The Necessary Attributes for Success

reg430 By reg430, 1st Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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We hear so many people say that we can accomplish anything as long as we believe in ourselves and remain positive. This is wonderful advice, but following this belief is not always an east task. Besides self-confidence and a positive outlook, there are four other necessary attributes that lead toward success.


The first attribute is hope. When we first start out to accomplish a goal, all we know is what the final object should be. At this stage, we have to plan the steps that we will take to reach the goal. And after the preliminary preparation has been taken, all we can do is hope that everything turns out all right and that nothing gets in our way.


The second attribute is belief. This attribute is a dual-sided coin in that on one side, belief is a conviction in a power that is greater than we. In this case, belief and faith are synonymous. Although we cannot see the Higher Power, we have faith and belief that that power is there.

On the other side of the coin this attribute is an opinion one has about something, for example, a political party, or an idea one has about something, for example, she believes her husband is faithful


The third attribute is love. Dr. Anapol, in an article published in Psychology Today, says that love is concerned with what happens to our loved ones and to people we may not even know because love inherently recognizes that all people are interconnected. Therefore, love is compassionate and emphatic. We do better while we are working toward a goal if we know someone cares about how we are doing.


The fourth attribute is persistence. This is probably the most important attribute because, when negative things do occur that threaten to circumvent our progress, persistence keeps us on the path toward completion of our goal.


Anapol, D. (2011, Nov. 25). Love without limits. Psychology Today.


Belief, Hope, Love, Persistence

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author avatar John Watson
2nd Jan 2015 (#)

Great page. I am all about the love. You have to love what you do whilst also finding a way to keep those that you love happy.

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author avatar reg430
2nd Jan 2015 (#)

The love is so very important because we have to know, in this world as it is today, that someone is there for us -- no matter what.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
2nd Jan 2015 (#)

If you do not have hope you will not even try to get ahead.

Happy 2016.

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author avatar reg430
2nd Jan 2015 (#)

Yes, I agree, Mark. Without hope, how do we even get up in the morning?

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
29th Jan 2015 (#)

An amazing reminder for everyone getting lost on their track to follow their dream. Makes me feel better!

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author avatar reg430
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Thank you, Saigon.

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