The article lists engaging in "below-the-line" thinking, putting off investments in themselves, and self-doubt as a few of the behaviors successful people avoid.
"Successful writerss are respectful, resourceful, curious, competent, tenacious, and they figure out how to get the help they need without asking for handouts. That doesn’t mean they don’t seek assistance when and where they need it , or make use of the many free resources available to them. It means that they don’t expect something for nothing. They treat others equitably and fairly and know they deserve the same. Successful writers realize that if they’re not willing to pay for products and services they want, then others won’t be willing to pay them.
They also know that their success is directly proportionate to the effort they put in. Most of all, they understand there are no short cuts or easy answers on the road to success."