what is the most important characteristic that people can have to be succesful?

China
November 2, 2007 4:01am CST
Forrest Gump did pretty well in his life. Andy escaped from Shawshank. Michael Jordan became the most famous basketball player. what is the most important characteristic that people can have to be succesful in life.
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• Philippines
3 Nov 07
I came from a poor and broken family. my mother can't afford my fees in school but still I graduated my high school level because of the hard work and determination to success in life. Now I am a working student in my school but i still believe that with my courage and determination i will be a successful person someday.
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• China
3 Nov 07
Surely you will become a successful man. Charles Dickens, the greatest English novelist have ever known, came from a poor family too. His father spent more than he made, and was sent to jail for unpaid debt. And the rest of the family moved into prison with his father. Dickens had to survive in the society by himself alone since his 13. He worked for shoe-polish factory, lived miserable life. But all of hardship turn out for the best: by the difficult experences Dickens got to know the lower-class people in London's streets and their lives.This knowledge laid foundation for the characters of his novels later. While struggling against life, Dickens never give up his dream of become a published writer. He finally made it as a successful writer. A Tale of Two Cities is my favorite.
• India
3 Nov 07
hey i am quiet sure you are gone reach beyond your dreams because you have the determination required
@c2pvnr89 (102)
• India
2 Nov 07
concentration, determination, confidence... Choose one goal... Do hard work to achive your goal....
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• India
3 Nov 07
this is what i call a precise and apt answer
• China
3 Nov 07
It's a good answer really! but I still wait a better answer. The Best answer happen to those who wait.
• United States
2 Nov 07
I think the most important thing is determination to succeed. I think that if you dont have that then you can easily get side tracked from what you really want to do in your life. Also if you have determination you will have the focus that it takes to not get off track of your success
• China
3 Nov 07
ya, Never get side-track, Do focus on destination
@xiaoxu (31)
• China
2 Nov 07
It depends I think.different people needs different characteristic.
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• India
6 Nov 07
hi james look there is no particular way to success,some think it only can b achieved by cheating in everyway u go,fraud is in their blood but u know,the only thing can help u to b successful is DEVOTION to your work,no matter wat u do nd do it for a particular cause,like to help others or to make your family,society nd your country proud of you there is no alternate of hardwork nd honesty bcoz smwhere god is watching you nd every gud is,in his hand ok dear so b +ve nd go ahead with your dreams in your eyes bye
• China
9 Nov 07
you got me in puzzle,
• India
3 Nov 07
Determination is the word that determines one's success and failure in life ,if you try hard in life is optimistic and determined to reach your arget then nothing can stop you
• China
3 Nov 07
Quite Right, nothing can stop you!
• India
3 Nov 07
Thats a fantastic question... hello.... nice to meet you... There are so many things that a person needs to go through life's long and adventurous journey throughout the ages.The most important characteristic would be humillity.It is necessary for a person to be humble to develop paitence and an open mind to accept things and learn from other important things in life.
• China
3 Nov 07
sounds great, humillity, paitence and open mind
• China
3 Nov 07
luck is most important,and we have to consider that without luck nothing can be achieved...
• China
3 Nov 07
good things happen to those who wait
3 Nov 07
to gain sucess in life yo have to be in very mannerful way so we need selfconfidence and a godd hope for every thing so just doing things in a precise manner is not the way for success so for sucees hopppppppppeeeeeeeeee annd self confidence is nedded
• China
3 Nov 07
ja, haveing selfconfidence and feeling hopeful is very important
@GoldenAsh (290)
• United States
21 Jul 11
Hello jamesarmstrong, its nice to meet you. I think there are many things/qualitied that are required if someone weants to be succesful but the most important of all the qualities is "tenacity" Tenacity means to stand firm and diligent in the face of difficulties. I believe purposefulness also matters a lot. Visual imagery of the objective is also common amongsth the succcessful. Shakespeare said something about the successful people "I came, I saw, I conquer"
@ersmommy1 (12595)
• United States
4 Nov 07
Success is different for each person. For some, the trait will be drive, determination. For others, patience. The saying good things come to those who wait. If the measure of success is different for everyone. then the characteristic will be as different too.
@noriko (1254)
4 Nov 07
focus and positive thinking.