4 Amazing Qualities Of Successful People

Have you ever seen people who are financially thriving yet they don’t have half of your knowledge? You are getting by, and they are living your dream. Is it because they are lucky?

If your answer is yes, I submit to you that you, too, can be just as lucky. However, you just have to create your luck.

I know what I am talking about here. I am not sure if you have read my books or watch some of my videos on the Internet.

You may already know that I started in a tiny village in Haiti. I was a poor and a diseased-stricken child.

I was so sick that most of the people in the village wrote me off. I came to the United States with five dollars, two shirts, and one pair of pants. I did not speak any English.

Today, I’m a best-selling author, a highly sought-after motivational speaker, and a business consultant.

I was able to accomplish all of that in a relatively short time. It wasn’t luck nor unique talents. It’s because I emulated the qualities of highly successful people. You can do the same.

Here 4 amazing qualities of successful people you emulate to  create your own luck:

1- They Know Exactly What You Want

I bet if I met you today and ask you to tell me what you want out of life, you might draw a blank. Why? It’s because you have a vague notion. If you don’t know what you want, how will you know when you get it?

I challenge you to sit down and write down in details exactly what you. That alone can put in motion an unstoppable force that attracts the right people and resources to you. It’s how you activate your luck.

You see, I know how to create success. Declare and decree what you want in specific details. That’s it.

Lewis Carroll in his book, Alice in the Wonderland, said,”If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

If you don’t know what you want, it’s impossible to recognize it when it shows up. You will settle for anything. The people who are thriving set out with specific outcomes in mind.

2- They Are The Best At What They Do

Can you honestly say that you are the best at what you do? How many hours have you spent perfecting your craft?

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell tells us it takes 10,000 hours of relentless practice to become a master at anything. If you think reading a book or getting a college degree is your ticket to success, think again.

When I started in the speaking arena, I was a doorman at a hotel. I knew nothing about speaking on stage.

There was no way I could compete with big names such as Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, and the likes. The odds were against me. But, in five years, I zoomed myself to the top of the speaking industry. How did I do it?

I spent hours studying the field. When my friends would be going to the movies and partying, I would bury myself in books.

I was learning every aspect of running a speaking business. I was mastering marketing, selling, writing, and stage presence. I studied comedy, storytelling, and everything else that was necessary.

People often ask me how come I am so intelligent. Well, have you heard the computer term GIGO? It means garbage in, and garbage out.

Conversely, if you put good things in, you will get good things out. Ask yourself, “What do I need to learn right now to make my dream come true.” Then, master it. Be willing to invest hours into learning it.

3- They Are Not Being A Spectator

Six years ago, my friend Jerry gave me a tennis racket and some tennis balls.

He is an avid tennis player. He wanted me to learn the game. I put the racket and the balls in the trunk of my car.

Does that make me a tennis player? No!

I can look at the racket and the balls every single day. I can think about tennis for the next twenty years. That will never make me a tennis player until I get in the game.

Let’s talk about you. You have a degree. You got the knowledge. You study and practice. Is that enough to succeed? The answer is no. You need to act. You need to immerse yourself in the game you want to play.

Stop talking about what you are going to do. Just do it! It’s not about what you will do.

Don’t tell others what you are going to do. Go out there and silently do it. Then you can tell everyone about it. Refuse to be a Spectator. Get in the game now!

The proof of success is in what you did. It’s not in your intention. Get in the game.

4- They Do What’s Uncomfortable

For many years, psychologists have been studying the difference between success and failure. Would you like to know what is the significant difference?

Successful people do what failures don’t like to do. That’s it. You can take that to the bank with you.

Writing a book is hard. Marshaling the courage to stand in front of an audience is nerve wrecking. But, that’s what I had to discipline myself to do even when it felt uncomfortable or when I was afraid. Here’s a stunning fact:

Successful people don’t like to do the SAME things failures don’t like to do. But they do them anyway. What pain or fear have you been avoiding? What is it that you don’t like to do? Go out there and do it anyway. It’s the number one quality of successful people.

I am a runner. Do you think I love running? Heck no! But, I force myself to do it because it’s good for my health.

I experienced so many rejections in the process of selling myself as a speaker. It’s painful. But, that’s what I had to do. I will keep doing it because unsuccessful people don’t like to do it. I will keep being persistent because it’s one of the qualities of successful people.

Let me leave you with this final thought…

If you want to change your life and circumstances, change your daily habits. Copy the qualities of successful people.

If you are not getting the results you want, it is because what you are doing is not working out.

Do the things failures don’t like to do so you can have what failures don’t have.


  1. Matthew Osereme

    An Inspiring And action provoking piece. Thanks so much

  2. Denise McCanles

    Really really great video. These are all so important and the way you laid it out was perfect. Thank you so much for this.

  3. Cathy

    Hi Rene:
    Another great video containing practical and powerful advice. Looking forward to implementing the tips into my professional life.


    Atlanta, Georgia

  4. Jasalina Mason

    Hi Rene, you got very interesting skill to teach.
    I am have been working very hard , now I am 65 of age always wanted to empower women and encourage our youth of today.

    I believe in myself that I can deliver the best I know and how to touch and change the positive mind set from a low self teem, lack of confidence and anti social.

    All I need hear is to now know how to get me started on the right contact and how much will this cause me. I am from Perth Western Australia.Do you give training? if you do, could you please get back to me soon

    • suru

      Rene, We can know from this presentation that you have studied a lot & must have put thousands of hours to practice to reach where you are today. No wonder you get hefty pay cheques. you deserve them.YOUr teaching helping me in my profession.

  5. Francis Agyei-Kissi

    Thank you a million times.

  6. Joe Novara

    Hi Rene,

    Thanks for posting this great video. I just sent it out to my network. I love your website. It looks awesome.



  7. lucky

    Thanks bro I still and will never regret the day I got your first message.
    You inspiring

  8. Chris

    After we spoke many months ago (thank you again for taking the time), I got really focused on what I wanted and committed to achieving some specific goals on a timeline.

    I realized at that time, my goals were fragmented and not specific enough with too many distractions.

    Within 2 months I created and hosted a seminar in my industry for 80+ coaches, who were each required to pay a nominal fee and donate to charity as part of the attendance requirements.

    I began writing the book I have long thought of and I’m now about 1/2 complete, but also from the same material I am creating a 4 day event and course that is being very well received.

    The biggest difference is that ideas suddenly manifest in my mind now, people come to me from seemingly nowhere with information, opportunities, ideas, and assistance. It is really amazing how things have ‘opened up’.

    I cannot thank you enough for your time and for your words of wisdom you share so freely.

    Thank you!
    Chris Dyson

    • Rene Godefroy


      That is so amazing! I absolutely love to hear these kinds of testimonials. You are really moving ahead full speed. Now that you see what’s working, put 20 times more efforts to get 20 times more results. Intensify. Go at it unreasonably! Don’t overthink it. Just do it and do it and do it. Press on!

  9. Kendra

    These are wonderful tips…I look forward to seeing you in the game!

    • Rene Godefroy

      Thanks Kendra. Get in the game. Play big.

  10. Rosmond Charles

    I always enjoy your videos – very inspiring messages! Thanks for sharing.

    • Rene Godefroy

      You are welcome Rosmond. I am glad you enjoy the video. Press on!

  11. Divya

    Amazing video. Insightful and Inspiring. Made my day.Thanks!

    • Rene Godefroy

      You are so welcome Divya!

  12. Wycliff odhiambo oruko

    My friend Rene, Thanks for the great Job you are doing, you inspire me alot, keep the articles coming .I can’t miss reading your Emails.

  13. Samantha

    Great information and everything you are saying is accurate and it is definitely going to make me
    Move forward.

  14. Dr Iyke Nwambie

    Amazing tonic to my mind, Rene. You are simply excellent at what you do. Keep it up

  15. Kyle Vidrine

    Great video and information……do what you don’t want to do

  16. Phirdy Motala

    Thank you Rene. I shall read this each time I feel that things are not working out!

  17. DR KOYA

    Excellent, powerful and highly motivating. Makes me an action taker.

    • Rene Godefroy

      Awesome Dr. Koya. Just do it!

  18. Ruth D

    Thank you Rene!

    What a great way to start my day!
    I’m on fire to get things going!! 🙂

    I will share with friends who could use inspiration and motivation today:-)

    Love & Light,

    • Rene Godefroy

      Hi Ruth,

      You are doing a lot good in this world. Get ready for some major breakthroughs. Press on my friend!

  19. Felix Augustin

    Like your 4 points about being successful at what one does. Make complete sense. Like you, I came from an impoverished village in Jeremie, Haiti. You are a true inspiration.

    Thank you Rene
    Felix Augustin

    • Rene Godefroy

      It’s my pleasure Felix. Yes, Jeremie is not too far from my village. Glad to have you in my community.

  20. Nakia Smith

    I enjoy listening to and reading your material. It’s very uplifting and motivating for me to start jump my business. Well I started my business venture but what holds me back is my finances, as a single parent of two with student loans revenue sometimes prevent me to go further in my dreams. Mentally and physically I don’t have the support team to assist me, but I don’t let that get in my way, I’m a go getta. Hopefully, all my dreams and wishes will come true.

    • Rene Godefroy

      Hi Nakia,

      Usually, it’s not what you think that is holding you back. It’s all about imagination and creative thinking. Yes, sometimes you will feel all alone. But that’s the way it is. Most people will not show up to help you until you don’t need their help. Act as if there’s no one to help you. Go out there and keep knocking on doors. Someone will eventually open a door for you. The reality is, up to today, most people in my inner circle don’t know what I do for a living. Needless to say they are not helping me. However, that does not mean I should slow down.

      • miryam

        Thank you vrry much RENE it was an amazing video & good advices


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