13 Things Successful People Never Do


When we want to make the most out of life, we look to successful people for inspiration. After all, they probably did some things right to get into the position that they are now today. And for the most part we think that it’s worth paying attention to the things that they do to put themselves in a position to succeed.

But what about the things they DON’T do? What are some things that successful people have sworn off from their lives? Here are 13 of them!

1. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.

Self-pity is the one behavior that successful people don’t actively have. They realize that sometimes failures happen, and that misfortunes occur in everyone’s lives, but what’s important is how to move on from such misfortunes. Self-pity is for losers.

2. They will never give away their power.

things they do, then you’re giving away your power to them. You’re letting them control you. Don’t let their failures and their condescending attitude towards you affect you in the slightest.

3. They never shy away from change.

Change is the singular constant in this world, and successful people realize that. They’re not stubborn about changing their lives even if it means giving up comfort and happiness.

4. They don’t squander energy on things they can’t control.

Successful people realize that we only have so much energy in a day, and when it’s spent on things we don’t have control over, then our energy becomes useless.

5. They don’t worry about pleasing everyone.

Pleasing everyone is a futile task, and successful people know it. You can please some people all of the time, you can please all people some of the time, but you can’t please all people all of the time, goes a famous quote.

6. They’re not afraid of taking risks.

Why should they be? It’s in risk that successful people thrive! When they succeed, they succeed exceedingly, and when they fail, they can still try again.

7. They don’t dwell in the past.

The past is a place that we can look to for lessons, but it’s not worth dwelling in. When you can’t move on from the past, you can never move forward to the future. Focus on the present instead.

8. They will try to never repeat their mistakes.

Mistakes are unavoidable in our lives, and even successful people commit mistakes all the time. In fact, it’s the singular thing they frequently do! However, it’s different when successful people do it – they strive to never make the same mistake twice. And that’s how they succeed!

9. They don’t resent other people’s successes.

Successful people don’t compare their own success with others. In fact, they celebrate when they see other people succeed, and they get inspired by such stories! They are not in the business of putting other people down just so they can lift themselves up.

10. They don’t give up after their first failure.

People are content with trying things for the first time and if they don’t work out, they immediately give up. But businesses and conglomerates are not built on the first try. They’re built on failures upon failures until one day they hit the motherlode to success!

11. They don’t fear “alone time.”

Being alone is something that successful people revel in. They like to be alone in their thoughts and their imaginings, creating their vision for themselves and for the world. Don’t fear being alone – it’s character-building.

12. They don’t feel as if the world owes them something.

Successful people are not going to say they deserve success just because they worked hard at something. They realize that the world doesn’t owe them anything. They’ll work hard and keep their heads low until one day success will come knocking on their door.

13. They don’t expect immediate results.

Rome was not built in a day. So won’t be your success story! Successful people realize that it’ll take years for an idea to work or for a business proposition to catch on.

H/T: success.com

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