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Things successful people don’t do

The Top 13 Things successful people don’t do, and these can be just as important as the things to do on your path to success.

Successful people don't:

1. Spend time feeling sorry for themselves. They take responsibility and don't complain. After a setback, you'll hear them say, " O h well." Then they move on.

2. Cringe at change. They instead embrace change and consider it a challenge. To them, an environment filled with the possibilities of change is the best to work i n because it's energizing and can bring out the best in people.

3. Acquiesce their power. They understand that their strength revolves around the way they respond to situations. Power means keeping control of your emotions and actions, and that is not something you want to put in anyone else's hands.

Successful people don't:

4. Spend time or energy on stuff that is out of their hands. Successful people don't often whine about long lines, traffic or other nuisances. These are things they can't control, and they realize that spending precious time and energy thinking about them is fruitless.

5. Fear risk. They take calculated risks, weighing the benefits vs. the risk before they either go all in or step away.

6. Worry about what others think. That's not to say they won't speak up or defend their position. They just tend to be fair and even kind as they navigate their way through a situation where someone could become upset.

Successful people don't:

7. Make the same mistake twice. Successful people learn from a failure or loss and don't let it happen again. They won't try to get different results from the same actions.

Successful people don't:

8. Live for glory days. They don't dwell on things that happened long ago and far away. They make their biggest investment in creating a fantastic present and amazing future.

9. Give up. Ever! They consider failure a chance to improve, ot give up. For them, failure is a learning experience that willcontribute knowledge toward eventually reaching their goal.

10. Envy others. Successful people do not resent other people's success. They show genuine happiness and use others' successes to fuel their own quest.

Successful people don't:

11. Avoid time alone. While successful people do enjoy the company of others, they can also enjoy some alone time to reflect and plan ahead.

12. Expect quick success. They are in it to win it, and they understand that could take years. They don't expect immediate results, whether it's w i t h a weight-loss program or a business venture.

13. Think they are owed something. Just because they have a college degree or have achieved a certain level of success, they don't feel that the rest of the world owes them anything—whether a big salary, fancy title, amazing benefits or free lunch. They are always ready to work long and hard for what they want.

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