Behavior of Successful People

Behavior of Successful People

behavior of successful people
When researching the behavior of successful people, I came along an article regarding unsuccessful people. Steve Tobak wrote an article in Entrepreneur called 10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People.  In his experience working with business owners over several decades, Tobak observed that behavior, as opposed to intrinsic characteristics or habits, determined whether an individual was successful or not.

Behavior of Successful People

In particular, he identified 10 behaviors that he never observed in successful people.  If you are looking to become a successful person, then you need to identify if you have behaviors of unsuccessful people. They include the following:

  1. Naivety
  2. Panic
  3. Fanaticism
  4. Laziness
  5. Quick-fix mentality
  6. Acting out
  7. Selfishness
  8. Living in the past or future
  9. Lighthearted indifference
  10. Oversensitivity

In the article, Tobak discusses (sometimes irreverently) why, over time, these particular behaviors will inevitably lead to failure.  Furthermore, probably my favorite quote of the piece is regarding laziness. Additionally, Tobak writes, “Most people are slackers. That’s why most people don’t achieve great things.  Simple as that.”
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