6 Things Successful People Don’t Do That Others Do

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Success is a process. It is not a final stop. If you want to really be successful, you must do the right things. Successful people are successful because they do what others are not willing to do, and they don’t do what others do.

You can do anything if you believe you can do it. You can’t do anything if you believe you can’t do anything.”

If you want more beautiful things in life, do things in beautiful ways. You must give beautiful things to people, and people will give beautiful things back to you.

Here are six things that successful people DON’T do:

They don’t waste time.

Successful people don’t waste their time. They value their time. They do the right and the most important things first. They don’t waste their time living in the past. They don’t waste their time living in the future. They waste their time living in the moment.

“All that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that.”– Baltasar Gracian

They don’t try to change what they cannot change.

Successful people know what they can change, and they change it. Successful people know what they cannot change, and they don’t even try to change it. If you try to change what you cannot change, you are just wasting your time.

“Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make it so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce.”- Natalie Goldberg, zen practitioner

They don’t fear success.

Successful people don’t fear success. They embrace it. They welcome it. They prepare for it. They are successful in their minds before they meet success. They know that success comes with discipline, with responsibility, with focus, and with integrity. They believe in themselves that they can succeed.

“Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.”– Robert Collier

They don’t fear failure.

Successful people don’t fear failure. They embrace failure. They know that failure is part of the game of life. When they fail at something, they just keep moving. They don’t blame anyone for their mistakes. They take responsibility for what happened to them.

“I have not failed I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”– Thomas Edison

They don’t doubt themselves.

Successful people don’t doubt themselves. They believe they can do anything. They believe that nothing is impossible in life. They don’t doubt themselves. Successful people are scared, but they don’t allow fear to stop them from achieving their dreams.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own power you cannot be successful or happy.”- Norman Vincent Pearle

They don’t search for happiness.

Successful people don’t search for happiness. They give happiness. They know that when you give happiness to people, you will be happy. For that reason, they always try to make people happy. If you want to be happy, make people happy. Add happiness to people’s lives, and they will add happiness to your life.

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”- Albert Camus

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3 Pat Summitt Quotes On How To Take Responsibility For Your Actions

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Success starts with taking responsibility for our actions. Successful people take responsibility for their actions. They don’t blame people. They blame themselves. So, if you want to change things that are not working for you, if you want to really fix the mess that you have created in your life, take responsibility. Hold yourself accountable for what you have done to yourself and the people around you.

There is power in taking responsibility for your actions. It gives you control over your life. But if you blame other people for what you have done to yourself, you are giving your power away. You are telling them ‘to control you.’ You are telling them to help you fix your problems. Look, if they manage to help you, who do you think will be the master? To be your own master, to control your life, take responsibility to fix your own mess. Don’t give the key to your life to anyone. No matter what, hold on to it.

Let us see what Pat Summitt says about the art of taking responsibility:

Accountability is the essential to personal growth, as well as team growth. How can you improve if you are never wrong? If you don’t admit a mistake and take responsibility for it, you are bound to make the same mistake again.”- Pat Summitt, coach

To grow in life, in your career, in your relationships with good people, you MUST learn how to say, “I am sorry.” This is the issue with lots of people, including myself. If you make a mistake, admit it. Don’t try to defend yourself. If you do, you are making the situation worse for yourself, because the person you are dealing with is not going to be happy with you. In order to avoid that, you must be very good at admitting a mistake. That is the only way out of trouble. It is not easy to do. Learn how to say ‘you are sorry.’ Practice it. Make it a habit, and you will overcome it.

“If you don’t want responsibility, don’t sit in the big chair. To be successful, you must accept full responsibility.”- Pat Summitt, coach

If you want to achieve success in life, you MUST learn how to take responsibility. No one will take it for you. Responsibility is holding yourself accountable for your failures and successes. It means you are responsibility for your life. It means you are answerable to yourself. It means you are the one who is in control of your life. If you want to do great things, learn how to take responsibility.

“Responsibility equals accountability equals ownership. And a sense of ownership is the most powerful weapon a team or organization can have.”- Pat Summitt, coach

When you take responsibility for your actions, it means you are the OWNER of your life. It means you are in control of your life. It means you are the one driving your life. It means you are ready to take the rough rough road to success. A sense of ownership is what you need to succeed in life. Whatever you do, own it.