If you want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you'd grow a garden for the best yield.

The traits here are shared by successful people universally, but they don't happen by accident or luck. They originate inhabits, built a day at a time.

Bear in mind that if you live your life as most people do, you will get the same result as most people. If you settle, you will get a settled life. If you give yourself your best, every day, your best will give back to you.

Here are the top 10 traits that the highly successful cultivate. How many do you have?

1. Drive

You have the drive to work harder than most and make sure things get done. You pride yourself on seeing stuff getting completed and you take charge when required. You drive yourself with determination and align yourself with excellence.

2. Self-reliance

You can take responsibilities and be accountable. You make hard choices and stand by them. To think for yourself is to know yourself.

Top 10 Traits Highly Successful People Have In Common

Top 10 Traits Highly Successful People Have In Common

3. Willpower

You have the tenacity to see things through--you don't sway or procrastinate. When you want it, you make it happen. The world's highest achievers are those who have stayed focused on their goals and been steady in their efforts.

4. Patience

You are ready to be patient, and you agree that, in everything, there are failures and disappointments. To take them personally would be a disadvantage.

5. Integrity

This should not have to be said, but it's seriously one of the most valuable traits you can cultivate. Honesty is the best policy for everything you do; integrity creates your character and determines who you are.

Top 10 Traits Highly Successful People Have In Common

Top 10 Traits Highly Successful People Have In Common

6. Passion

If you want to succeed, if you're going to live, it's not politeness but rather a passion that will get you there. Life is 10 percent what you encounter and 90 percent how you react to it.

7. Connection

You can relate to others, which in turns makes everything reach further and deepen in value.

8. Optimism

You know there is much to accomplish and much good in this world, and you know what's worth fighting for. Optimism is a tactic for making a better future--unless you believe that the future can be better, it's highly unlikely you step up and take responsibility for making it so.

Top 10 Traits Highly Successful People Have In Common

Top 10 Traits Highly Successful People Have In Common

9. Self-confidence

You trust yourself. It's as simple as that. And when you have that unwavering trust in yourself, you're already one step closer to success.

10. Communication

You work to communicate and pay attention to the communicators around you. Most important, you hear what isn't being said. When communication is present, trust and respect follow.

No one plans on being mediocre; mediocrity happens when you don't plan. If you want to succeed, learn the traits that will make you successful and plan on living them out every day.

Be humble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are, and who you have always been.