The Most Successful People Do These 17 Surprising Things

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You were probably taught not to do these things. Ignore that bad advice.

If you want to be successful in business (and in life), there are a few important rules you need to follow.

Never pick a fight.

Never purposefully offend anyone.

Never make the same mistake twice.

Never…Okay, let’s just stop that. It’s all baloney.

You know why some people stand out from the crowd and achieve success while others flounder? It’s not because they’re doing everything the way everyone else is.

No, they’re doing things a bit differently. Often, they’re doing exactly what we’ve all been taught not to do!

That’s right, successful people know that sometimes you need to pick a fight, to see just how married others are to their beliefs.

While calling someone out might offend them, sometimes it’s also the only way to get their attention. (Pro tip: successful people are no one’s doormats.)

And the most successful people won’t avoid giving something a try in case they make the same mistake twice. They’ll try and try and try again until they’ve really learned the lesson, which enables them to succeed the next time around.

We’ve seen the surprising habits of the world’s billionaires — now let’s check out the surprising habits most successful people have in common. RODAmarketing shared these traits in a fun infographic at

17 counterintuitive things successful people do. Roda/Medium/Author provided

Larry Kim is the Founder of WordStream. You can connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. This article originally published on The Most Successful People Do These 17 Surprising Things