Successful People Vs Unsuccessful People: 10 Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People
Everybody wants to be successful, but there are vital things that people do and key mindsets that people have that make the difference between whether they’re successful or unsuccessful in life and business.
Top 10 differences of Successful People Vs Unsuccessful People
#1 Mindset. Gratitude vs. Entitlement
Successful people have a general mindset of gratitude. They’re grateful for whatever comes their way, whether it’s a success or challenges.
They look at challenges as a way to learn. They look at six at success as an opportunity and something that is a gift and something they’re given and something they give away.
Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, tend to think about themselves. They tend to have a mindset of entitlement.
They think about what’s in it for me.
What am I going to get out of this?
How is this going to affect me?
A sense that they are owed something rather than the gratitude of all of the things that come their way.
Think about your mindset, and try to have a mindset of gratitude.
#2 Planning; Goal Setting Vs. Winging
Successful people take time out of their day and out of their year to take stock of themselves and what they’re doing in their lives and in their business and set goals for themselves and set steps to achieve those goals.
They established a sense of planning around what they do. Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, and tend to wing. They have a tendency to fly by the seat of their pants a little bit more, and they don’t take that precious, important time to take stock of what they’re doing and set plans in place to get to the places that they want to be.
#3 Information; Learning Vs. Know It All
Successful people embrace the importance of information, and they approached life and approach business in the sense of continuous learning. They are lifelong learners, and they are always open to learning more.
On the other hand, unsuccessful people have a tendency kind of act like they know it all, or they’re a little more closed off.
There may be a little more fearful of change and a little more combative around, admitting the fact that they might not know everything.
So, try to be open.
Try to be open to learning.
Try to be open to taking in more, and new information number four is conflict.
# 4 Conflict; Communicate Vs Hold Grudge
Conflict happens everywhere, even in the best run, most amiable organizations.
There is eventually some sort of conflict, and how you react to the conflict will really make the difference between whether you are successful or unsuccessful and how you act and exhibit your behavior in conflict situations really will mean a lot in terms of how you will progress and how successful you will be.
Successful people tend to communicate as well as they can and forgive very quickly and move on.
On the other hand, unsuccessful people tend to hold a grudge, not want to forgive very quickly, and maintain a combative stance for a longer period of time.
So if you want to be successful, you wanna make sure that you’re quick to forgive and ready to move on.
#5 Knowledge; Charing Vs. close to their chest
How people deal with knowledge or information is really indicative of whether they’re going to be successful or unsuccessful.
Successful people have a tendency to be open, very sharing. They share knowledge and their skills, and their abilities with whoever they can. They pay it forward whenever there’s an opportunity.
On the other hand, unsuccessful people tend to hold information close to their chest.
They tend to hoard it in a way that kind of treats information as an aspect of power, and that’s really unfortunate. It’s unfortunate for you because you’re not seen as a caring, giving person. It’s also unfortunate for the people around you because they can’t benefit from the knowledge of the information you have.
How you treat information and how you approach information will be really indicative of whether you end up being successful or unsuccessful.
#6 Recognition. Give Complement Vs Criticize
How people deal in recognition situations is a real sign of whether they’re going to be successful or unsuccessful.
Successful people tend to easily give compliments, and they like building other people up.
On the other hand, unsuccessful people tend to be quicker to criticize or quicker to tear down or quicker to take more of a negative stance than one of positivity and building people up.
# 7 How People Deal with Winds; Share Victory Vs. Hoarding
Successful people, when they’re dealing with victories, they tend to share those victories.
They help others succeed, and they celebrate those victories.
Unsuccessful People, on the other hand, tend to again like information. They hoard it; they treat it with a sense of like gold or holding.
It is a sense of power, so they want to take all the credit, and they are, and it’s harder for them to give credit to others.
How you deal with winds is going to be a real clear signal as to whether you’re going to be successful or whether you’re going to be unsuccessful.
#8 Change; Embracing Vs. Avoiding
This is a really, really clear signal is whether people are going to be successful or unsuccessful, and that is how they deal with change.
Successful people have a tendency to look at change as an opportunity. They look at change as an opportunity to make things better.
To grow to, learn to move to new places.
While unsuccessful people tend to fear change, they look at change as something that’s going to cause more work, something that’s going to cause a sense of disruption, something that’s going to kind of upset the status quo.
You have to look a change as an opportunity and not something that’s negative.
#9 Communication; Ideas Vs Gossip
This something that I see manifests itself a lot in the creative groups that have managed how people deal with communication and how they approach communication can be another riel signal as to whether someone’s going to succeed or fail.
Successful people have a tendency to look at communication and deal and trade in communication around ideas rather than people.
And people who are unsuccessful or tend to fail at communication.
They gossip more. They talk about people more than they talk about ideas.
They create triangulation, or that is pitting people against each other or pitting groups against each other. They look a communication as a way to gain power.
You have to look at communication as the way toe, create bridges, share ideas, and create energy, innovation, and positivity.
So how you deal with communication is a real signpost is to whether you’re going to be successful or not.
#10 Problems; Living in Solution Vs. Problem
And in managing creative teams, one of the things that are the most indicative of whether someone’s going to be successful or not is how they deal with problems, and this boil this down to two different phrases, one is living in the solution, and one is living in the problem.
People who are unsuccessful or have a tendency to be failures in life and business life in the problem.
They like to get in, admire themselves, understand the problem, and how everything is screwed up and how you can’t fix it. And you know this client’s problem.
And you know we can’t get this done because of that.
That is not going to get you or your team anywhere. Living in the solution is a much more positive, proactive, and innovative, and creative way of going about business and life.