06/07/2015 12:47 BST | Updated 01/07/2016 06:59 BST

Who Are The Most Successful and How to Be More Like Them

When it comes to making the most of your life, it would be fair to say that many people have been inspired by others. Looking up to people who you admire and respect can help you to become a success to. This is because you will find that there similar traits in successful people, even if they are a success in very different fields or disciplines. This is why you should study the things that successful people have in common and then try to implement them in to your life.

Successful people come from all backgrounds, you can be a success at any age and men and women have every chance of being a success at what they do. This means that personality traits and actions are more likely to be an indicator of success, and these are some of the traits you will find in a broad range of successful people.

  • Successful people commit emotionally
  • Successful people are resilient
  • Successful people think smart
  • Successful people can take advice but equally, don't dwell on other people's opinions
  • Successful people remain interested in something
  • Successful people know when to take a break
  • Successful people develop a routine
  • Successful people don't dwell on the past

One thing that may surprise many people, and hopefully please everyone, is that you don't have to be highly intellectual to be a success. In some fields, yes, being clever is of great benefit if you want to be a success, but this is not the case for all areas. It is often more important to be emotionally committed to what you do as opposed to being the most intelligent at what you do.

Hard work can go a long way

This means that showcasing resiliency and a strong work ethic is often the key to success. Feeling a connection to what you do means that when things go right, you feel happy and are spurred on to do more. If things go wrong, you are hurt and you are determined to learn from your mistakes and make things better. If you don't have an emotional connection, you may not be too bothered about getting something right or wrong, and this is not a platform to be a success.

Hard work and effort will always go a long way to helping people be a success but when you work hard at something you love, have a passion for or are fully committed to, you will find that you have a greater chance of achieving success. Of course, if you have a passion, you can end up being consumed by this drive and energy. This is why it is important to know when to say enough, and take a break.

Whether it is a holiday, spending time with loved ones or just turning your phone and laptop off at a certain time, there is a lot to be said for taking a break from your endeavours. Whether this allows you to appreciate what you have done or provides you with the chance to approach an issue in a fresh manner, successful people know how to take breaks.

No matter what you are interested in, you can be a success, but it takes effort and commitment, as the scores of successful people around the world will tell you.

This works neatly into the fact that successful people develop a routine. If something works, it is important to keep following that pattern. The pattern that is right for you may be wrong for other people, but it is important to focus on what works for you.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Success is not about financial wealth, it is about the achievement of a lifestyle that triggers the emotional response and feelings of fulfilment.