Describing success is almost as challenging as pursuing it. To determine if we have reached or can ever attain success, we must define what it is. The meaning is far from universal; it is unique to each person. Success is not necessarily what we obtain but what we are and become. Fortunately, recognizing and building success in our lives is easier as we observe and cultivate traits that successful people have in common.
1. Taking Chances.
The fear of failure paralyzes people into inaction. This fear is often more debilitating than failure itself. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg cautions: The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.