Common Traits of Successful People

One of the best definitions of success is the achievement of a specific, personal goal. While those goals are different for each person, business consultant MaryEllen Tribby created a popular infographic that lists 17 common traits that separate those who achieve their goals from those who often come up short. Take a look at her success indicator to see what characteristics you’re doing well in and perhaps spot a few areas where you can show improvement as well.

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Successful People
- Compliment
- Have a sense of gratitude
- Forgive others
- Give other people credit for their victories
- Accept responsibility for their failures
- Read every day
- Keep a journal
- Talk about ideas
- Want others to succeed
- Share information and data
- Keep a “to-be” list
- Exude joy
- Set goals and develop life plans
- Embrace change
- Continuously learn
- Keep a “to-do” list
- Operate from a transformational perspective

Unsuccessful People
- Criticize
- Have a sense of entitlement
- Hold a grudge
- Take all the credit for their victories
- Blame others for their failures
- Watch TV every day
- Say they keep a journal but really don’t
- Fear change
- Think they know it all
- Fly by the seat of their pants
- Operate from a transactional perspective
- Talk about people
- Secretly hope others fail
- Hoard information and data
- Don’t know what they want to be
- Exude anger
- Never set goals

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