From Olympic Gold medalist to multi-billionaires, all winners have three characteristics that are critical to their success. If you want advancement and achievement in your life, it will not happen without them. I like to call them the three P’s: Passion, Perseverance and Practice.
Passion is the driving force of any successful person. Your passion is tied to your purpose and will be what gives you the faith to keep going. Passion gives you an exceptional love for your work and the impact it makes. Your passion will distinguish you from the rest.
Perseverance ensures working towards the goal despite any flaws, setbacks, disappointments or even gains. Ask any successful person and they will give you a list of flaws and challenges they have had to overcome. Perseverance is key, because without it your passion cannot be lived out.
Practice takes commitment and discipline. Having a talent or a gift does not make you the best at it. The difference with winners is that they are willing to put in the work and the hours of practice that it takes to be the best. Even when they reach a certain level of achievement, they keep on going and may even increase their practice time to reach the next level.
The bottom line is that, no matter how gifted or talented you are, you have to use and develop it to reach your potential. There is the ability within all of us to be a winner, but how we run the race will determine the level of triumph.