Even though we all know money can't buy happiness, that certainly doesn't stop us from wishing for it, which begs the question: Is money a matter of luck, or are there characteristics, things we can copy, that successful people share?
Of course, wealth can come from luck, as well as inspiration and, of course, perspiration. But in the decades I've been reporting on money, I have seen traits successful people have in common. And their traits? We can all copy.
For example, goals. Henry Ford once said, "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." Successful people use goals to aim at specific targets.
Another important character trait: persistence! Successful people don't give up! The Beatles were actually told they had no future in show business. Stephen King—rejected 30 times before he got his first book published. Steven Spielberg couldn't get into USC Film School. 另一項重要的人格特質：堅持不懈!成功的人不會放棄!披頭四以前其實被說他們在演藝圈不會有未來。史蒂芬‧金－－在他的第一本書出版前被拒絕了三十次。史蒂芬‧史匹柏進不了南加大電影藝術學院。
Characteristic number three: successful people keep learning. Bill Gates is worth 76 billion dollars, and yet he has a summer reading list, which is almost entirely non-fiction.
第三個特性：成功的人不斷學習。比爾‧蓋茲身價有 760 億美金，不過他卻有夏日閱讀清單，清單上的書幾乎都是非小說類。
Characteristic number four: they're not afraid to take risk or to fail. Richard Branson has failed at no less than 14 businesses, losing millions in the process, yet he wrote a book called Screw It, Let's Do It.
And one final characteristic: they're communicators. That's how billionaire Warren Buffett went from businessman to icon. Effective communication, along with listening, is how you attract employees, partners, investors, and customers.
Bottom line: while it's certainly convenient to think that successful people are all just lucky, it's better to believe that they have characteristics in common that you can copy. And I've got a bigger list of those characteristics waiting for you at moneytalksnews.com. Just do a search, for successful people. For Money Talks News, I'm Stacy Johnson.
結論：雖然想著成功的人都只是走運肯定比較容易，但相信他們都有你可以複製的共同特性會比較好。我有一張關於那些特性更豐富的清單在 moneytalksnews.com 等著你。只要搜尋一下，關鍵字打：「成功的人」。Money Talks 新聞報導，我是 Stacy Johnson。
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