Author and chief executive of Likeable Local Dave Kerpen laid out the 5 traits that separate the successful people from those who are not. Attitudes and habits reinforce values that people need to embrace in order to be successful personally, in a family, career or whatever endeavor they choose.

Successful people embrace change. Unsuccessful people fear it. Probably one of the hardest things to accept in life, embracing change is a major factor in one’s success. The successful person is able to adapt to the changes of the times and use it to his advantage.

Successful people talk about ideas. Unsuccessful people talk about people. Sharing ideas with like – minded individuals will make you better. Successful peoples surround themselves with positive people and will use everyone’s success as an inspiration, and will not build their goals in succeeding around someone else’s failure.

Successful people accept responsibility for their failures. Unsuccessful people blame others. Successful people are leaders in their field. They are accountable for their actions and they take responsibility for their own mistakes.

Successful people give others all the credit for their victories. Unsuccessful people take all the credit from others. Successful people allow a family member or co – worker to bask in the moment of glory as this drives them to be better individuals. Successful people understand to give credit where and when it is due.

Successful people want others to succeed. Unsuccessful people secretly hope others fail. Most people that plan for someone else’s failure turn out to be a failure themselves. There is no glory in succeeding on the hard work of others, and successful people understand that the success of a member of the family or organization is a reflection of their own success.

Read more about this on the Sydney Morning Herald website.