People, who become the best at anything, typically begin their journeys by emulating the attitudes and habits of other successful people. Here are a few of the main characteristics shared in common by those who become the best. Visit for more information.

Optimism: People who reach the top always believe things can get better, or that
there’s a better way to do something.

Vision: Successful people can see their futures. They know what the end results will look like when they reach their goals. Although they live in the present, they don’t let themselves become stuck in the here and now. They take action everyday for the better future they envision.

Hunger for Personal Growth: No matter how successful they become, top
achievers never stop moving to the next level. They hunger to be the best in every area of their lives. They constantly place themselves in situations where they can grow.

Leadership: Successful men and women expect leadership from themselves. They know they’re not average followers. They always equip themselves with the skills they need to lead, and they lead others to achieve success. They make a difference in everything they do.

Legacy: Successful leaders don’t merely achieve goals for themselves—although
they surely enjoy the rewards of their achievements. They achieve to benefit others: family, friends, charities and their community. They choose to leave a legacy that will make the world a better place.

Helpfulness: Leaders help other people achieve their goals and dreams. When
leaders help others, they understand that they’re also helping themselves—that the good they put out into the world will come back to them and help them achieve what they want. They know that success does not come to someone who stands alone.

No Excuses: Even the best often fail along the way. When they do fail, they don’t make excuses. They take responsibility for their actions and move on. They get back up and focus on doing it right the next time. They know that it’s the actions they take repeatedly that will determine their character. They make no excuses— they just expect results.

Making failure an Ally: The best never see failure as an enemy. If they do, they’ll lose the battle before it even begins. Instead, they make failure their ally. They consider failure a learning experience, and recognize that every failure brings them a step closer to success. After a failure, they use the knowledge they’ve gained to move forward with more energy and focus.

While others live by default, settling for a mediocre life in which they see themselves as victims of their circumstances—the best envision a better life and take the necessary action to achieve their dreams. They take risks and stare their fear of failure right in the face. The best hold onto their vision of success, and never entertain the alternative. That is how they achieve victory.

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Author's Bio: 

About: Author and success coach, Mario Anthony Salvi has been studying self-mastery philosophies, techniques, and concepts for over 25 years. He is an active member of the Florida Speakers Association (FSA), and the International Coaching Federation (ICF), including earning a coaching certification through Bob Proctor's (of The Secret) LifeSuccess program. He believes that we’re all born with infinite potential, and is widely known as being an empowering and highly effective coach specializing in coaching individuals in making positive changes in their 'Success Blueprint' resulting in increasing potential toward greater achievements and success. Visit and empower your world to Success.