This is all just an opinion but i have been going through and started to see a lot similar characteristics to successful people. The funny thing is i just do not understand why there are not more? It is no ones fault. We hear stories all the time of famous people and how they did with nearly nothing. Yes there are greedy people out in the world. But society is like trying to go after the rich, like it would make a difference? Setting negative and violent examples to our younger generation, oh no, your unhappy that your not living the life of the one percent, then go after them. This came from a youtube video, the rich who has to pay millions of dollars for security... I mean cmon... we all want to be rich and happy, but then your telling me people of my own country are going to come after my throat because i finally made it, which i have not at all... (just a broke college student)... i just need to say CHILL OUT and look at yourself, forget the others.
sorry i had to rant that out right fast.
But really i have notice a few traits with successful people. They all have a aura around them that people are attracted to. In at least my school creativity lacked, because of sense of feeling shame of being wrong, and act of being right made you a nerd or some sort of label. We do things that are not the best of your skills, because you do something you hate. You will not stand out that way. Find that passion that is going to make you happy and go for it. It does not hurt to try. YOLO <<soo overused and shamed to use now, but the phrase is true so embed it in your brain!.
When successful people "work hard" they extremely work hard because it was their passion. It did not matter to them because it was fun! Some people i met it felt like to them it means "work hard" in 9-5 job that you have no passion for, means workin hard and livin the dream.... not in my book. I am shocked by the many talents around me, that are being under utilized.. But what can i say, i am broke so i have no credibility so far, but i can tell you my mindset has dramatically changed. It takes time for your acts to expose your passion, for the world to start realizing it. I will try my best to keep pushing and i hope you do the same =)