The Difference between an Unsuccessful Person and a Successful Person

The Difference between an Unsuccessful Person and a Successful Person

Success is relative. What may be deemed as a successful person by some may not be the same case for the other. Generally speaking, success is achieving personal aspirations whatever they may be. For someone, success may mean reaching financial independence. A promotion may be what success means to the other.


Deep inside, you will know if you’re successful or not. There is a sense of fulfillment in each accomplishment no matter how simple they may be. If you’re stuck in your career and feel like you’re not getting anywhere, here are the five major differences between a successful person and a not-so-successful one.


The Careful vs The Perfectionist

Failure is a part of learning. Oftentimes, we have to take mindful risks and learn from them if things don’t go the way you planned. Carelessness is not a good trait, so is overthinking. Not only is perfectionism bad for your work, it can also cause serious mental health problems. Perfectionism will cripple you thus keeping you from getting started. Successful people are careful with their actions but are willing to take risks when needed because they know they can’t control everything. Perfectionists on the other hand, often fail to achieve success because nothing gets done.


The Curious vs The Show-Off

Successful people are constantly seeking to learn and improve. As the famous Greek philosopher once said, “I know that I know nothing.” People who think they already know enough will never grow. Thinking that you know everything will limit your potential to learn even more. Unsuccessful people often display a know-it-all personality, which of course is ironic since this type of behavior is stemmed from inner insecurities that they don’t deeply know anything about the subject. Not only will showing off stop you from growing as a person, it will also drive people away from you.


The Improver vs The Judger

Unsuccessful individuals are constantly on the lookout for the fault of others. Once someone fail, they point it out excessively while subtly comparing themselves. Individuals who aim to achieve success pay no attention to the status of others. Instead, they use their time to improve their character, their career, their relationships, and their health. Your money in the bank is nothing if your inner self is full of hatred, envy, and resentment to others who may or may not even care about you.


The Assertive vs The People Pleaser

You may be the best in your field but if you do not prioritize your own well-being, then you wouldn’t truly be satisfied. Successful people are assertive, but not arrogant, about what they want and have high regard of the feelings of their loved ones and others. People pleasers on the other hand have a hard time reaching success because they’re too busy wasting resources, time, and energy in impressing people. Focus on yourself and the people you love first. It doesn’t matter if not everyone will like you just as long as you keep your conscience intact.


Success requires mindfulness in everything but not to the extent of overdoing it. Keep yourself healthy physically, emotionally, and mentally in order to achieve your desired success.

Start Your Own Programming Book

Start Your Own Programming Book

Have you ever thought about publishing your programming insights into a book?


Maybe you have some ideas and theories that you want to impart to others. Perhaps, you’re worried because you haven’t tried writing before. If you have, then that’s amazing and can be helpful in writing a programming book.


Knowledge is flowing within you and you want others to benefit from it too. The best way to do it is document it through a book. Who knows, your genius can be passed on from one generation to another. The fast evolution of technology doesn’t stop programmers from writing programming books.


Now you’re determined to write your own book but you’re afraid to be judged or you’re afraid to get started. Maybe these tips can help.


Enhance Your Writing Skills

You may already be programming for a few years now which means you already have a lot of knowledge about it. What you need to improve now is your writing skills. Make a list of the best programming books or any classic literature that are beautifully written. Don’t think about copying, just keep reading to get your mind thinking like how books are written. For starters, practice writing articles or participate in forums for a few months. Even if you may already be good in writing, you still need to enhance your writing skills since programming books are technical books. That said, they may be boring for others. You can’t always translate it to layman’s terms but if you’re writing a beginner’s guide, it’s the best way to write.


Improve Your Coding Skills

Now that you have eliminated writing, you may start being an expert in your field. One way to do this is to not expect that you will be an expert but you will be by default. Remain curious and hungry for knowledge, in the long run you’ll be an expert without even realizing it. Know the ins and outs of coding. Perhaps creating your own alternative solutions to problems would be great to publish too.


Fill in the Gap in Books

There are times where the tutorial books we read seems to be lacking in information. If you have experienced this, take a note of these and put yourself in the learner’s shoes. Relay information to readers the way you want experts to relay information to you. Additionally, you can also take out your top 3 favorite programming books and make your own revisions on what could have been included or omitted from them.


Hire an Editor

If you haven’t tried publishing a book in the past yet, then hiring an editor would be a wise investment. Editors will guide you from start to finish. Of course, you may always do self-publishing but if you’re just starting out, editors can be extremely useful.


Now that you’re ready, time to grab your laptop and start writing!


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