The Habits Of Successful People VS Unsuccessful People (Infographic)

There’s a marked difference between the habits of successful people versus the habits of unsuccessful people.

Studies have been carried out by many different researchers over the years and the results have been astounding.

SuccessStory.com recently created an infographic to highlight the differences in habits between successful and unsuccessful people and I wanted to share that with you today.

There are successful habits and unsuccessful habits

Habits Of Successful People

One of the quickest ways to become successful is to follow what successful people do. That’s the great thing about the infographic above. It shows us the daily habits of people who are succeeding.

Those habits of successful people include:

Tracking your progress

Learning from your mistakes

Spending time with the right people

Maintaining the proper balance in life

Writing down your goals and targets

Thinking long term

Complimenting others

Making to-do lists

Knowing your purpose and mission

Wanting others to succeed

Accepting responsibility for their failures

Having a burning desire

Working with passion and commitment

Learning, improving, and reading everyday

Taking risks

Handling problems well

Being humble

Sharing information and data

Exuding joy

Forgiving others (and yourself)

Talking about ideas

Embracing change

Habits Of Unsuccessful People

If successful people have habits, it’s guaranteed that unsuccessful people have bad habits that keep them from succeeding. Let’s take a look at those habits that will inhibit your success.

Acting before you think

Thinking you know it all

Fearing change

Giving up too easily and quickly

Hording information and data

Talking more than you listen

Trying to bring others down

Stopping your education

Wasting your time

Blaming others

Thinking, saying, and doing negative things

Getting distracted from your goals

Criticizing others

Never setting goals

Secretly, or openly, hoping others will fail

Holding a grudge

Having a sense of entitlement

Taking the easy way out

Not knowing what they want to be

Always expressing anger towards others

Now, I know which set of habits I want to have. Have you made up your mind on what habits you want to have? Will they lead to success or failure?

Question: What habits have you seen in successful people? Are you mirroring those habits? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • I started 2015 by reading Rich Kids by Tom Corley. This book is all about developing habits that will make your life rich. I’d highly recommend the book. It has challenged me to implement or continue several habits. One of them is tracking what I do. It helps to see progress (or lack of progress).

    • I’ve heard of Tom’s book before. Is it applicable for adults, as well as children?

      • Absolutely. I would recommend it to adults and teens (and pre-teens).

  • Great Article and infographic. We all need reminding of this every so often as it’s so easy to get distracted.

    • Thanks Rosalind. I also think we all need to work on each of these habits every so often. We’ve got to build up those habit muscles. What do you think?

      • Building up habits is really hard! But if it was easy everyone would be good at everything. If something is important enough to you, then you will find a way to build it up into a habit.

  • Lynn

    Thanks for the Article, will refer to this often!