10 Common Habits of Highly Successful People

Do you know, which habits can take you towards success?

I believe in the fact that if you want to be successful, you need to give up bad habits and stick to the good ones.

The actions you take in your day-to-day life unknowingly get changed into Habits, so you have to think twice before performing any actions. There is a very thin line difference between good and bad habits, so you have to be wise in choosing them.

Bad Habits fester and become a part of a lifestyle which takes you away from your goals, whereas Good Habits can help create life more cheerful, positive and impactful which brings you near to your goals.

No doubt every human being is a mixture of good and bad habits, but the successful person is the one who understands the difference.

So, what are the common things which make the uber rich, famous and successful people different from the rest? It is not that they have got any extra advantage or resources if you think so you are wrong. Instead, the most successful didn’t even have some resources, we have right now.

Everyone thinks if I could have a handbook for success or a shortcut that makes me instant rich. Every successful person says there is no shortcut to it but change in your daily habits can lead you closer to it.

My article is inspired from the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I strongly recommend each one of you to buy and read this book.

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Common Habits of Successful People

So you might be wondering how these people have become successful? What I feel is that they surely have some inherent qualities and habits that have made them victorious in their business voyage.

Let’s explore the common habits of these influential people and how we can implement these habits to be successful in our personal and a professional journey.

#1 Successful People Plan their Day a Night Before

You cannot achieve your goals if you don’t have a plan for the next day. So it’s always good to plan your day a night before.

This is a common habit found in the successful people, they have a plan for everything not just an upcoming day, but for upcoming weeks, months and even years.

Successful people spare a time to plan their next day, so they have a clear work checklist once they wake up.

Although it’s true life that doesn’t work out as planned. But if you plan your tasks for the next day, there are chances that you can customize your plan without losing momentum.

#2 Successful People are clear about their Goals

If you want to be successful, it obvious you have to set up your goals and the same way successful people are clear about their goals.

The common habit which has been seen in successful people is that they take a reverse approach i.e. the break down their big goals into small ones and work on each one of them separately.

All successful people work by keeping a bigger picture in their mind. When you think your primary Goal is your Ultimate Success, you work much harder to achieve it somehow.

#3 Successful People give a damn what others do

Successful people’s story can inspire, and one can learn a lot from their mistakes and habits. When you start comparing your life with theirs, you will find where you are lacking.

One thing that sets them apart from others it that they never give a damn about what others are doing or have done.

It’s good to be motivated from the successful people, but sometimes it could leave a negative impact of jealousy, stress, and unworthiness. So, it has been seen that successful people have a habit they do not bother what other people do in their lives.

They are least worried what others do and are more focused towards accomplishing their goals in life.

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#4 Successful People Don’t Hear, they Listen

I have seen people listen just to hear, but they don’t listen to understand. There is a lot of difference in hearing and listening.

All the successful people were great listeners of their own time, and they listen to understand and not just to reply.

So it will be helpful if you inculcate this habit of listening for understanding in you as soon as possible if you want to be successful.

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#5 Successful People make Health their Priority

It has been seen every 8 out of 10 Hustlers don’t give priority to their health. Instead, they spend a lot of time working at an office. Health is not at all priority for them over work.

The same was the case with successful people time back, but things have changed now.

Health has become the top priority for successful people, they have inculcated these four habits in their routine to be successful:

  • Good Food
  • Meditation
  • Sleep
  • Exercise

If you want to be successful, you must have these four things on your to-do list for sure.

#6 Successful People are not afraid of Failure

Yes! It has always been seen that successful people don’t fear the failures, they fail multiple times and stand up again to give a try.

Don’t be afraid even if you fail in your endeavors. Failure acts as a stepping stone towards success. In fact, most of the successful people have failed more than any other nonsuccessful person in comparison.

Don’t cover up your failures this will eventually waste a lot of your time and energy. But learn from your failures and avoid the common mistakes that you had made in the past. It’s ok to fail, because if you don’t fail you don’t grow.

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#7 Successful People Work much Harder than you think

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work Hard,”

The most successful person works harder in life than we can ever think of. Some say, the successful people are lucky, yes they are because they worked hard, took risks in life, tried their luck and went after their dreams to fulfill it.

“Luck comes to those, who try it.”

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#8 Successful People even have planned for their Weekends

Most of the people don’t have a plan for their weekends, and they spend it on non-productive activities which further leads to time and energy loss.

You will find it the most common habit in every successful people, they manage their time wisely and even plan their Holiday well in advance.

They are clear about their thoughts on when to do what and they manage all this stuff in a Calendar.

You can also use a Google Calendar to manage your work and weekend days to be successful at work. Because the more successful you are at work, the more successful you will be in your life.

#9 Successful People do not follow Crowd

Conventional wisdom yields conventional success, most of the successful people are known for their unconventional thinking. They always try to do something disruptive which falls within nature but can bring extraordinary results.

Trying is doing for them, if you don’t have the courage to try extraordinary things, it means you are not doing it. Successful people are most concerned about following their dreams, irrespective what people thinks of them.

#10 Successful People Shows Humanity

There is the only thing which never changes in this life, can you guess it?

The Change itself!

Success means different to every person, and it’s not stable at all. Keep working harder and harder to sustain it.

Success should never lead to ego because the most successful people are humble with others.

Do you know what is the reason behind it? They came from the same background, and they understand the pain hence are more humble.

The most successful people are most humble and fearless as they are because they never hesitate to accept that they have made a mistake and apologized for it.

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Tip: You might like to read about giving up some habits to become super productive.

Wrapping Up

Now as you have read generously this article, and it shows you also want to be successful in your life.

Here I would like to add something which will be a great use to you if you are more interested in the traits of successful people.

I recommend you to read a book: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” that would act as best Return on your Investment.

As you know the Habits of Highly Successful people, make sure you add it to your lifestyle and be successful.

By Danish Wadhwa| Last Updated : September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Productivity|Tags: Google Calendar|0 Comments

About the Author: Danish Wadhwa

Danish Wadhwa is a strategic thinker and an IT Pro, with more than 6 years of expertise in the digital marketing industry. He is more than a results-driven individual, who is well-versed in providing high-end technical support, optimizing sales and automating tools to stimulate productivity for businesses.