Success means different things to different people. For some, success might mean financial achievements: becoming a millionaire for example. For some, it might mean accolades, for sportsmen it may mean trophies or results. For some, being successful might simply mean achieving a state of wellness, health or happiness. Whatever it means to you, take note of these 10 habits of all successful people. They apply to any area and any meaning of success.
1. They Set GOALS.
Chances are you’ve never met a successful person that doesn’t set goals because the chances of finding what you want without a clear target to move toward are slim and none.
If you don’t know where you are going, you will end up someplace else. Setting goals should be the NUMBER ONE priority for anyone seeking success. Define exactly what it is you want – your END GOAL. down exactly what is required to get there – MINI GOALS. Make sure your purpose, your “why” is strong, so when you those roadblocks when things go wrong as they always do, you have the strength and desire to keep going.
2. They Take Responsibility For Their Life.
Another key attribute of all successful people is they take complete responsibility for the success and failure in their life. Unlike the majority, they never play the role. If something doesn’t work out, they don’t blame others – rather they learn the lesson, learn one more way NOT to do something, and move on quickly.
Your energy is always best spent in the present, and planning for the future. Your thought process should always be “how can I make this work” and “what can I learn from this”. Never living in the past or making excuses as to why you aren’t where you should be. Remember EVERYONE suffers setbacks, everyone has the opportunity to either blame others & circumstances or to focus on moving on and creating a better future.
3. They Have Great Self Discipline
Discipline is a strong trait of all successful people, and it is one that can be developed with consistent use. Anyone that works from home or unsupervised knows the importance of self-discipline – when alone do you choose to troll social media, watch cat videos on YouTube, or do something that will be beneficial for your future?
It is much easier to have discipline if you have clear goals and a meaningful purpose, something much more important than your distractions.
4. They Are Obsessed With Self Development
You can’t really claim to be successful if you have given up working on yourself. This doesn’t mean you are never satisfied, just that you know it is human nature to want to grow and learn new things.
Be open to learn new things and develop your mind, through mentors, audio books and reading. The more you learn the more you earn.
5. They Read. A LOT!
Reading is a common past time of many highly successful people. The majority these days can’t sit alone for 2 minutes without becoming “bored” picking up their phone to go on social media, probably to post about how bored they are. Successful people you will find are always happy to be alone, to be quiet, to have the opportunity to read something that will benefit their mind, and their future.
If you’re not a reader, try audio books. You can play them in your car and use the time that might normally be wasted (traveling to work for example) to gain new skills, new strengths.
6. They Manage Their Time Well
Time management is essential to success. Unsuccessful people are usually frazzled when there are too many tasks on their to-do list. Successful people are never fazed, they prioritize the big-payoff and most rewarding tasks first, and leave the insignificant ones to last, knowing it doesn’t matter if they get it all done or not.
Successful people plan in advance, days, weeks, months ahead, knowing clearly what needs to be done to complete their jobs and reach their goals.
7. They Take Risks
If you don’t by a ticket, you can’t win the raffle. If you don’t take big risks you can’t achieve big rewards. Successful people know that there will be times they will need to take risks in order to get where they need to go. Often most people won’t take those same risks for fear of failure, however, the greater failure to successful people would be that of regret.
8. They Keep Going When They Suffer Failure & Setbacks
We all suffer setbacks. Every single person that attempts to live their dream life suffers through failure, many lose everything. Most quit, the successful never quit. They keep going, knowing their greatest character is formed in adversity. Knowing their success story is being written in every moment, and it will be especially good now they have a comeback story.
9. They Find A Way To Win
Successful people FIND A WAY. Period. Whatever life throws their way, they deal with it, dodge it, through it, whatever is required they find a way to win. It’s the whatever it takes mentality. It’s the confidence in knowing, whatever happens, I will give my all and leave nothing on the table. I WILL FIND A WAY TO WIN!
10. They Do What They Love
If you are not doing what you love, you can’t really claim yourself a success. Spending the majority of our life (your working hours) doing things you hate, for money, is not successful living. It’s torture to the soul. Find your life purpose. Think of all the things you love to do more than anything in the world, then brainstorm how you can turn those passions into profit, doing what you love every day. Even if you are taking a pay cut it will be worth it. Do what you love every day, and you will never work a day in your life.