This post includes nine kick-ass success habits and behaviours that high achievers engage in regularly and three actionable steps you can take right away to make success your norm. That is right! If these nine habits become your norm then you will experience far more success.
While there is no way to know precisely what makes some people successful, we can learn a lot by examining successful people. Often high achievers exhibit similar habits and behaviours.
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” –
Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner.
The nine habits below, show up over and over again in success stories. If you want to be more successful in life, these behaviours might be an excellent place to start.
1. They Set Goals
Successful people know what they want. More than that, they actively set goals to get what they want.
Having goals in mind doesn’t count either. You need to write your goals down, and then break them down into an action plan.
2. They Stay Healthy
Staying healthy is key on the road to success. A proper diet, solid exercise routine, and getting enough sleep are 3 of the most powerful things you can do.
Being healthy will let you focus on the pursuit of success and not worry about always getting sick or fatigued.
3. They Face Fear
Fear is one of the biggest roadblocks to success. Just think about things you might have missed out on because you were too nervous about taking a chance.
Successful people feel fear just like the rest of us, but instead of giving up, they face it.
4. They Learn
It is kind of a shame that school ends so early in our lives. Some people feel like that means they are done learning.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. A commitment to lifelong learning will propel you towards success by keeping your mind sharp, and your skills up to date.
5. They Stay Organised
There may be a handful of geniuses who can create and think surrounded by a mess, but for the rest of us “normies” a cluttered space is nothing more than a distraction.
You will save time, energy and boost focus if you keep your space neat and tidy.
6. They Keep Balanced
What is the point of success if you don’t take time to enjoy it? Hard work is clearly essential but remember to relish the good times along the way.
Having a life balance will keep energy levels high and give you something to look forward to besides work.
7. They Take Time to Think
Do you ever make time just to think? Successful people do. They know that being successful means continually thinking “what next?“.
If you want to be more successful, schedule 20-30 minutes of quiet thinking time into your day.
8. They Surround Themselves With Inspiring People
If you want to be successful, it helps to have successful friends. Besides the doors they may open for you, having successful friends will inspire you.
You will learn what makes them tick, and it’s never a bad thing to have a like-minded social circle.
9. They Plan Their Day
Do you ever find yourself wondering what to do next? Successful people don’t. They take time to plan their day because they know that the time invested will pay off.
Taking half an hour to plan your day, could save countless hours of wondering what to do next.
Action Step: Set a goal.
It doesn’t have to be a huge goal, but whatever it is, break it down into smaller goals. These smaller goals will now become your action plan.
Action Step: What do you want to learn?
Whatever it is, now is the time to start. Choose a topic of interest and figure out what books or courses can help you learn more about it.
There are often free courses online, and your local library will have many of the books you need.
Action Step: Start thinking.
Choose a time, ideally at the same time each day, to do some quiet thinking each day. You don’t have to plan what to think about, just think about whatever comes to mind.
Think about ways to improve your career, business or life in general.
There you have it, nine success habits and behaviours and three actionable steps you can take to make success your norm.
They say that knowledge is power, but I think knowledge only becomes power when it is put into action. Are you ready to put your new knowledge into action?