10 signs you’re actually a more successful person than you think you are

If you’ve been comparing yourself to others and feeling like you’re falling short, STOP NOW!

Just because you’re not making bank like your friend, or don’t have as many followers as that one person you follow, doesn’t mean you’re a failure. 

In fact, it’s quite the opposite. 

You’re a successful, boss babe/dude and it’s time to give yourself a pat on the back for all the amazing things you’ve accomplished!

Here are 10 signs that you’re actually a more successful person than you think you are.

1) ​​You feel like it’s never enough

It’s like your mind is constantly whispering “I want more, I want better, I want different” and it’s driving you crazy. 

Well, guess what? 

That’s not a bad thing! 

In fact, it’s a sign of success. 

Because let’s face it, settling for mediocrity is like dating a lukewarm latte.

It might be easy in the short-term but in the long run, it just doesn’t do it for you.

This mentality drives us to work hard, be the best version of ourselves we can be, and not settle for anything less.

Think about it, if Michael Jordan had settled for being just a decent basketball player, or if Beethoven had settled for writing just okay music, where would they be now? 

Probably not in the history books, that’s for sure. 

Just like a shark who needs to keep swimming to survive, we need to keep striving to reach our full potential.

2) People generally think that you’re more successful than they actually are

Let me ask you something.

Have you ever been minding your own business and some random person gives you a compliment on your hair or your outfit? 

Or even better, an unsolicited “you’re so successful” or “someday I want to be just like you” remark? 

If you have, then that’s a sign that you’re killing it in life and people can sense it!


Because, when you’re walking around with a quiet confidence and not advertising your accomplishments on social media, people can’t help but notice.

They can sense your drive, ambition, and passion. 

You might brush off those comments or think they don’t matter, but trust me, they do.

3) You have a steady income

You know that feeling when you get paid and you feel like you’re finally back on top of the world? 

Like you’re the king or queen of your own little kingdom? 

Well, that’s not just a feeling, it’s a fact! 

The fact that you have a steady income means that you’re doing something right. 

Even if you’re not making six figures, the fact that you have a steady income is something to be proud of.

You’re able to pay your bills, save some money, and maybe even treat yourself to something nice every once in a while. 

But the best part of having a steady income is that you’re able to set goals for yourself and work towards them. 

You can start planning for the future, whether it’s buying a house, going on vacation, or saving for retirement, the possibilities are endless.

4) You’re not afraid to take risks

You know that feeling when you’re standing at the edge of a cliff, looking down at the water and your inner voice is telling you to take the jump.

But your legs are shaking and you’re not sure if you’re ready? 

Well, that’s the feeling of taking a risk and that’s exactly what successful people do, they jump!

It’s easy to sit on the sidelines, watch others, learn from their mistakes and play it safe. 

But where’s the fun in that? 

You know that saying, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”? 

Well, that’s exactly it. 

By taking risks, you’re giving yourself a chance to succeed and even if you don’t, you learn from it and come out even stronger.

You’re not afraid to try new things and you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone.

Whether it’s starting a new business, asking that special someone out or speaking in public, even if you know that you might fail. 

You understand that taking risks doesn’t mean being fearless, it means being resilient.

I’ll explain more in my next point.

5) You’re resilient 

Allowing you to turn lemons into lemonade and make the best of any situation.

Have you ever heard the phrase “fake it till you make it”? 

Well, being resilient is like faking it till you become it.

By being resilient, you’re able to turn one failure into multiple successes. 

That’s why you’re more successful than you think you are.

Life is a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, twists, and turns. 

But you’re the one with the ability to hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

You understand that the journey is just as important as the destination.

So, if you ever feel like you’ve fallen down, just dust yourself off and keep moving forward. 

Because before you know it, another opportunity will come up, and you’ll be ready to seize it with open arms.

6) You have a passion for something

Whether that “something” is something you’re currently involved with, or something that you would like to be involved with in the future.

As long as you’re passionate about it, then you’ll be successful. 

For example, if you still love writing and want to become a published author, then nothing will stop you from achieving your goal

Even if it takes a long time, or if you have to go back every now and then in order to make progress. 

When you’re able to channel your energy into something you truly care about, it brings a sense of purpose to your life that money can’t buy.

It’s like a flame burning inside you that propels you forward, making everything more colorful, vibrant, and exciting.

Having a passion is like having a North Star to guide you through life’s stormy seas. 

It’s the thing that keeps you motivated and driven, even when the going gets tough. 

7) You have a solid group of friends who truly care about you

Not everyone is blessed with true friends.

But you are.

You have a solid squad of friends who have got your back through thick and thin. 

And a squad that’s got your back is like a secret weapon for success.

It doesn’t have to be a big group of friends, but it does have to be a group of people you genuinely care about that you can trust. 

When you’re with your friends, if something goes wrong, you won’t let them walk all over you. 

You’ll be there for each other and that means everything when it comes to success.

8) You take responsibility for your own life

You’re in the driver’s seat of your own life, no one else is steering the wheel for you. 

And that’s why you’re a successful person.

You’ve got a solid rep as a trustworthy, hardworking and reliable person, so when others need help, they know they can count on you. 

As long as you keep owning up to your actions, learn from your mistakes and always keep in mind how your decisions affect others, you’ll continue to crush it. 

Sure, we can’t control everything that happens to us, but we can control how we react to it and the choices we make. 

And when the opportunities come knocking, why not answer the door? 

9) You don’t get jealous of other people’s success

This is a big one. 

It’s a sign of a truly successful person.

You don’t get jealous of other people’s success because you know that your success is completely different than theirs. 

What they have, you don’t. 

And that’s okay.

You’ve got a solid backbone and you’re not afraid to take what you want from any situation. 

And when it comes to success, that means you’ve got the confidence and the swagger to do whatever it takes. 

You know that there’s nothing wrong with being successful, so why would you want to envy or judge other people?

It’s kind of like driving a Ferrari and trying not to be jealous of other cars while they drive past your window on the highway. 

10) You have no time for negative people

If there’s one thing I learned after reading the books of successful people, it’s that they all have one thing in common; “They don’t spend time with negative people”.

You simply don’t have time for people who try to bring you down or discourage you.

Why waste an ounce of energy on people who are going to bring you down? 

You’re the kind of person who’s willing to listen, learn and help others but when it comes to people who are being negative and causing drama, you’ll just walk away. 

No one’s ever going to hold you back from achieving your goals, especially not someone like that.

Life is not a competition

If you’ve realized anything throughout the article, it’s that successful people are not any better than you. 

They’re just like you in many ways.

They have hopes and dreams, they’re scared and afraid of failure as well.

But they’ve learned to stay strong when everything around them is crumbling apart.

So don’t be afraid to try new things and ask for help even if other people think you’re doing it wrong.

Because chances are, you won’t be doing it wrong so long as it works for you.

There’s no point in comparing yourself to others because you’re in this race alone. 

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Dania Aziz

A spirited lifestyle and love advocate, who loves to explore the two to help herself and others discover what they are really searching for.

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