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Becoming successful, in one way or another, is a dream shared by billions in the world. For some, the dream is to get immensely rich, for other its about having power, and in some cases, it’s about self-satisfaction. But not many people end up achieving that success.

The key is not always luck or being born with a silver spoon in the mouth. So what makes a successful person ‘successful’? It’s the habits. Although this doesn’t sound like much, good habits paved a way towards success for many people. Those habits help them in making decisions which guarantee success in their lives.

Similarly, since most successful people share habits, there are traits shared by unsuccessful people as well. These characteristics or habits limit their potential to achieve what they desire. Here are a few common attributes shared by unsuccessful people that need to stop.

Failure scares them

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Successful people become successful by taking risks in their lives and going with the flow. Others, on the other hand, tend to be frightened by the thought of risking it all and think they will not be able to recover from it. It’s due to the fear of failure that they never even try. You should learn to embrace failure as not something negative, but as something to learn from, so that the mistakes made are not repeated again. If you’re not familiar with a wrong action, how will you know about the right action?

They wait rather than work

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These individuals assume that luck is something that just makes its way towards you. They believe that the people who are widely successful right now, reached that position because things just somehow worked out for them. This is not true. In order to be successful, you need to make your own luck. This is done by hard work and staying determined towards your goal. Nothing is ever gained without effort and that is the case with success as well.

They do not have big aims

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Unsuccessful people have one thing in common. This is that they remain unorganized and don’t really have a plan in their lives. Moreover, big goals are missing from their life. If they do not have something big to chase after, then there is no way of achieving it, is there? In order to be successful, you need something to work towards every single day, this will increase your hunger for it.

They rely on others

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Relying on someone else to do the work usually results in regret. Once they screw up, they’re left with frustrations. Do not rely on others to help you out. Rather work yourself, make mistakes and learn from them. This is how one grows and moves forward. Everything that happens is part of the learning process.

They do not utilize change

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When things seem to change, successful people learn to deal with it. They utilize their environment to how it’s naturally shaping and learn to cope with it. Unsuccessful people tend to stay unaffected by it. They do not indulge in the change and walk out of it the same as the stepped in.

Their communication skills are poor

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In order to be successful, you need the kind of confidence that lets you break into whatever you’re trying to do. To do that, you need to be good at communicating. Not everyone tries to master this skill. There are individuals who like staying within their own shell, not wanting to be part of something bigger.

They’re affiliated with the wrong people

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You should be associated with the kind of people who push you to do better. Who make sure you fulfill your potential and even try to help you in achieving your goals. Do not stick around the kind of people who put you down for your actions, but those who encourage you.

They stay within their comfort zone

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In order to be successful, you need to be able to let go of your comfort zone. Things which keep you comfortable are never good enough for success. Learn to step up and step out of what you think is convenient. Get your hands dirty and only then will you taste success. Such experiences will help you learn things you didn’t even know existed before.

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