Personal Traits You Need To Succeed

Hello again! I have some more useful tips you can use for your own especially if you are an Online Business owner just starting an Internet Business from home.

I am not a motivational speaker by profession, but I have found that the following personal traits required if you want to be a successful Online Business owner even if you are working from home.

You may want to make this your personal trait check list. So, let's zoom. Full speed ahead!

Vision
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This is what I call the ability to see what others could not see. Sight is the ability to see with your eyes. Vision is the ability to see with your mind.

As an Online Business owner just starting or have operated for some time on the Internet, what do you see in the future of your business in the next six months? One year? Two years from now?

Courage
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This is by my personal definition, the ability to act in spite of having great doubts. We all have our own doubts some times. I know I do.

Now I am EXTREMELY sure that the successful people we know or heard of today must have faced tremendous doubts and failed in the process before they succeed.

You and I also know that in the end, the successful people finally reaped the great rewards of life and the people who said "I told you so" never get to share their part of the rewards.

Creativity
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Creativity, while a large subject by itself, is the ability to think out side the thinking box.

Being an Online Business owner means becoming a leader of your own ship and this is not optional. With intense competition, latest inventions and marketing trends, the task demands a lot of creativity on your part to grow your business in the cyberspace environment.

Withstanding Criticisms
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You and I have not heard or know of any successful person who has been criticized.

When I was still in school, my principal said a very interesting quote that I still remember to this day:

"Great people talk about ideas. Big people talk about things. Small people... talk about other people."

If you have been talking a lot about other people especially from the perspective of a critic, cynic or gossiper, then you will know how small you really are.

On the other hand, if you want to be big and great in running your Online Business, you will have to expect being criticized by small people, and as painful as it can be, these small people can actually be the people you know, namely friends and relatives.

Not that I ask of you to break away from them immediately. Rather, use their criticism as a steroid to make you more willful to succeed. You will not want them to have a chance to say, "I told you so".

However, if you find out that your friends are not being supportive at all and are pushing you down rather than pulling you up in trying times, you will have to seriously consider having to change your set of friends or they can be your ultimate downfall.

I was initially surrounded by MANY friends but had to change them eventually because they are the wrong company to be in where "helping other friends in need" is concerned.

I do not have as many friends as before today, but I assure you that the ones I have now are better, supportive and recognize the true meaning of friendship than the ones I had three years ago. And it is only a matter of time that I will be surrounded by MANY MORE friends who are like-minded.

Delay Gratification
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This is often easier said than done. It can be very difficult to learn to deny short-term immediate self-gratification in favor of a greater long term reward.

As an Internet Entrepreneur running a cyber business in a fast-paced environment, having delay gratification is more important than ever.

More often that not, the Internet is equated to instant gratification given the amount leverage it offers. However, this does not change the law written on stone.

If you in pursuit of success and making more money as a business owner, this is one trait you must have. No exceptions.

Forums are full of entries by people looking to make a fast buck and asking the veterans on how to do it. As always, these people are disappointed by the answers of the Internet Business and Marketing veterans. Their answers will always be something that some one with instant-gratification mind set could not handle.

I do not perceive myself as a veteran. However, I cannot help but agree with them. Success is not something that can be achieved overnight, not even with the leverage of the Internet.

Instant-gratification can also be the main reason why most people are being sucked into get-rich-quick scams everyday though many sites are created to warn about them.

This is just scratching the surface on each personal trait. If you feel you need to improve on either one, some or all of the above traits, consider attending a seminar or buy a self-help book or audio tape on the subject.

Improving your personal traits is also a form of investment for it can boost the performance and income of your Online Business. So, I wish you the best of luck in your undertakings!

Copyright (c) Edmund Loh

About the Author:
Edmund Loh is the author of the E-Biz Wiz Blog and Starting An Internet Business Special Report with over 6 years of web designing experience before he engaged in an Internet Business. Visit his website for more online business ideas, tips, and information at http://www.ebizmodelsyoucancopy.com/ebizwiz and also get a free copy of his Special Report.

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