The most successful people in the world did not arrive there by accident. Truly
successful people, whether they are millionaires or have just found their true life
purpose and get to enjoy living it every day, are in that position for a specific
reason: their habits.
You can work, and work, and work at becoming successful until you are completely
burned out. But if you don't develop the specific daily habits of successful people,
it's unlikely you'll ever get there.
I'm going to share five of these successful habits, and I hope you'll consider
integrating them into your life.
Successful People Believe in Themselves
If you're going to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you have to
believe that you are capable of making it happen. Believing in yourself is a choice.
Of the hundreds of super successful people I have interviewed throughout my career,
almost every one of them told me, "I was not the most gifted or talented person in
my field, but I chose to believe anything was possible. I studied, practiced, and
worked harder than the others, and that's how I got to where I am." Successful
people assume in favor of themselves and act as if achieving their goals is
They Set Goals
Experts on the science of success have revealed that the brain is a goal-setting
organism. And successful people know that if they give a goal to their subconscious
mind, it will work night and day to achieve it. They set high goals that are both
realistic and measurable, and they make an effort to work towards those goals every
They Go the Extra Mile
Successful people know that if they want to really excel in business, school, and
life, they have to go the extra mile. They give the people around them - their
customers, team, family - more than is expected and, in return, they're handsomely
rewarded with loyalty, referrals, opportunity, and money.
They don't focus on the "What's In It for Me" policy. They don't put stock in
whether something is fair or whether they'll be compensated or recognized for more
effort. Instead, they focus on exceeding expectation, paying extra attention to
detail, and providing quality work above all else.
They Take Action
Successful people know that the world doesn't pay you for what you know; it pays you
for what you do. They make a point to create a vision, set goals, break them down
into small steps, visualize and affirm their success, believe in themselves, and
then get out there and go for it. They are keenly aware of the fact that nothing
happens until they take action. When you take action, you trigger all kinds of
things that will inevitably carry you to success. You begin to learn things from
your experiences that cannot be learned from listening to others or from reading
books. And you begin to attract others who will support and encourage you.
They Practice Appreciation
Successful people know that when they show appreciation to the people in their lives
- such as their employees, loved ones, or colleagues - they not only make those
people feel better, but they themselves feel better and more successful. This is one
of the biggest factors in how people become successful. The fact is, people are more
likely to help you achieve your goals if they believe that you appreciate their
efforts. There is no downside to this. Appreciation costs nothing, and no one has
ever complained about being over-appreciated.