Whether your calling is to be a good parent, caregiver, delivery driver, or dog walker, doing it well depends on the same actions and thinking.
If you don’t communicate well with your children, there will be confusion, mixed messages, and ultimately negative consequences. It’s the same with delivering packages, walking dogs, and caring for children or elderly people.
There are other traits that are highly related to success, too:
These qualities are essential to maintain our responsibilities, relationships, and personal wellbeing.
As with many things in life, these traits exist on a continuum – low/average/high or good/ better/best. The majority of us fall within the center of the bell curve, in the average range. The outliers are less common and often get there through extreme circumstances.
Most of us will waiver in some way during times of high or extended periods of stress and uncertainty. That is to be expected. So these keys to success are fluid, but consistent.
Even the most committed among us may find it hard to persevere in the face of extreme adversity. Those who are genuinely courageous may find it difficult to take on some of the challenges presented.
Despite that, those who demonstrate these traits most of the time or in most situations are usually the most successful.