In order to excel in a particular field, there are certain characteristics or skills that you need possess in order to be successful. Take Lebron James for example. In order for him to excel in basketball, he had to posses a variety of characteristics (tall, athletic, etc.) and develop a range of skills (shooting, dribbling, understanding of the game, etc.) in order to reach the level that he is at. Business and entrepreneurship is no different. The most successful businesspeople in the world possess a number of similar characteristics and innate skills that propel them to succeed. Here is a list of 10 common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.