Balanced? At a wild guess, I'd perceive myself to be say: Ambition 90% Focus 65% Risks 50% Work hard 60% Determined 65% Vision 75% Planning: 85% I have one friend for example he's done quite well early on, but he is always sort of struggling with the next concept because he's probably: Ambition 70% Focus: 5% Risks: 100% Work hard: 40% Determined: 60% Vision: 100% Planning: 40% I also have another friend extremely smart guy, has a good job, but probably not a lot of capital because: Ambition: 40% Focus: 90% Risks: 15% Work hard: 100% Determined: 50% Vision: 2% Planning: 10% I mean if you wanted to truly make gazillion dollars you'd probably want to be at 100% for everything? Maybe that's not true though. Basically it's very hard to get the right balance, that's why I chose the word "balance". Edit: added another important one I think which is planning. Having a plan is very important. You may be ambitious and aim high, have a lot of focus on that end goal, work hard at it and am determined to make it work, even have the vision to see what the game beyond the end game is, but you need to be able to plan the execution - the little steps along the way. The most aggressive guy I've probably ever come across (he's 28 and is building 3 townhouses in inner city Sydney, 6 in inner city Melbourne, 40 apartments in inner east Melbourne, 3 houses in China, is an advisor to a provincial government in China, has probably another 5-6 houses/apartments in Australia, runs a cold storage center, runs two co-office sharing businesses, runs a small hedge fund in Guangdong, is in Shanghai for a meeting to drum up some other deal last week I messaged him and then going to Beijing to meet a few other companies) is probably: Ambition: 90% Focus: 95% Risks: 100% Work hard: 100% Determined: 100% Vision: 25% Planning: 100% He will get super rich one day if he isn't already - just a question of how much. His biggest weakness is he has no vision. He has no interest in the big picture, politics, what's good for society, philosophy, music, TV, are bicycle lanes good for people, whether we should be using solar energy or coal in the future etc. Like most of his countrymen running manufacturing companies, they don't invent (ie have vision), they copy and make 100x more than what you do at 10% the cost (ie every other attribute). But hey, it's obviously worked. Last I checked China is right on America's tails as largest economy the world has ever seen.