10 Common Habits of Successful People
We all hope and aspire to become successful in our respective chosen fields, but do we really know what it takes to become one of the successful guys?
You see, contrary to what a good number of people think, success isn’t all about some laid down rules and regulations.
As a matter of fact, for you to succeed, it is first about who you are/who you become and what are your daily success habits.
Because success is internal, not external.
It’s time for a transformation.
Successful people are where they are today because of their habits. Habits, as we all know, determine 95% of a person’s behavior. This means that everyone successful person
you know, say, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos,Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and the likes, all behave alike.
They all have certain habits in common.
So, if we must reach our goals, attain their level of success and even surpass it, we need to develop certain habits they possess.
In this post, we’ll be sharing with you
1. They wake up early
According to an accountant and financial planner,
Tom Corley who surveyed 233 wealthy individuals, mostly self-made millionaires, on their daily habits, he discovered that daily habits of successful people like about 50 % of the self-made millionaires are that get out of bed at least three hours before their workday actually started.
Waking up early helps you start your day faster than the rest of the world.
This gives you extra daytime needed to maximize your day and get productive.
According to Corley, “Getting up at five in
the morning to tackle the top three things
you want to accomplish in your day allows
you to regain control of your life.
It gives you a sense of confidence that you, indeed, direct your life.”
For starters, you can try waking 15 minutes earlier than your usual time and gradually increase it from time to time this is morning habits of successful people
2. They are goal oriented
Successful people have clear visions and they know what they want in life. They know what they want to spend their lives doing.
Hence, they prepare a step by step action plan to achieve their goals and they review this goal from time to time. According to T. Harv Eker, the author of “Secrets of a millionaire mind,” “The number one
reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want.
Rich people are totally clear that they want wealth.”
For instance, rather than say, “I’m going to lose weight” or “I’m going to make more money next month,” successful people set goals like, “I am going to work out 5 days a week in order to achieve my weight loss goals.
I am going to attend so and so seminar, speak with at least 5 potential clients in order to increase revenue.” Setting these clear goals enable them to place priority on their various activities for the day.
3. They are result oriented
Successful people understand the difference between working to pass some time off and working to get results. They are result oriented and they focus more on being productive, not wasting away time which is why they prepare a To-do list on a daily basis.
4. They read a lot
Successful people understand the need for self-investment and the need to keep learning new things.
For instance, Bill Gates reads for 1 hour
as part of his bedtime routine while Mark Cuban insists on reading 3 hours a day.
Business mogul and philanthropist, Warren
Buffett says “Ultimately, there’s one investment that supersedes all others: invest in yourself.
Nobody can take away what you’ve got in yourself, and everybody has potential they haven’t used yet.”
Leading author, Benjamin Franklin 5-hour-rule involves spending at least five hours learning something new every week. However, if you can’t do 5 hours weekly, how about taking at least 30 minutes every day to read about something new?
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Now lets continue…….
5. They take responsibilities
Successful people do not sit around waiting for other people to take responsibilities of certain things for them. No, they take responsibilities for themselves.
Also, they take responsibilities for their actions no matter what.
For instance, it is far easier to blame people and things like the weather, the economy,bad bosses and the likes for unfavorable situations in your life. But doing so means that you have given such people or circumstances the power to control your life.
Taking responsibilities for your actions, however, shows that you are in control of your life.
6. They have multiple streams of income
Self-made billionaires do not rely on one income stream only. As a matter of fact, they became millionaires by building various streams of income for themselves.
According to Corley, “Sixty-five percent had at least three streams of income that they created prior to making their first million dollars, such as a side-business or income-generating
Diversifying sources of income allows you to weather the economic downturns that inevitably ooccur”
7. They constantly hang with other successful people
Another habit of successful people is that they admire and hang around other successful to remain inspired to succeed.
Motivation doesn’t last forever, Does it?
Associating with people who are positive minded and successful will inspire you to succeed as well.
8. They are willing to take calculated risks
In spite of their fears, successful people are always willing to take calculated risks. They understand that they might make mistakes and probably not get it right the first time,but learning to take risks exposes their areas of strength and weakness and help them improve on their weaknesses and prepare you for success.
CEO Amazon, Jeff Bezos once said, “I knew that when I was 80, I was not going to regret having tried this. I was not going to regret trying to participate in this thing called the Internet that I thought was going to be a really big deal.
I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that. But I knew the one thing I might regret is not ever having tried. I knew that that would haunt me every day. This is one the daily habits of successful people
9. They pay attention to their health
No matter how much success you hope to achieve, if you fail to pay attention to your health, you probably won’t live long enough to achieve your plans.
CEO of the luxury lifestyle brand Equinox, Niki Leondakis, says “I’ve always known that you have to be physically healthy and strong to be mentally healthy and strong.
It’s all connected.” So, if you are going to be successful, you might want to start eating healthy and exercising regularly.
10. They learn from their mistakes
Successful people know that mistakes/failures are a part of life. As a matter of fact, mistakes help you grow. According to Scott Galloway, a clinical professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern
School of Business and the author of “The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google,” the four major tech titans- Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon- are all open to occasional failure.
It means that preparation for failure has become habits of successful entrepreneurs, they belief if you are not prepared to fail, then you are not prepared to succeed as well.
As a matter of fact, “If you are not in your own professional life and your professional career kind of wiping out and getting beamed in the face every once in a while, you aren’t trying hard enough,” he added.
Above are how day of a successful person usually goes everyday, When attempting something new, it’s okay to fail at some point. However, do not let failure discourage you, but encourage you to move on to success.
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