Success cannot be defined as it is pretty subjective. But it certainly is what you feel about it. Are you satisfied with the way you are right now? If yes, then you are successful, not from others point of view but from yours. People consider someone as successful who has achieved something, who has a charismatic personality, a drive in them and qualities that not everyone possesses. I m not exactly an expert but there are a few traits that are pretty common amongst unsuccessful people and can be noticed by any common person.
What mask the difference between successful and unsuccessful people? We can name some common qualities. If you are facing the same problem then maybe you should have a look at these habits. If you have any of these then you should break free from them. There are certain behaviors that are good and there are some which prove to be bad for you, in general. Let’s get on with it, here are a few habits of unsuccessful people that they got to break free from
Always Seeing The Glass Half Empty
One thing that no one can ever teach you or change about you is your outlook on the things or the life in general. No one wants to put up with someone who always sees and perceives things negatively. Unsuccessful people view the glass as half empty instead of half full. They give up easily, they don’t hold onto hope. Successful people are not overly optimistic but they don’t lose hope easily. That is what unsuccessful people need to change about themselves. They have to look at things in an optimistic way. When they start to believe in things they will automatically see how things work out for them.
Waiting To Get Lucky
Some people think that it is all about luck. They have this false belief that when it is the right time, their luck will shine bright and they will be successful. Even if it is the right time, always remember, that luck can do nothing for you until and unless you work hard for it. You have to hustle hard to be successful. Only those who hustle hard will get lucky. You get the drift, right? The more effort you put into something the more it will reap you benefits. But unsuccessful people have this habit of waiting either to get lucky or waiting for the right time.
Fear Of Failure
Unsuccessful people fear failure because of which they never take the risk. But taking risk is necessary. The world is full of opportunities and it is necessary to take a risk and make use of these opportunities. No one’s asking you to dive into something new all of sudden. No, it is about taking calculated risks. Sometimes we fail and it is okay to fail. Learn from the mistakes. You see no one is immune to fear. You just need to learn to deal with it. Have faith in yourself and in god. Don’t let your fears deter you from your goals.
Don’t Want To Learn Or Being A Know-It-All
One thing everyone should always remember is that learning never ends. It is never too late to learn something new. Learning is not restricted by age. Unsuccessful people have this misconception that they know-it-all. Remember there is always room for improvement. Not wanting to learn something new just because the present system works for you just fine doesn’t work in this world where something new is being invented every day. Not wanting to do something because they have never done it and letting the fear of unknown get to them is the wrong attitude of unsuccessful people.
It is always necessary for a person to have a set destination in life. He/she should have something that motivates them to give more, work more. But unsuccessful people never set goals neither short term nor long term. They just dream about being successful but they don’t define what success is for them. They are pretty aimless. When you have no aim, you’ll have no direction to guide you. You’ll just keep on working and yet you’ll still be in the same place and one day you’ll get enough of it. So set goals, know where you want to be in the coming future and work to reach the aim.
Not Being Efficient And Consistent Enough
Being consistent isn’t actually a quality; it is a choice because everyone is quite capable of being consistent and efficient at doing what they want. If you study successful people carefully you’ll find that they are consistent in whatever they do. They push harder. Whenever things get tough they don’t give up. They make it a point to do things efficiently. If you choose to be inconsistent even after having the ability to do something then that’s the reason you are unsuccessful. It takes a lot to be consistent. You’ll be disappointed a lot of times yet you’ll have to be persistent about it. Keeping moving forward and you’ll be rewarded.
Not Being Open To Criticism
Well, no one likes criticism, neither successful people nor unsuccessful people. But having the right state of mind is necessary. Not taking criticism as a personal attack is something you should make a habit of. Don’t be offended when people criticize you. Whenever you try to do something new, people are going to look at everything you do with a critic’s eye. Moreover, criticism helps you grow. But that’s what unsuccessful people don’t know. They never see criticism as a constructive one. Instead, they get offended and take things personally. Even if you are the best of the best, people will still find some shortcoming in you. They always put you on a pedestal and test you. So stop taking it all personally. Be open to constructive criticism. Try learning from everything that comes your way, be it criticism.
Not Knowing When To Leave
Another thing unsuccessful people are bad at is that they don’t know when to leave and when to stay. If you know that the job isn’t for you then you should leave it. If you are letting others to make the decision for you then you are going to be stuck. You won’t know where your life’s headed. Take things in your own hand. Stop delaying things when you feel trapped. If you actually want to get somewhere in your life then take a hold of things right now. Make decisions for yourself. Don’t wait for the right time to speak up because right now is the right time. If you want to leave, leave right now; don’t wait for others to make that decision for you.
Success doesn’t come knocking on your door. You have to work hard for it. If you have some of these habits, start right now and change them. Don’t let the opportunities pass. Grab them and work efficiently for them. Don’t rely on others to help you or guide you. Take advice but pave your own way. Don’t let your past mistakes stop you from trying. Be consistent in whatever you do.