The Dos and Don'ts of Being a Successful Capricorn

Thanks to Capricorn's unparalleled work ethic, dedication and intelligence, they're a sign that's known for accomplishing big things and making dreams a reality.

Of course, like every zodiac sign, they also have a few traits that can make them step on their own toes. The more aware they are of their shortcomings, the more they can work on self-improvement. If you're a proud Capricorn, keep reading to find out what to do, and what not to do, to be as successful as possible.

Do Channel Your Ambition

There's no beating a Capricorn's natural drive to succeed, and it's critical that you don't ever let that natural inclination go to waste. The best way to channel that energy into something productive is to be specific about your goals and map out a plan to achieve them. The more concrete your vision is, the more likely you'll be to manifest it. In fact, once you have your blueprint written down, your work ethic will basically guilt you into making it happen.


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Don't Overwork Yourself

Capricorns are the busy bees of the zodiac and are known for working hard and getting the job done without fail. However, this can sometimes lead you to take on more than you can handle. You still manage, but the work suffers, and you're left feeling completely drained due to being overworked. Though it doesn't come naturally to you, it's a good idea to learn to take it easy, and give your body and mind opportunities to rest and recuperate. Take steps to avoid burnout and you'll achieve so much more than if you'd rushed things.


Do Remain Authentic

Capricorns are known for being totally classic, with a slightly vintage and modest sense of style and an adherence to tradition. You've never been beholden to big trends, and you have a sense of propriety that some people see as totally old-school. You think a person should act a certain way, especially in polite circles, and you never bow to peer pressure and do things just because people expect if of you. You know who you are, and you shouldn't let anyone change that about you.


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Don't Be Too Strict

That said, keeping true to yourself doesn't mean rigidly adhering to what you think and never listening to other people's opinions. You can be truly authentic and still keep an open mind. Listen to people and you might be surprised at what you can learn when you're open and welcoming. And even when you're pursuing your goals, you don't always have to take yourself so seriously. Remember that having a bit of fun and letting loose every once in a while doesn't make you any less responsible or reliable when it truly matters.


Do Bring Teams Together

Capricorns are said to work well with others, particularly when they're in a position to take the lead, so whenever you see opportunities for teamwork and collaboration, don't be afraid to bring people together. You've always had an innate ability to understand the strengths and weaknesses of others, and your delegation skills mean you can create the right balance to guide almost any group to victory.


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Don't Judge Others Too Harshly

Because Capricorns are such diligent and effective workers, they can have a tendency to look down on others who don't do things quite like they do. Remember that just because you tend to do things correctly doesn't give you the right to judge people. When you know more than others, pay attention to your tone and avoid being patronizing or belittling when it would be more helpful to encourage and educate. Not everyone can live up to your standards, and not everyone works well under pressure like you do. By keeping an open mind and being willing to forgive, you can actually empower people to do better.


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