Being wildly successful is definitely on your to-dos for this new year and these attributes are the key ingredients you need.

These attributes may sound simple and cliche af, but they lead to remarkable results. Also, not every successful person can be a master of all these, but give it your best shot.

Self-Discipline.
I put this on top of the list because without self-discipline not much is possible.

You can kick a** with this attribute. It helps you do what you’ve set out to do in both your personal and work life. It’s the best place to start.

In this day and age where social media and other distractions come at you from various angles, it’s very easy to get carried away. Self-discipline will hold you down and help you control your desires and impulses to stay focused on what needs to get done to successfully achieve your dreams. You’ll be a happier person.

It is pretty straightforward, you won’t fall for everything if you stand for something.

I like to keep this saying by Nido Qubein in mind all the time, “The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.”

Optimism.
Most of us can relate to this – One minute you have a grand plan and the next minute, life is giving you the ultimate smackdown. It gets you like, I wasn’t ready, life!

Well, it’s kind of a package deal, you get the good and the bad too.

What really counts is having a positive outlook and attitude after you’ve been dealt a bad hand – Optimism. Don’t stay down, just keep your chin up and grind harder.

Science has proved that optimism can help reduce your stress, increase longevity and help achieve your goals. Just hakuna matata the f**k on and you’ll be alright.

Giving.
Calm down, money isn’t the only thing you can give. Lol!

You can also give time, expertise, space, and more. Look for ways to open doors for people and science says you will be happier when you do.

Most successful people are generous givers. They operate on this quote by Zig Ziglar, “You will get all you want in life if you help other people get what they want.”

They know and are convinced of the “secret” that the more you give, the more you receive. If you haven’t tapped into this secret, you should get started right away.

Curiosity.
Funny enough, there’s an app called Curiosity that helps you get smarter everyday but that’s not what this point is about.

Curiosity helps you learn every day and learning helps you grow. Learning helps you know the right things your mates are doing to secure the bag.

When we learn something every day it keeps our mind sharp, you are on your toes. It also gives a sense of accomplishment as we are using our time wisely.

There is no end to this journey of continuous learning. Stay thirsty!
The good kind of thirsty.