What do individuals like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett have in common that made them so successful?
Is it their relentless focus and reading habits? Perhaps, but not everyone who develops laser-like focus and reads a lot automatically finds success.
The answer may not be obvious at first, but if you study the way they went about their professional lives, 4 broad factors stand out:
- They understood what was important to them.
- They adopted the right mindsets.
- They were focused and took consistent action.
- They were great learners who also enjoyed the benefit of having great mentors.
In fact, these very factors can be extrapolated to the lives of other luminaries like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Sir Richard Branson, and understood as the wider context behind their success.