In the course of my life, I have interacted with many types of people. I have interacted with people who can only be termed as high achievers. I have also interacted with people who, for lack of a better word, can only be termed as ‘losers’. I have endeavored to figure out what the difference between the two groups of people is. I have endeavored to figure out which types of people tend to end up being losers in life. I have also endeavored to figure out which types of people tend to end up being high achievers. With regard to the latter endeavor, I have come to the conclusion that there are three types of people who tend to do well in life.
The first type of people who tend to do well in life is that of folks who are disciplined. I have seen people who have potential to be successful being dragged down by lack of discipline.
The second type of people who tend to do well in life is that of folks who have good (or at least decent) social skills. Now it is true that human beings are nasty by nature, but even then, one needs solid social skills to cope with people and their expectations. This is also where networking sills come into play. I have seen people miss out on fantastic opportunities due to lack of networking skills. Out of my appreciation for the importance of these sorts of skills, I have come up with an outreach program targeting county jail inmates. It is a program where the inmates are taught the soft skills they need to be successful and to stay out of trouble once their jail terms end.
The third type of people who tend to do well in life is that of folks who have the willingness to take risks. In life, you can’t achieve anything without taking risks: and this applies not just in your financial life, but also in your social life and in all other spheres of life.
It is important to notice that these three are not distinct groups of people. Rather, these are qualities, which you often find in one single person. To do well in life, one needs to be disciplined, to have decent social skills and at the same time to be willing to take risks.