7 Toxic Traits Of Unsuccessful People You Should Avoid

7 Toxic Traits Of Unsuccessful People You Should Avoid

A trait is the identifying habits of a person. Habits are actions performed regularly almost subconsciously. Habits are responsible for how we behave. Successful people have common characteristic habits (traits) likewise unsuccessful people.

When we know the traits unsuccessful people exhibit, we know what to avoid so that we don't become like them.

Traits of unsuccessful people

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1. Unsuccessful people have no goals

Living life without goals is tantamount to living for nothing. Success in three words is "achieving your goals". When you have no goals, what then do you want to achieve. No matter how little your goal may seem, you are many miles ahead of a person without goals. Even if you are yet to achieve them!

It is your goals that propel you to work and keep you at it. People without goals are unsuccessful. To be successful, you need to achieve your goals. The first steps to achieving success is to set out your goals and to start working on them.

Write down the vision, and make it plain upon tables that he who reads it may run


- Habakkuk 2:2 

2. They blame others

Blaming others isn't the real issue. The real issue is trying to shift the blame to others so you avoid taking responsibility. As a leader, you may have to blame others if they are responsible. However, refusing to take responsibility and then shifting the blame unto others is what unsuccessful people do.

You should be able to own up your mistakes and admit that you are wrong.

Lots of people have failed to move on or pursue their dreams because of something ugly that happened to them.

The world or most people will do nothing but sympathize with you and that is exactly why you must get back on your feet and start pursuing your dreams.

Remember, unsuccessful people refuse to take responsibility. Take responsibility for your life!

3. They have no plan

Failing to plan is planning to fail. People who live every day of their lives without a plan or those who live every day spontaneously often end up unsuccessful or living below their potentials.

If you want to maximize your potentials, having a plan, a mental plan at least will go a long way in helping you. It allows you make judicious use of your time.

Planning is very crucial to achieving your goals so it's worth paying attention to.

What do you do when you fail when following a plan? You don't give up on the goal, what you do is to change the plan. Not every plan will work out but that does not mean you have to abandon the goal.

4. Giving up

Don't give up

One of the biggest strengths of successful people is that they don't give up easily! Successful people are tenacious and focused on their goal. Failing is a terrible thing but every failure you encounter in life, there's always a lesson there for you to learn.

Starting all over again may be a sign that you have failed but it is also an indication that you truly want what you desire.

Try to push beyond your limits by not giving up. However, the most important thing is to learn what worked the last time and what did not. You are most likely to keep getting the same results if you keep following the same methods every time.

Don't be afraid of starting all over again. This time you're not starting from scratch, you're starting from experience


- Anonymous

5. Wrong associations

"Show me your friend and I'll tell you who you are" is still valid till today. Unsuccessful people tend to associate with people who are unsuccessful just like them. Even when they have someone from whom they can learn a lot of things to change their life, they don't. Instead, they spend their time resenting or being angry at these people.

In as much as there are a lot of things to learn from everyone at every point in time, you should work on making the right associations with people who have attained success or people who have a burning passion just like you to succeed.

Surround yourself with people who believe in you, who support you, who help you improve and you can be sure, your life will change for better(with some effort from you of course).

6. They are in a haste to get results

Don't give up, stay strong!

A popular saying goes thus "more haste, less speed." Enjoy the process of improving your life. Do not be in a haste to become successful. Life’s a process. Don't let haste ruin it for you. You are in no competition with anybody.

Stop comparing yourself with others! It's one of the unnecessary things that we do that put pressure on us.

Your competition is you and that's the right mindset you should have!

Your aim is to be a better person than you were yesterday, and this continues throughout your life.

7. They are inconsistent

Inconsistency is another trait of unsuccessful people. Consistency is difficult for most people. Cultivating good habits and staying consistent requires effort. It is not just by starting or doing something but by how far you can go.

Consistency is very important as it is usually what separates champions from average people. Remember, life is not a sprint but a marathon. How far can you go if you lack consistency?

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