What differentiates successful people from the not so successful?

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Success is what we all seek in whatever we do in our life. All of us seemingly put in our best but still very few actually achieve what they set out to. It’s the habits, hobbies/ interests one pursues which actually make the difference in life. A close look at the lives of the successful people will reveal that they all had these five/ six qualities which made them stand out in life. 


Self-Belief is more than half the battle won…. 

If you don’t believe, no one else will either. You got to believe in your capabilities. Detailed planning and sound preparation are what give feet to the belief and wings to the imagination. If you have not prepared well than your flight is likely to crash midway. Preparations not just includes building up the knowledge base but also the human/ material resources and taking care of your own health.

Self belief 

Discipline provides the base for success….. 

Discipline is the base on which success stands firm. Once you have set your mind on achieving an aim then that should become your ‘Religion’; you should not just dream it, but live, eat, drink it as well. You can’t let anything waver your focus. Nothing can be allowed to interfere with your schedule. 

Challenge your limits…. 

Sleep and rest lose meaning in pursuit of a dream, but at the same time do not burn yourself out before reaching the goal. Every successful man/ woman has put in those extra hours of effort/ burnt midnight oil to achieve their goal. At young age one can afford to work long hours; do it when needed. The mind and body can withstand the beating. You can’t afford to lose time. You may achieve what you wanted to but remember its always the first successful achiever who is remembered. 


Good company makes a positive difference….. 

Choose your company wisely. It’s not just about selection of friends but also picking up advisers and co-workers. Friends/ advisers influence life like no one else. Learn to differentiate between good friends and acquaintances. Your habits are the sum total of the habits of four or five friends whose company you keep. People around you can boast you up or pull you down depending on their attitude. 

Attitude matters….

Attitude matters in the pursuit of a goal but what matters most is whether that attitude is positive or negative. There will be many who will try to pull you down by feeding negative thoughts. You have to tread through the intent and move on. I know quotes on ‘Stay positive’ always sell on social media but its not easy to continue to move North when everybody else seems to be heading South. When everything around you seems to be crashing down and your mind starts wavering, take a short break, take stock of the situation and re-start after a careful analysis. 

Stay positive

Cool mind will take you ahead …. 

The easiest thing to do when the pressure builds up is to let go, blow it off. Taking off the lid once a while may be good but if you do it too often it may shake your own foundation. Learn to face the adversities with a cool mind and never ever be in a hurry to jump to conclusion or pass the blame of failure to others. As a leader its always good to identify the fault lines, take responsibilities and work for improvement. 


The success you are going to achieve in life will be dependent on your habits, hobbies and the company.



  1. Well said. While all the things should followed as adviced, I would just like to add that finally it’s the hard work plus consistency that will differentiate the successful people. Very well written

  2. Love your positivity & also what you have written, I agree with 100%. Thanks for the amazing tips 🙂

  3. Though I agree with your points but one things I’d love to add. And that is successful people are not afraid to take risk which others are generally.

    1. Yes..actually it’s the other way round..people who take risks…taste success…
      Thank you Monidipa…God bless you

  4. Thank you so much for sharing, I agree that discipline and attitude play a major role in our success. I like to make positive affirmations as well and write ou my vision along with plans. God Bless and continued success.

  5. It is so true that the people you have around you will influence the mood you are in and the success you will achieve. You did a great job of identifying the things that impact your odds of being successful.

  6. 100% agree! I particularly relate to surrounding yourself with positive, motivated people helping you also progress!

  7. These are really good insights. Success varies in every people and the way they see and experience it.

  8. I agree that self discipline and belief in your capacity to achieve are motivators for success. Also of utmost importance is pulling down on the empowerment facilitated by God. It is the story of my life

  9. Krish, I really liked the new look of your site. It’s been a while since we visited each other. Stay connected and stay blessed. I agreed with the last quote. It’s not always good to let go. Sometimes we have to be determined.

  10. Well said…total agreement.
    Now. Who are successful people? What defines success? Is it generic term …’the successful people’?..why I am asking this because like a true motivator the phrase ‘not so successful people’ has been used. A related topic…to the nicely written blog.

    1. I have been through your blog..
      Very well expressed…some really practical and simple solutions to get rid of cluttr from.daily life…
      God bless you..

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