We often wonder how a person can be so successful in life!

David Jones
4 min readSep 2, 2021


Is it because they inherited success or is it because of their unique character?

There are certain traits that we can all adopt in order to be successful in life.

Sincerity: Being sincere and following your values and beliefs would guarantee you success. So don’t try to be something that you aren’t. Just be yourself and impress others.

Be genuine: Your actions are greater than your words. So don’t exaggerate or deceive others. Just be genuine.

Being wholehearted: You should be enthusiastic regarding things you do. So you should whole heartedly devote yourself to do good to others and your community.

Honest: Being honest is quite difficult but when you let honesty guide you, you’ll achieve greater success. So never deceive or do fraud to get ahead in life.

Heartfelt: Be honest and appreciate others. Thank people who do good to you and reach out to those in need.

Heartiness: Be warm and genuine with others. This would radiate your character and affection towards others.

Humility: No matter how rich or successful you are, always be humble with others. This would have a longer impact on others.

Personal integrity: It is important that no matter how successful you become, you should always keep your values intact. Never trade your moral values for material benefits.

Incorruptibility: Be affirmative and hold your ground to stick towards your beliefs. Don’t let others corrupt you.

Good judgment: Show good and fair judgment in life. Treat everybody with equality and respect.

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Focused: Always maintain your focus and give your total attention to the people you interact.

Courtesy: Be good to others and show courtesy even to those who are strangers.

Civic sense: Exhibit civility and respect. Don’t dominate people and speak with kindness and respect.

Charity: Be generous and charitable to others. Extend help even to those who have not helped you.

Empathy: Know that everybody is different and has different needs. Understand others feelings and thoughts.

Sympathy: Always be sympathetic to people under emotional stress. Try to understand things from their view point.

Compassionate: Reach out and help those who are in distress. You wouldn’t believe the good wishes they’ll send out to you.

High-minded: Give your money, time and knowledge to others so that they can learn from your experience. Don’t stop short thinking that they’ll get ahead of you. It takes a high mind and a generous heart to do that!

The traits given above are some of the qualities that a successful person should possess. Try to adopt them in daily life and make them a part of your character.

Fear of the Unknown

This is probably one of the biggest fears we as entrepreneurs have to face as we navigate through our online journey.

When you’re starting your own business, while you may have done your homework and prepared the best you can, there will ALWAYS be a certain degree of uncertainty.

That’s just the way it is.

You have to push through and go with your heart, even if it’s beating uncontrollably fast.

In 1999, there was a movie called “3 Kings”.

In one scene in the movie, a young soldier who was feeling afraid would approach Sergeant Major Archie Gates (George Clooney) with a question and he’d reply… “The way this works is… You do the thing you’re scared sh*tless of and you get the courage after you do it. Not before you do it.”

This is very true and it applies across the board.

If you’re worried that you may not have the skills to create an online business, go ahead and do it anyway. Then learn as you go along.

You must have the faith to take the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase. The best way to put an end to your fear of the unknown is to have faith.

You must believe in yourself and what you’re trying to achieve.

There are thousands of people who come online in droves hoping to make quick and easy money.

Sadly most of them will fail and quit.

The road to online success is paved with the corpses of the many who have tried and quit.

They quit because they didn’t believe in themselves and they let fear take over their mindset.

The next time you have doubts and fears, ask yourself why you’re feeling them.

Maybe you’ve been making a stable income online but you’re worried about quitting your day job because of the security it provides.

By asking yourself why you have this fear, you’ll understand that what you really fear is that you might have no money in case your online business dries up.

Now you will be able to make plans such as saving up enough money that will last you six months in case of any unexpected setbacks.

This is a plan of action.

If you do not analyse your fears and all you do is let them control you and hold you back, your life will become stagnant and in almost all cases, there will be retrogression.

The only way to progress is to keep moving forward whether or not you have fears.

To Your Success



David Jones

Hi, I am David Jones from the UK. I am CEO of Global Digital Affiliate Marketing and a certified partner of Internet Profits, also a UK based company.