What does it take to be truly successful, and is there really a need to possess certain characteristics to create thriving businesses and winning concepts? As it turns out, the answer is a resounding yes. Find out why below.
1. They had a vision and made the effort to realize it
Mark Zuckerberg envisioned an online platform where people could easily connect and socialize in real-time. He knew it would be incredibly difficult to realize his goals, but made every effort to launch his vision into the world. A major part of his formula was also serving the community, which made his nascent ideas really take off.
“People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.”
Felix Arvid, founder of cult YouTube channel PewDiePie also understood the power of cultivating a community with shared interests and providing them with what they wanted. Until now, Arvid hasn’t changed his initial strategy and still works to provide his audience with insight about gaming and games in general.
2. Used pain and suffering as fuel for creativity
Sometimes hardships are our greatest mentors and enable us to see things in ways we otherwise would never have imagined. Following the passing of her uncle, Elizabeth Holmes, decided to create a device that helps individuals monitor the quality of their health and has become a billionaire as a result.
3. Nurture your talents
Many people don’t take the time to truly focus on their passions, even if it’s only one day per week. Cultivating your skills will undoubtedly influence your success rate in the future. Take Bill Gates, who was working non-stop on his passion for computers while still enrolled at law school.