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22 Vital Habits of Successful People


The original infographic is posted at SuccessStory.com.

If you feel as though you’re not meeting your full potential, it’s possible that you simply have too many bad habits.

Don’t feel bad. With many of the habits that mark unsuccessful people, you’re talking about things that we can pick up without even realizing it. These are habits that can become second-nature to us very easily, and they can work effortlessly to keep us from becoming truly successful.

On the flipside of that, there are certain habits that are almost always universal in successful people. Identifying the traits from both groups can not only help you to determine the faults you need to work on, but it can help you to appreciate the qualities you need to strive for, as well.

Successful And Unsuccessful People

When it comes to unsuccessful people, here are a few traits to look for. Do any of these sound familiar:

1. Acting before they think.
2. An intense fear of change.
3. A tendency to criticize, without offering anything practical.
4. An overwhelming sense of entitlement.
5. An inability to set goals of any kind.
6. An inability to set goals that are realistic and actionable.
7. A tendency to blame other people, when things go wrong.
8. Talking more than listening.
9. A reputation for wasting time.
10. An inability to know what they want to accomplish, or who they want to be.
11. Getting to the point in which they simply stop learning.
12. A reputation for hording essential information and data.

Do any of these sound like they might apply to you? If you’re so inclined, you may even want to ask the opinion of someone you trust.

With successful habits and successful people, here are a few things you’re almost always going to find:

1. An ability to track their progress.
2. An ability to learn from mistakes.
3. A burning desire to succeed in everything they do.
4. A desire and willingness to take risks.
5. A tendency to create and follow to-do lists.
6. A reputation for being humble.
7. A willingness to accept responsibility for their failures.
8. An ability to embrace change.
9. A willingness to share data and information with others.
10. An ability to create and carry out goals.
11. A reputation for complimenting others.
12. An eagerness to engage in an exchange of ideas with others.

The above lists represent only a small portion of habits you’re going to find with either successful people or unsuccessful people. Study these lists. Are there any ways in which you can improve your current standing in your place of business?

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