📌What’s The #1 Personality Trait For Success? 🤔 It’s not what you think…
The #1 Personality Trait For Success
If you thought hard work was the number one trait it was a good guess. But, that’s only a fraction of it. Becoming successful does require hard work. However, scientific proof says you will not become successful because you work hard. If that were true then the construction worker would then automatically become successful. They would be the most wealthy in the world. Waiters and bus staff work hard and therefore would be wealthy too!
The Hexaco Personality Inventory is considered to be the most accurate rating model in determining individual personality traits. It examines 6 factors or dimensions within the human personality. They include Honesty-Humility, Emotionality, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience. Based on all the models examined Hexaco has proven that Conscientiousness is by far more correlated with business success than any other personality trait.
There are 4 subcategories within the Conscientiousness dimension. Each subcategory represents 25% of the overall dimension. They are:
Hard work (Diligence/hustle) – Hard work or diligence will not guarantee success as illustrated earlier. If that were true then all hard working people would be successful.
Perfectionism – You have to know how to double check your work. For example, if you are the pilot of a plane, you must double check your procedure to avoid a catastrophic mistake. That’s why the flight crew is required to work through a checklist before takeoff and also work through a checklist upon landing. Knowing how to double check your work requires a willingness to accept you are capable of making mistakes and will do all that’s possible to prevent them.
Organization – Take 10 minutes every day to organize your day. You will have more success and less stress when you know what you need to get do and how much time it will take to get things done.
Prudence – This is the most important subcategory! Prudence is the ability to make the right decision. When thinking of a compass most entrepreneurs tend to go south when they should be heading north. When heading in the wrong direction, you will eventually arrive at your destination but how much precious time is wasted is based on your decision to correct your course.
Making the right choice is a skill that requires good judgment and reasoning. Most entrepreneurs develop prudence through trial and error. However, the learning curve can be shortened dramatically by reading relevant material, getting mentors, obtaining guidance and relying on past experience. Seeking the counsel of people with the proper knowledge and experience will help you find your true destination and shorten the entrepreneurial journey.
The day you admit you’re lost will help you get on track faster. It will allow you to be found by people who can help you. All the greatest leaders in the world have.