5 Main Differences Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

Defining success is very difficult, because the word success carries different meaning for every other person. There are certain ways and specific measurements, accepted by the society, that help us to define if a person is successful. Some of these measurements are education, career, business achievements, family, personal relationships, wealth and so on.

The mindset of successful people is what separates them from the rest. By embracing the right mindset, you can change not only the course of your startup, but your whole business understanding. Here we will not talk about the definition of success, we will talk about how differently the people, and especially entrepreneurs, who define themselves as successful, see the world.

Here you can find five of the main differences between successful and unsuccessful people. What else would you add to this list?

Successful people are not afraid of change. They like to be uncomfortable, which motivates them to create new opportunities, to see the world from another angle and to think out of the box. Change is challenging, and successful people know that in every challenge there is a hidden opportunity, which is waiting to be discovered.

Successful people appreciate failure. They know that it is inevitable part of success. They are not afraid to fail, but prefer to concentrate on the success, not on the failure. Their actions are powered by thoughts of success and accomplishment. On the other hand, unsuccessful people tend to feed their fear of failure, which stops them from achieving great results, sometimes even it stops them from achieving ANY results.

Successful people like to help others. They share their knowledge and experience and tend to help other entrepreneurs on their way to success. Unsuccessful people often are self-centred and driven by envy.

Successful people know how to manage their time effectively. They know that time is their most valuable asset and have learned how to manage their schedules in order to make their work process very productive. Unsuccessful people are constant procrastinators and often lose their focus of their goals.

Successful people don’t give up easily. When they believe in something, they devote a lot of effort to achieving it. They don’t listen to unfounded critiques, they trust their intuition and know how to keep their realistic judgement of every situation, without losing their strive for innovation.

─ May 26, 2015