Updated: May 27
Of course there is no way to precisely know what makes some people successful and others not, however we can learn a lot by examining similar habits and behaviors of successful people.
These 9 habits below seem to be most common amongst success stories. Perhaps, just maybe, these habits are an excellent place to start.
#1 Set Goals
Most of us have goals. The problem is, they are often undefined thoughts just sitting in our subconscious. Successful people know what they want. More than that, they actively set goals in order to get what they want.
Having goals in mind doesn’t count either. You need to write your goals down, and then break them down into an action plan.
#2 Stay Healthy
Staying healthy is key on the road to success. A proper diet, solid exercise routine and getting enough sleep are 3 of the most powerful things you can do. Being healthy will let you focus on the pursuit of success and not have to worry about getting sick or overly fatigued.
#3 Face Fear
Fear is one of the biggest roadblocks to success. Just thinking about things you might have missed out on because you were too nervous to take a chance. It’s not that successful people don’t face fear, but instead of giving up they face it head on.
#4 Lifelong Learners
Remember elementary, middle, and high school and even college. For some, learning ended when school ended. However, this could be furthest from the truth. A commitment to lifelong learning will propel you towards success by keeping your mind sharp and your skills up to date.
#5 Stay Organized
There may be a handful of geniuses that are able to create and think surrounded by a mess, but for many of us a cluttered space can be a major distraction. Being organized will not only save you time, and energy but can significantly boost your level of focus. Try it!
#6 Create and Maintain Balance
What is the point of success if you don’t take the time to enjoy it? Hard work is clearly important, but remember to balance the good times along the way. Having a well-balanced life will keep your energy levels high and give you something to look to besides work.
#7 Take Time to Think
Take time to think? Well, yes! Guess what, successful people do. They know with success comes having to continuously think about what’s next? Schedule 20-30 minutes of quiet thinking time into your day. It works, if you work it!
#8 Surround Themselves With inspiring People
If you want to be successful, it helps to have successful friendships. Besides networking, having successful friends will inspire you. You will learn what makes them tick, and it’s never a bad thing to have a likeminded social circle.
#9 Plan Their Day
Do you ever find yourself wondering what to do next? Success people don’t, why? You’ve guessed it! The take the time to plan their day, because they know that the time invested will pay off. Taking half an hour to plan your day could save countless hours of wondering what to do next.
What do you want to learn? Whatever it is, there is no time like the present to get started. Choose an ideal time to start thinking on a daily basis. You don’t have to plan what to think about, just think about whatever comes to mind. Think about ways to improve your career, business or life in general.
Take Action NOW!