In the business world, people like Arianna Huffington and Elon Musk are the personifications of success. Ambitious professionals study their journeys, aspiring to reach excellence as well. Team Crosstown Solutions observes such individuals too, and we’ve noticed that they share some important qualities.

For example, they all have passion for what they do. They believe in what they’re doing, no matter how many people doubt them or how many obstacles are in their way. As a result, they’re also willing to take whatever risks are necessary to fulfill their missions.

Of course, things don’t always work out their way. When highly successful people fall short of their expectations, however, they make the most of it. Resilience is a central Crosstown Solutions principle as well. We learn from our mistakes, applying our knowledge to ensure further progress in future efforts. As Michael Jordan has said, “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”

Constant learning is also common among accomplished individuals. Even as iconic as people like JK Rowling and Richard Branson are, for instance, they continue to be hungry for growth. They know that big opportunities come with fresh information and new skills.

Hone these traits within yourself, and you’ll enjoy fast progress on the road to success. To find out more about our culture, follow us on Twitter