In this post, we explore the subject of habits, what they are, and ten common habits of successful people. We believe that they can be learnt and thus, replicated to produce similar successful results. Highly successful people live by a code. Despite their great wealth, they live very disciplined and focused lives. It’s particularly interesting to note that despite their great wealth, they don’t indulge themselves in every of their desires. We’ve come to call these rules and standards by which they live habits of success.
What would you do if you had 100 million dollars today? Think about it for a minute. One hundred million dollars of tax free, debt free money to spend however you wish. It’s quite a day dream right? While the details of what each of us would do might vary, almost all of us would eventually invest some of it, but only after splurging a couple of millions on some really nice things. Also while we’re on the subject, think about this question too; does having 100 million dollars make you successful? Its a debatable question but the general simple answer is no, it does not. In the same vein, we can also say that while having 100 million dollars would make you very rich, it would not necessarily make you successful.
We believe that success is first and foremost an ideology. It is a way of thinking and living that ultimately produces wealth and riches.
Before we proceed to look into habits of successful people, check out these related links on the subject:
- Eight Rules to building a Successful Business
- Seven Secrets of Highly Successful People
- How to Keep Yourself Motivated in Life
- How to Balance Work and Family Life in Today’s World
- The Courage to Take Calculated Risks
- How Taking Risks can make you more Successful this Year
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With that said, let’s take a quick look at the power of habits and then consider ten success habits.
Understanding the Power of Habits
Oxford dictionary defines habits as “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up”. The keyword here is regular. Powerful as they are, habits are amoral; meaning they can either be good or bad. However, cultivating good success habits ultimately produces highly successful people.
Before we proceed into the next section, we’d like to share a few inspiring quotes on habits with you. We believe they will further inspire you:
- Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do. – Sean Covey
- I have learned that champions aren’t just born; champions can be made when they embrace and commit to life-changing positive habits. – Lewis Howes
- Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. – Vince Lombardi
Successful people have certain behaviors they practice consistently. It is this repeated practice of these habits of success that actually produces success. In the next section, we review ten habits of highly successful people.
Ten Habits of Highly Successful People
- They are Risk Takers: Every successful person takes calculated risks by going out of their comfort zones. They attempt seemingly impossible things and are not afraid of failing because they learn new ways of doing things differently. To them, trying out new things is a way of growing.
- They are Goal Oriented: Setting goals is a major habit of successful people as it helps them prioritize. It also gives them clarity because they have it written down and they review these plans as a daily basis.
- Successful People are Good Communicators: Highly successful people have good communication skills and make it a priority to communicate with those working with them.
- They are Courageous: Every successful person knows that things don’t always go the way they planned and can sometimes result in failure. However, as a habit, they stay courageous in the face of failure and disappointment. They are never afraid to dust themselves off and start over if they have to.
- They are Conscientious: People who have become successful tend to pay careful attention to details as a habit. Their understanding of the importance of details makes them pay careful attention so it doesn’t affect their results.
- They have the habit of Rising Early: Successful people are people who wake up early. This success habit creates time for them to plan their day, prioritize and prepare for their tasks.
- They are Habitual Readers: Successful people know how important it is to keep their minds sharp and stay abreast of situations. They do this by reading materials that boost their careers and personal growth.
- Successful people are Honest: Successful people understand the value of honesty. As a result, they make it a point to be honest and value people who are honest with them. They make it a habit to keep their word.
- They are Disciplined: Being disciplined means being able to control one’s emotions. As a habit, successful people don’t allow their emotions to get in the way of their decision making. They are focused on their goals and do all they can to reach them.
- They Exercise a lot: Strange as it may seem, successful people realize that a healthy body is needed to live a successful life. As a result, they maintain a healthy lifestyle and also find time to de-congest daily. This helps enhance their mental capacity and alertness which in turn helps boost their creativity.
What success habits have you noticed in highly successful people? Have you tried to duplicate such habits in your own life? What would you do if you had a million dollars? We would love to hear from you. Leave us a comment at the end of this post.
Today’s Funny Quote
As is our custom, we end this post on habits of successful people with a funny quote. Our funny quote today is by Doug Larson, the Columnist and Newspaper Editor
To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.
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