail in their endeavors.

Many talented people never achieve anything, but there aren’t as many determined ones who fail, which is one indication that determination counts more than talent.

No matter how talented an individual may be, they still need to put in the hard work, effort, and dedication to turn their talent into something tangible.

Talent is a raw ability that needs to be developed and honed through practice, learning, and perseverance.

Success also requires a combination of qualities like passion, discipline, and determination. For example, talented athletes may have a natural gift for the sport, but they must put in the necessary time and effort to train and perfect their skills. Likewise, a talented musician may have a great ear for music, but they still need the drive to keep practicing and performing.

Talent alone can only take one so far. At some point, everyone hits the ceiling where they need to put in more effort to reach the next level. By putting in the time and effort, individuals can overcome their limitations and turn their talents into something remarkable.

Genius alone won’t do it; unappreciated genius is practically a proverb.