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Habits of Unsuccessful People vs. Successful People

Success is not defined by your socioeconomic status, race, gender, location, or bloodline. Rather, success is often found in traits within. The decision to exercise healthy habits is what differentiates successful from unsuccessful.

Here is a look at the Habits of Unsuccessful vs. Successful People


Habits of Unsuccessful People

  • Easily give up
  • Fear change
  • Act before they think
  • Think they know it all
  • Criticize
  • Waste their time
  • Horde information and data
  • Talk before they listen
  • Try to bring others down to their level
  • Stop learning
  • Never set goals
  • Get distracted everyday
  • Blame others
  • Take the easy way out
  • Secretly hope others fail
  • Think, say and do negative things
  • Don’t know what they want to be
  • Always angry with others
  • Have a sense of entitlement[/one_half]


Habits of Successful People

  • Track progress
  • Learn from mistakes
  • Spend time with the right people
  • Maintain proper balance in life
  • Write down goal and targets
  • Think long term
  • Compliment others
  • Make to-do lists
  • Know purpose and mission
  • Want others to succeed
  • Accept responsibility for their failure
  • Have burning desire
  • Work with passion, commitment
  • Learn, improve, read everyday
  • Take risks
  • Handle problems and stress well
  • Being humble
  • Share information and data
  • Exude joy
  • Forgive others
  • Talk about ideas
  • Embrace change


Do you make it a daily habit to exercise these positive attributes to work towards your own success? What would you add to this list? Do you have an example of a teammate or boss that exudes these characteristics?

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