13 Things The Successful DON’T Do

Nov 25, 2013, Entrepreneurship

Unsuccessful people – those who feel trapped in the pattern of life they’re in, victimized by the circumstances of life – commonly believe those who are successful arrived at the places they are by luck, by cheating someone else, by holding others back as they climbed “the ladder”, or they were simply born into the success they have. But is that true? Read on to find out…

What Does It Take To Succeed

…No, not at all. Here’s the truth: successful people have positive, healthy habits that have helped them achieve the successes they have. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

The truth you need to understand, if you miss everything else, just get this one thing: where you are today is the sum total of the best thoughts and decisions you’ve made in your life up until now. If you aren’t where you want to be, you don’t have the things or experiences you want to have, it’s because you haven’t had the proper thoughts or taken the proper actions to get yourself to that place. Your thoughts become thingswhat you think about becomes reality!

Check out these things that successful people don’t do so you have a good idea of things to avoid in your daily life, so you too can be successful. After all, God has given you incredible skills, talents, passions and dreams, and you deserve them all…He wouldn’t give them to you for any other reason that to make them reality! So, take these 13 things to heart, avoid them, and apply the positive “flip side” of them into your life today.

1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves

Successful people don’t spend any time feeling sorry about their circumstances or how someone has mistreated them. Instead, they take personal responsibility for what they can control in life and understand that life isn’t easy or fair.

2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power

They don’t allow people to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” or “My mom makes me so mad” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice of how they respond.

3. They Don’t Fear Or Avoid Change

Successful people don’t attempt to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and focus their energy and efforts on how to embrace and adapt to whatever changes occur.

4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control

You won’t hear a successful person complaining over the state of the economy, the cost of things, lost luggage, or other things out of their control. Instead, they focus on what they CAN control in their lives. They understand the only thing they can control is their own attitude toward it all.

5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone

Successful people know their job is not to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They are diligent at being kind and fair, but withstand other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks

They don’t mind taking calculated risks. Now, they certainly don’t take foolish or reckless risks, but successful people spend time weighing the risks and benefits before settling on an important decision, and they become fully informed of the potential downsides before taking action.

7. They Don’t Dwell On The Past

The successful don’t waste time dwelling on the past or waste time wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and know exactly what they’ve learned from it, but they aren’t constantly reliving bad experiences or reminiscing about the glory days. Instead, they live in the present and plan accordingly for the future.

8. They Don’t Repeat The Same Mistakes Over And Over

Successful people accept responsibility for their thoughts and actions and learn from past mistakes. As a result, they don’t continue repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they continue moving forward in life and make better decisions in the future.

9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success

Those who are successful appreciate and celebrate the success of other’s in life…The do not become jealous or feel cheated when others find success or do better than them. Instead, they appreciate the fact that success comes with hard work, and they’re willing to work hard for their own success.

10. They Don’t Throw In The Towel After The First Failure

Successful people don’t see failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they embrace failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are determined to continue trying until they get it right.

11. They Don’t Fear “Alone Time”

Successful people are fine with being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and don’t require being with others for companionship and entertainment at all time. Instead, they can be happy alone and in solitude.

12. They Don’t Believe The World Owes Them Anything

People who are successful don’t feel entitled to things in life. They don’t have the mentality that others will take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they key an eye open for opportunities and believe they can achieve whatever they want on their own accord.

13. They Don’t Expect Immediate Results

Whether they are working on improving their health, getting in shape, or getting a new business off the ground, successful people don’t expect immediate results. Rather, they apply their energy, efforts, and skills the very best that they can, and understand that real change and SUCCESS take time!

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