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Tuesday 8 May 2018

Understanding the mechanism that lets one succeed

I might not be the right person to talk about success, but I have written this article as an observer of successful people, and as a person trying the understand the common traits they display (along with trying to understand if those traits really will help anyone succeed). Don't worry, I'm not going to talk about the well-known traits like work hard, be sincere, never quit etc. Because, not all hard working people succeed. Not all people who work on their passion day and night succeed in life, by either earning money or getting recognized for their efforts. When we look at the set of traits exhibited by successful people, we almost always forget to check if there are people who exhibit the same set of traits and yet remain unsuccessful. Thus, the conclusion we derive from the traits we observe in highly successful people will only help us paint a picture of how a successful person would be. But it will never give us means to understand if exhibiting the same set of traits ourselves will benefit us in the exact same way. A successful person's circumstances influence his success greatly. In sense, we could say that many successful people were born lucky, or was lucky enough to be in a situation that rewards hard work and sincerity. Is it really possible to succeed if you aren't lucky?

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