People always wonder what makes some successful. Is it hard work, influential friends, risks that they take or simply luck. Even studies were conducted to find the factors that lead a person to success. Investors Business Daily initiated a multiyear research to understand the traits that investors, industry leaders and entrepreneurs have in common. 

Here are five success tips from some of the world's most renowned persons. 


Stick to your vision

Russell Wendell Simmons, entrepreneur, author, producer: "Every day set the simple goal of more awake and less distracted."


Dream big

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, sculptor, architect, painter, poet: "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."

Be a man of action


Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci or Leonardo da Vinci, a leading figure of the Italian Renaissance: "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."


Don't be afraid of failure


Henry Ford, Industrialist, founder of Ford Motors: " Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."

Believe in you


Walt Disney, Entrepreneur, film producer, animator, voice actor: "If you can dream it you can do it."