Success expert Richard St. John has interviewed over 500 successful people and shares one of the most important traits he’s seen in all of them. And it’s not what you think!

In this video, St. John explains that it’s not always the smartest, most talented people in the room who achieve the most. In fact, it’s usually the underdogs who do well because they know that they have to fight their way to the top to succeed.

So, next time you’re worried about not being the most intelligent person in a meeting or the most visionary in your office, just remember that working hard and working smart can trump all of those fears—and make you come out on top.


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