One of my systems involves continually looking for patterns in life. Here’s my own list of the important patterns for success that I’ve noticed over the years: Lack of fear of embarrassment Education (the right kind) Exercise Education and psychological bravery are somewhat interchangeable. If you don’t have much of one, you can compensate with a lot of the other. When you see a successful person who lacks a college education, you’re usually looking at someone with an unusual lack of fear. There’s one more pattern I see in successful people: they treat success as a learnable skill. That means they figure out what they need and they go and get it.