Strengths of Successful Investors

Each of us wants to become successful investors. We need to invest simply because we want our money to work for us aside from the fact that inflation eats our purchasing power.

One of the world’s greatest investor is the second richest person on Earth, the Oracle of Omaha – Warren Buffett.  He became so successful that he now owns several parts of other businesses. What made him so successful as an investor?

I recently played a webinar conducted by the famous Robert Kiyosaki and he taught some strengths of successful investors:

Vision. Successful investors have visions. They have the ability to see what others do not see. They are visionaires. They know that a trend is coming and that they take advantage of it to become front runners.

Courage. Successful investors have enough courage. They are risk takers. They have the ability to act despite fear. Risk is always a factor in investing but they know how to take calculated risks. As Warren Buffett said, risk only comes from not knowing what you’re doing.

Creativity. Successful investors are creative. They think outside of the box. They have creative and unique business ideas, which when implemented, would generate huge profits for them. It only takes one great idea and a lot of challenges on its implementation to become successful investors and business persons.

Self-confidence. Successful investors have self-confidence. They have the ability to withstand criticism. They believe in themselves and they possess the determination to succeed.

Self-control. Successful investors have self-control. They have the ability to delay gratification. They know how to sacrifice in the short-run for a greater goal in the long-run.

Do you have any of these traits? Which among them do you possess? Continue to nurture them and allow them to grow your financial future. If you’re missing some of these traits, consider setting some goals and objectives to develop those traits in your life as well.

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Tyrone is a passionate financial literacy advocate. He started this blog on November 2008 when he watched The Secret which talked about Law of Attraction because he wanted to become a millionaire and wanted to know how a millionaire acts. At the age of 26, he achieved his first million. To find out more about him, click here or follow him at Instagram

8 responses on “Strengths of Successful Investors

    • You’re right Dana. I once met an entrepreneur that said “vision” is the real key of successful businesses.

      The original founder of the business may have died but as long as the vision and mission of the business remains, the business is bound to be successful given the right leadership.

  1. Hi Tyrone,

    The best investors are the most patient ones. That is why not everyone is suitable for investment and will require someone who is more suitable to help them invest and manage the money/capital.

    Warren Buffet has an idiot-proof strategy when it comes to investing: Wait for phone-calls and wait for business to knock in. Go out and buy only when everybody is waiting.

    My take is that the best investors are the most patient ones. Essentially, investment is about making a purchase on something that has growth potential. When we talk about growth, we need to reflect back on the growth of a sapling to a tree. Growth takes a tremendous amount of time.

    There are 8 Games to Wealth. And the best investors play the best game at game 6 which is the Game of Patience according to Wealth Dynamics. Each game require a different style to play and a different set of rules to abide by.

    You can find out more about the 8 Games of Wealth, you can find out more at

    I hope it helps. 🙂

    • Nice insight you have here Dias! I think “Patience” can be included in the trait “Courage”.

      Investing comes with risk. Investors who are courageous enough are patient too. They know that before they can reap nice and good returns, they have to wait. There is no overnight success in investing. If there is, it’s probably a scam.

  2. it is true that there is a risk in investing but like what the author of rich dad poor dad said that “investment involves risks but you don’t have to be risky” he even compare this in driving there is risk in driving but you don’t have to be a risky driver, you must learn how to drive first b4 doing so.

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