The 9 Habits of Unsuccessful People

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By Dr. Salam Slim Saad

WARNING! If you want to have a Successful life, never engage yourself in these 9 deadly habits 

Are you deeply confused when you look at people who seem to be respected and admired by everyone but whom the world labels as “complete failures”? You are not alone. In fact, you have a lot of company. Who are these failures? They are people like Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Ben Franklin, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and many other successful people who changed the direction of our human evolution and materially improved the quality of life for countless human beings, and who were labeled as “failures”

If you are looking for 9 habits of wildly successful people, then you’ve come to the right place. Instead of focusing on how a few people become successful, this blog will help you understand and adopt the habits of successful people by eliminating bad habits that successful people already excluded. If we’re going to talk about success, then let’s be sure to talk about monumental failures as well.

Everybody had taken a stab at it, but I think that old saying goes something like: “When life gives you a lemon, make lemonade”. And boy did life give people lemons during the recession. But the thing about lemons is that their juice is really bitter. And really expensive.

NUMBER 1- They don’t know what they want.

They don’t know what they want. They say they do, but they don’t.

They say they want to be successful, but they don’t know how to define success or what that looks like for them.

They say they want to be happy, but they don’t know what that is or how to make it happen.

They say they want a better life, but really, all of those things—happiness, success, love—are just different faces of the same thing: self-love and acceptance and hard work to achieve any of them.

WARNING!  Be clear. Be very clear. That way you can avoid misunderstandings and any frustration.  It’s crucial to know yourself—what do you want? Be patient. Be ready for any changes that may come your way.

Number 2 – They don’t have a plan.

And if you don’t have a plan, you’re going to be left in the dust.

And if your company doesn’t have a plan, it’s going to get left behind.

And if your life doesn’t have a plan, it’s going to fall apart.

WARNING!   if you don’t have a plan, you’ll never know what you’re capable of. You won’t be able to reach your full potential. You’ll never be able to achieve the things that are most important to you. You’ll never know what you’re truly capable of achieving.

The idea of building a plan may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Just imagine that you’re sitting down for a meeting with your boss—you’re going to give him/her an update on how things are going and where you see the project heading. What would you say? That’s all you need. Map out what you’d cover in this imaginary meeting and get started on your way to making a plan. Make sure that you keep it simple by breaking down each task into small pieces; this will help you understand the ins and outs of the task while also giving yourself concrete checkpoints to stop and review as needed.

NUMBER 3 – They’re Negative.

Negative people are everywhere. They’re the people who say things like, “Don’t bother,” or, “What’s the point?” 

They make you want to abandon your aspirations and dreams. 

Negative people are the ones who always see problems in every opportunity.

They complaint about the heat, about the Rain that ruined their day’s plans or that Wind messes up their hair. 

They fear failures, so they freely give up on everything—even though there may be solutions to their problems that they’re just afraid to leave their comfort zones, and thus never advance . 

They consider that everybody is against them. they see problems instead of solutions, their problems are made disastrous.

They are discouraged easily instead of learning from their mistakes.

WARNING!  Let me put this to you in my most diplomatic tone: if you surround yourself with negative people, you will never get anywhere in life. If you make a habit of complaining, that is all that you will ever be good at—complaining. The reason negative people are so toxic is because they think of nothing but the worst-case scenarios. It’s far too easy to become a pessimist when you make it a habit to always expect the absolute worst.

NUMBER 4 – They Act Before They Think.

They act impulsively and instinctively. They buy what they like without hesitation. 

they tend to react quickly and make decisions based on their emotions, rather than considering all of the information available to them. 

They are driven by their impulses and instincts, without much consideration for what others might think of them or their actions.

When it comes to making decisions, they act before they think. 

They lack foresight, so they’re always in a rush to get things done.

They want immediate gratification and instant results, so they never consider the consequences of their actions. And when something bad happens as a result of their hasty decision-making? They just shrug it off and move on with their lives—after all, what’s done is done!

WARNING!  Sometimes the best way to get what you want is to think before you act.

It’s easy to be swept up in the moment and act on impulse, but this can lead to bad decisions that have serious consequences.

It’s important to take a step back and evaluate your situation before diving headlong into action. This will ensure that you make wise decisions that are rooted in reason, not emotion.

When we act without thinking first, we run the risk of making mistakes or taking unnecessary risks—both of which can have a negative impact on our lives and those around us.

NUMBER 5 – They Talk More and hardly listen 

They talk much more than they listen.

They have a hard time staying on topic.

They have difficulty formulating an answer to a question or a response to a statement.

They always engage in talks that would make them heroes, even to the point of lying. 

They are not aware that what they’re saying is not sensible.

They close their ears to advise because they’re too proud to admit their mistakes. 

They reject suggestions because that will make them feel inferior.

They think they’re always correct. 

They interrupt others while they are talking, especially when the other person is giving a long explanation or describing something in detail.

WARNING!   We all know that the most important part of a conversation is listening.

Listening helps us understand what people are saying, and it helps us build relationships.

successful people listen more than talk.

NUMBER 6 – They Give Up Easily

They have a tendency to get overwhelmed by challenges and feel defeated when things don’t go their way.They might be hard workers but they just work hard at the wrong things.

When they’re faced with an obstacle, they don’t have the patience to find a way around it or wait for it to be resolved naturally; instead, they feel like their best option is giving up and moving on to something easier.

This can make them seem like quitters, but it’s usually not about laziness or lack of motivation—it’s about being too focused on the goal at hand and not considering the long-term consequences of giving up on something important to them.

WARNING!  It’s easy to get discouraged when things don’t go the way we want them to or expect them to. But if we give up too soon or give in when things get tough, then we won’t ever achieve anything great—no matter how badly we want it!

WARNING!  Whenever you make a mistake or something doesn’t go your way, ask yourself: is it worth giving up? It may seem like a simple question, but it can have big implications for the way that you go about traveling and taking on challenges. And if you can make peace with the uncertainty of things not going perfectly—and remind yourself to give up easily at the right times—you won’t end up making mistakes that leave you feeling disappointed later on.

NUMBER 7- They put others down

Incompetents people envy success. Instead of trying to be like successful people they try to put them down.

People who try to bring others down to their level are usually looking for a reason to feel better about themselves.

They might also be struggling with their own insecurities, which makes it hard for them to see the good in other people.

They will often use negative comments and insults as a way of trying to make themselves look better by making someone else look worse.

The best way to deal with these types of people is to ignore them and focus on all the great things in your life.

WARNING!   A lot of people think that they have to be mean in order to get far in life, but that’s completely untrue. If you’re nice, professional and fun to be around, you can make friends with pretty much anyone. That includes people who can help you get ahead in your career.

NUMBER 8- They Waste Their Time

People waste their time in all kinds of ways. Some people waste it by watching too much TV, spending too much time on Being on social media all day long, when they could be doing something more productive or meaningful with their lives, surfing the Internet, Texting, calling, and video chatting or Playing video games for hours on end. They waste their time by doing things that are not important. In fact, most of us waste our time in one way or another every day.

People waste their time by not knowing what to do next.

WARNING!  It’s perfectly fine to enjoy once in a while. But time should be managed efficiently in order to succeed. There should be a proper balance between work & pleasure.

Wasting time is not good for anyone because it leaves no room for improvement and growth. It’s like a small hole that keeps getting bigger as you keep digging through it, until it becomes an enormous sinkhole that takes everything with it when it collapses—including your success!

NUMBER 9 – They Take the Easy Way Out

They don’t want to go through any pain or struggle. 

They take the easy way out. 

They don’t want to put in the work.

They’re not willing to make sacrifices.

They’re not willing to do what it takes to succeed.

These individuals are unaware that you reap what you sow. 

They would be considerably better off if they would only be ready to make a little sacrifice. 

WARNING!  Successful individuals learned from making mistakes. They never quit trying. They are prepared to go to any lengths to fulfill their life’s goals.

We’re not always successful by accident. Even if you were lucky one time and won the lottery, that luck would run out eventually. It’s better to create a set of good habits and live in a state of continuous improvement than leave everything to chance. Don’t rely on luck; develop success habits instead.

By eliminating these nine habits from your daily routine, you can significantly increase your chances of success. The formula for success is simple: do more of what’s working and eliminate as much as possible of what isn’t.

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