What Makes You Successful Won’t Make You Happy

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What are some traits that make you successful at work? Let’s go over a few things that a lot of people who’re doing well usually do:

  1. Sacrifice the present for tomorrow: People who achieve substantial goals usually spend years getting there. An athlete who wins a gold medal at the Olympics usually dedicates their whole life to the end goal of winning. 
  2. Working through pain: We’re all human beings, and human beings get hurt, physically and mentally. People who succeed usually succeed despite being hurt. They have a higher pain tolerance. They persevere.
  3. Single-minded focus: When someone has a very high aim, they give that aim almost all their attention and energy. They just do that one thing for years.
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