Happiness and Things Successful People Never Say


Happiness and Things Successful People Never Say

I’ve spent some time around unsuccessful people.

Happiness and Things Successful People Never Say …..Most of them live in a bubble of hopelessness trying to figure out how to break out of their cell (or cubicle). It’s sad. One person I know is so unhappy and stuck that he seems to always be moving backward, not forward–faltering so much in his lack of productivity that it’s almost comical. Being around unsuccessful people is never fun.

If you listen to folks who can’t seem to push ahead in their career or who have never started a company or led large groups of people, they all seem to mimic the same speech patterns. They talk the same language. Here are the 10 phrases they always use. Spot this negative talk in others (or in yourself), and you’ll find the wrench in your business’s growth.

1. “That’s impossible”

The most unsuccessful people are always pointing out what is not possible. “Oh, we can’t make an app like that because it will compete too much with Tumblr” or “That new Bluetooth speaker won’t generate any sales because there are too many on the market already.” They live in a world of impossibilities; they have a can’t-do attitude. And they are sinking the ship of success.

2. “I can do it all myself”

When you hear someone on your team or a colleague insisting how she can finish a project or how he can complete the work better without any help from other employees, take note: That person is going to slow things down and is ruining the project. He or she will not create an atmosphere of success but has only his or her ambition in mind. Ironically enough, unsuccessful people are always those who push their own agenda and don’t see the value of teamwork. That’s the very thing that ruins their career.

3. “I have a problem with that”

Nitpickers never prosper. I remember going to meetings in my corporate career with dozens of people sitting at tables in a big room. Inevitably, someone would always stand up and start venting about some highly specific pet peeve in front of the entire crowd. He or she should have started wearing a sign that said “unsuccessful” to the meeting. He or she found one problem and then overfocused on it to bring the whole team down.

4. “Don’t forget the details”

People who are really unsuccessful are crippled by their task list. The most successful people are those who see the goal and know how to get there. Most important, they know that the details on a project are a means to an end. Finishing a task list is not a sign of success; creating a lasting company that makes an outstanding product is.

5. “I like my own idea”

Have you noticed how people at work sometimes like only their own ideas? It is a sign of selfishness and shows an inability to embrace the team objective. It also spells disaster. Those who like and promote only their own ideas are severely limited, because none of us can achieve success with only our own ideas. Imagine trying to build a company by never entertaining any other ideas. Collaboration always propels a company forward.

6. “I don’t need your input”

Here’s another phrase people use when they have decided not to work as a team. It’s a little different from saying you can do it all by yourself. It means that person is not even open to ideas. Projects stall out and fizzle when those on the team stop seeking input from others. When a curmudgeon comes along and says he or she doesn’t need any more input from anyone, that person has essentially decided not to be a success.

7. “I already know that”

This phrase is a sign of pure defensiveness–it means a grumbler in your company has stopped trying to learn and grow and has become more interested in being perceived as all knowing. It’s one thing to speak knowledgeably about a topic and add insight; it’s another to constantly insist on being the only smart one. One is a sign of being helpful to a project, and the other is a sign of pure self-ambition.

8. “Let me check my schedule”

If someone always insists on checking his or her schedule for availability, that person is inhibiting a project’s success. It might be a valid excuse, but it could also be a way to avoid being helpful. In my experience, it means that person is sending a message about being too busy to help a project along and too focused on a personal agenda. He or she says, “Let me check ‘my’ schedule” instead of figuring out the overall needs. Sometimes, it’s better to just jump on an opportunity and worry about scheduling later.

9. “You must be wrong about that”

Wait, the other person must be wrong? Really? This phrase is a red flag on the road to success, because the person saying it is assuming the people he or she works with are dummies; the person believes there is only one “right” person in the room. That’s rarely the case. Instead, it’s a sign of success when you admit you need help. It’s better to accept that others might be right about something and accept your own limitations.

10. “I can’t”

Unsuccessful people like to talk about what they can’t do. Starting a company means embracing the fact that there will be countless roadblocks. Talk about what you can do. People will tell you what is not possible, but when anyone starts using the word can’t, it means trouble. Saying you can’t do something means you forgot about a basic tenet: that person has started to take no for an answer and stopped looking for workarounds.

Author:-  John Brandon   @JMBRANDONBB

What else do happy and successful people never say?


You may be successful and wealthy, but you won’t find your life meaningful without happiness. What is happiness and why do we want to find the pursuit to it?

Definitions Of Happiness You Need To Know

  • Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.  ~ Dalai Lama
  • Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  • Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. ~ Dale Carnegie
  • Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.  ~ Andy Rooney
  • Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch
  • Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable. ~ Leo Rosten
  • Happiness is not something you experience, it’s something you remember. ~ Oscar Levant
  • Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~ Margaret Lee Runbeck
  • Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley
  • Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. ~ Aristotle
  • Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. ~ John Barrymore
  • Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. ~ Don Marquis
  • Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is. ~ Maxim Gorky
  • Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. ~ Bernard Meltzer
  • Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. ~ Robert Green Ingresoll
  • Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ~ Jim Rohn
  • Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. ~ George Sheehan
  • Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. ~ Theodore Isaac Rubin
  • True happiness is…to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca



“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ~ Brian Tracy



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