There are two types of people: successful people and unsuccessful people. There are distinct actions people who are successful take that probably keep their counterparts from achieving.
Successful people often do not hold grudges and they do not allow themselves to get distracted by short term enjoyment. An unsuccessful person will spend a lot of time doing things that are extremely unproductive like going out more than they should or binge watching a TV show. Successful people keep their minds stimulated through engaging in new topics and ideas.
Successful people realize that they are only successful because of the network, big or small, that they have created a long the way. Some unsuccessful people rarely pay respect to those who helped them during their life. Successful people often know how to persevere and strive for more while unsuccessful people do not set goals and they do not keep organized like they claim to.
Successful people build up the world around them. They compliment and encourage others. Those that don't seldom have much to show; they can often criticize and portray themselves in negatives away.
While these two types of people lead their lives in two greatly different ways, they do have something in common; they try. Being successful or unsuccessful does not define you. As long as you keep going in whatever you do, you'll achieve more than you could have the day before.