Two Success Habits of Millionaires That Will Catapult Your Future

These habits will set you up with success for the rest of your life

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I recently returned from a short trip and before I left on the trip I decided that I wanted to revisit a post that I wrote about over a year ago.

The experiences I’ve had over the past few days sparked me to shed some light on why who you choose to spend time with is such an important ingredient for success.

My old post was basically talking about how important it is to surround yourself with the right people no matter what you want to be successful in.

For example, if you want to be a doctor, you should be talking to and learning from doctors. But if you want to be the top money manager in the world, you should be seeing whose shoes you can shine on Wall street and gain mentorship and knowledge from them.

You should start seeing by now that this is all sounds pretty simple and straight forward.

But if we know this is the answer for us to be successful why do so many people not do this?

Why is it that we don’t go after our dreams or seek advice from the people we admire the most or want to be the most like?

My theory is that there are multiple reasons, so I’ve decided to provide insight on two areas that I think are super important for anyone to be successful.

The Importance of Time

From my experience studying, interviewing, and being around successful people is that they all know the importance of their TIME. They don’t abuse their time and don’t let anyone take advantage of this.

For the majority of people this is hard because we all have a problem with saying no to people at times. We want to make everyone happy before ourselves.

If you want to be successful, being focused and saying no is a crucial ingredient. We all have outside forces that want to bring us into something whether it’s a friend asking us to go here, or a co-worker that needs something done right this second. It’s not easy to say no to things because we like to keep people happy, but there is something waymore important than this.

The most important part of your life is that you are happy. You need to be charged up everyday that you wake up and enjoy every minute on the rollercoaster of life. If you don’t, and instead just want to please others without taking care of yourself first, it’s only going to last so long. You are going to be unhappy and burnt out.

You need to be able to say no. Think about it, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, or Bill Gates wouldn’t have been able to create their empires if they said yes to everyone who wanted something from him. They said no, locked themselves in their office or homes and got to work.

Successful people all share the common trait of being able to say no to events, parties, meetings, and certain business opportunities because they are so focused on building and growing whatever it is they are focusing on at that moment.

Surrounding Yourself With the Right People

This could be its own article in itself, but another trait that successful people possess is an uncanny ability to surround themselves with other high-achievers and positive thinkers.

Most people put up with people whether they are negative, pessimistic, rude, or out-spoken without necessarily agreeing with or liking them. Its just something we all have to put up with right? Wrong.

After all it’s our mothers, fathers, brothers, co-workers, or best friend from high school we’ve known for 20 years that at points in our life, don’t make us feel the greatest. Instead they make us second guess our decisions or make us think we’re crazy for dreaming and thinking so big.

Something that is consistent with all the successful people I know is that they choose to surround themselves with positive influences. People that make them want to shoot higher or be better people. It’s not always about fame or money, it’s about being a better person.

Choosing who you surround yourself on a consistent basis is one of the most important ingredients for you to be successful.

I thought I would leave you with a quote that I live each and everyday by,

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”

Make sure you choose wisely and find others you can help, but also have people that can lift you up to be better. The ones that make you want to be a more complete person.

Tip: The best way to follow up on this right now is by taking a friendventory.

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