With me in the studio today is Ms. Jane Logan, author of a new book Secrets to Success. She claims to have uncovered how people achieve success. So Ms. Logan, in your book, you claim that successful people have many things in common. For instance, they know their strengths when pursuing a goal.
That's right. They also tend to be motivated by a negative or positive life event. They credit their success to having someone in their life who believes in them.
You also write that there are a number of different factors related to success. And while successful people are driven to achieve their goals, the ultra-successful have even greater ambition.
Yes. Greater ambition, as well as a burning desire to be the best of the best, is also a common characteristic.
Right. So, those who are determined don't see obstacles as something that prevents success, but mere inconveniences that need to be overcome.
Absolutely. Successful people are also optimistic, as it is important to stay positive while being aware of obstacles that can deter us from achieving our goals.
That's a good point. All too often, people give up at the first hurdle. Would you say then that most successful people make it all by themselves?
Not exactly. They are usually good at cooperating with people and understanding the needs of others.
So people would be willing to help them, I guess.
That's correct. And this often leads to a great deal of mutual respect, whether it's with a colleague, an assistant or even a receptionist.
Most successful people, I know, are very passionate about their work. Would you say that passion is the single biggest key to success?
Not entirely. There's a prerequisite, that is, you have to work in an environment that nurtures passion. If that exists, success will follow.
Questions 5 to 8 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
Q5: What has the woman revealed in her book?
Q6: What do successful people attribute their achievements to?
Q7: What do successful people do when faced with difficulties?
Q8: What is one prerequisite for passionate work according to the woman?