What makes people successful?

Welcome to the first proper blog post on the Rich List Blog. As you are reading it, I want to say thank you. As a new blog it’s always difficult to get things off the ground and build your readership. Trust me, I have started many blogs in the past. Some have worked and some haven’t worked so well. There are many things that make a good blog post and usually readers want to discover something that they didn’t previously know, find out a fact or short piece of information they can recall to their mates or build a connection with the blogger. As you’re here you, like me, you are probably fascinated by what has made the richest people in the world as wealthy as they are. What is it about their mindset that has driven them to succeed? Yes, many of them have lost along the way but they remain determined to carry on and succeed.

Why are some people in life simply more ‘successful’ (and we’re talking money and power here) than others?

In my view, and I expect this to maybe change and develop as I (and you) discover more about the wealthy elite, there are several key things that lean people towards success.

Drive and determination

Successful people are driven to succeed and remain determined to fulfil whatever their aim is.


Successful people focus on a goal and work towards that goal without distractions or doubts.


There is always a certain amount of wishing to be, do or have something slightly more than at present.


Passionate people often drive success as they get really in to what they are doing and thus usually bring people along with them. We all want to be around passionate people.


Successful people have an inner flame within them. Sometimes this leans towards arrogance, and you can still be successful and arrogant, but truly successful people usually fire this confidence in such a way that people gravitate towards it and success comes their way.

Great communication

It is often the good communicators in this world who get what they want. They are able to see a vision and attract people towards it. We all want to listen to great communicators. It is something unwritten that draws us towards them. We also pay a good deal of attention to what is not being said as well as what is coming out of their mouth.

They have a balanced life…most of the time

Now, this isn’t always the case, but generally their personal, work, spiritual and physical lives are all in pretty good shape which enables them to push further and succeed in all areas. They are determined to push forward and achieve what they want to achieve in all areas.

They surround themselves with other successful people

It’s true. Success often emanates success and when we are around others who work for success that drives us to succeed as well.

There are of course other things, but these I think are core to what drives success. If you can work on any of them you are likely to become more successful in life as well. Thanks for reading. As it’s going to take a while to get this blog off the ground I’d really appreciate if you could follow it, suggest it to your friends and networks and also please let me know if there are any topics or people you would like me to research and write about?