How to know you’re destined for success

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Ray Dalio is an exceptionally successful man with lots of great advice. Dalio is the founder of the biggest hedge fund in the world and is the 79th wealthiest man on earth.

In his book Principles, Ray Dalio talks about principles he has developed throughout his life. Principles about success, life, work, and relationships. In one section of principles, Ray Dalio lists qualities that destine you for success.

The qualities are:

  • You have a clear goal
  • You identify and don’t tolerate the problems that stand in the way of you achieving your goals
  • You can accurately diagnose problems to get to the root causes
  • You are able to design plans that will get you around problems you encounter
  • You do what’s necessary to push the designs through to results.
  • You are self-accountable and flexible
  • You don’t blame bad outcomes on anyone but yourself
  • You don’t let pain stand in the way of progress
  • You don’t confuse what you wish were true with what is really true.

If you’re able to do the things above, according to Dalio you are destined for success. Be honest with yourself when you read this list if you lack any of the qualities above. Do not lie to yourself. Instead, search for ways to attain the qualities you lack.

As Ray Dalio says, “Don’t blame bad outcomes on anyone but yourself.” It is important to be accountable for our flaws and shortcomings.

Book: Principles by Ray Dalio (Purchase on Amazon)

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