If someone displays these 7 behaviors, they’re destined for success in life

Deep down, each and every one of us has the potential to achieve our goals and reach success.

Unfortunately, most potential goes unnurtured, and as we grow older, it fades until nothing but vague dreams remain.

But then there are people who are destined for success in life – people who notice that potential and seize it with all their might.

And if someone displays these 7 behaviors… they’re among them.

1) They have a growth mindset

Let’s say you’ve decided to pick up crocheting. You’ve never been great at crafts – terrible, even – but you’d like to give this hobby a try.

You pick up the hook, unravel the yarn, and start learning. Except you’re awful at it.

You find it hard to understand the patterns, it takes you ages to create a single hook, and you can’t for the life of you figure out how others make it look so easy while you’re struggling after five minutes.

If you have a rigid mindset, this is it for you. You realize that there’s a reason you’ve always been bad at crafts – it’s simply “not your thing” – and you throw away the yarn, never to be seen again.

If you’re in the possession of a growth mindset, however… you won’t give up so easily.

And that’s because people with a growth mindset believe their skills can be developed through hard work and consistency. If they put in enough hours and energy, they will eventually get there.

And guess what? Often, they’re right.

Take the crocheting example – it’s based on my personal experience. I used to be rubbish at crafts, I struggled a great deal when I started crocheting, and yet here I am a few years later, making cute plushies out of yarn like nobody’s business.

 A growth mindset is a bulletproof way to achieve success because it motivates you to just… keep going.

2) They take active steps to achieve their goals

And how do you keep going?

By taking action every single week. By practicing consistency. By showing up. By planning and sticking to your to-do lists.

The truth is, there is no secret book that determines John is destined for success while Mary is destined to live in misery.

There is only behavior that sets you down the right path and behavior that doesn’t.

And unfortunately, most of us aren’t willing to display the kind of behavior that’s required of successful people. You know, the kind that’s all about organization, self-discipline, and strong willpower.

Look, the question is simple. Do you want to achieve success in life or not?

If your answer is yes, it’s time to build better habits. It’s time to take action.

My absolute favorite book on this topic is Atomic Habits by James Clear. I highly recommend it.

3) They are incredibly patient

The major issue with pursuing your dreams is that you won’t see results straight away.

Unfortunately, our brains don’t really like that – they are built to enjoy quick dopamine boosts, see the results of one’s work as soon as possible, and take joy in observable progress.

If you’re writing a book or building a business, let’s say, it will take some sweet time before you can reap the benefits of your hard work, which means a lot of your effort is based on nothing but pure faith.

You believe you can make it. You believe you can turn your dreams into a reality. You believe your project is worth your effort, time, and money. But sometimes, faith isn’t enough to get us through.

This is why most writers never have a book published (they never reach the finish line) or why most social media creators never turn into full-time influencers (they get discouraged when it takes too long to grow their following).

Occasionally, though, you’ll stumble upon a person who isn’t like the others – someone whose faith in themselves is so strong that they just keep on going.

They know they will get there. It’ll just take some time. And that’s okay. If you want to become successful in life, patience is vital.

People who are highly creative but often misunderstood If someone displays these 7 behaviors, they’re destined for success in life

4) They know there are no failures, only lessons

 At some point, you’re going to make a mistake. Eventually, life will throw in an obstacle, and you may not be able to overcome it.

I’m sorry, it’s just a fact.

Not everything goes according to plan, and the general rule of thumb in life is that you won’t be happy 100% of the time. It’s all about the ups and downs.

However, those of us who are destined for success don’t let failures get to them. If they stumble and fall, they don’t spend hours lying on the ground and crying over their misfortune.

Instead, they pick themselves back up and think, “Oh, I see. I have to pay more attention next time.”

In other words, they view failures as lessons.

Have you ever heard a success story that contained no failures whatsoever?

Exactly. That’s because they essentially don’t exist. You can’t reach success if you’re not willing to fail a few times, learn from those mistakes, and become better as a result.

That, my friend, is resilience in a nutshell.

5) They nurture a loving friendship with themselves

Let’s imagine two people stumbling and falling (stay with me here).

Joyce falls, and as she’s lying there on the ground, she thinks to herself, “Of course I’ve fallen. Of course I’m a freaking disaster. I knew this would happen. I’m just not good enough.”

Paula falls, and as she’s picking herself back up, she laughs and thinks, “Well, that was something for sure. I’ve got to be more careful next time. Oh, I wonder if they still have eggs on sale in the supermarket?”

This example serves to show how important it is to have a good relationship with your own sense of self.

If you already think of yourself as someone who isn’t worthy of success and happiness, you will have a much harder time getting there because you will display less resilience, patience, and confidence.

What’s more, you might also sabotage yourself along the way just to prove to yourself you don’t deserve to be successful after all.

Someone who is destined for success knows that thoughts matter a great deal, and they take great care to culture a loving friendship with themselves.

It sounds cliché, but self-love truly is the answer.

6) They surround themselves with friends who inspire them to be better

In the 21st-century Western world, individuality is praised above all. If you become successful, people will look at you and think, “Wow. They’ve done this all by themselves! That’s so inspiring.”

There’s a reason why the word “self-made millionaire” is so awe-inspiring, right?

But when you think about it, there is no such thing as “self-made”.

Just open the Acknowledgments page of any book on your bookshelf – while there is only one name on the book’s cover, there are dozens in the Acknowledgments section.

And that’s because the people we surround ourselves with ultimately make us who we are.

I once let go of a toxic friendship that limited me a great deal, and as a result, I went through a huge personal transformation. The simple act of cutting one person out of your life can completely change everything.

Your friends ought to root for you, motivate you, and inspire you to become the best version of yourself.

Having a supportive network of this kind will allow you to grow in resilience and pursue your goals with more confidence.

7) They are both confident and humble

If you want to make your dreams come true, you’ve got to have some confidence. Everyone knows that.

But what many people don’t realize is that humility is just as important.

Yes, that’s right. Humility.

Am I saying you should turn the other cheek? Not at all. However, even a little bit of humility signals that you have a lot of self-awareness, which is an integral part of success.

Self-awareness is what allows you to reflect on your actions, learn from your mistakes, and work on your weaknesses. It’s what sets the foundation for healthy friendships. It’s what contributes to emotional intelligence.

Therefore, a mix of confidence and humility is a must.

Believe in yourself but also be willing to accept feedback, apologize, and change your behavior if necessary.

Thus the formula for success.

Ava Sinclair

Ava Sinclair

Ava Sinclair is a former competitive athlete who transitioned into the world of wellness and mindfulness. Her journey through the highs and lows of competitive sports has given her a unique perspective on resilience and mental toughness. Ava’s writing reflects her belief in the power of small, daily habits to create lasting change.

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