By | Lachlan Brown | hackspirit.com
Everyone wants to be successful — but not many understand how to get there.
Along the way, there will be challenges ranging from financial to emotional.
Without proper care, one’s ego and hubris could throw a wrench into the whole process and consequently lead to failure.
If there were a formula for success, everyone would’ve been flying first class and taking vacations every few months.
Alas, such is not the case.
What can be used to our advantage is learning the common habits of successful people that unsuccessful people don’t seem to follow.
Here are 15 habits that separate successful people from unsuccessful people.
1. They Adapt And Change
The only constant natural force is change.
As the landscape changes — whether it be natural, industrial, or digital — those that have yet to adapt are bound to get left behind.
One of the most common behaviors of unsuccessful people is their stubbornness to stay the same.
Their ego tells them, “Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken” or “It’s the way we’ve always done something.”
Successful people understand that if their ventures aren’t making the money they sought to make, or if their employees are leaving at an alarming rate, a change needs to happen.
Holding on to traditions might backfire in the long run.
Adam M. Grant, author of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, says it best: