14 Top Amazing Habits: of Successful People

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Why Bother Studying The Top Amazing Habits of Successful People?

Why is it so important for potential entrepreneurs and individuals to identify the background, characteristics, skills, habits, and qualities of successful people?

Well… purely, because…

Fundamentally you are what your Habits are. 

It is often said, that your thoughts, daily habits, and actions determine your level of success and true happiness.

These daily habits can either make or break you.

Ultimately, there are strong habits, traits, and actions that directly or indirectly affect each one of us for better or worse.

  • Whether we are students at university, college or a school
  • Whether we are athletes, great sportsmen or sportswomen
  • Whether we are politicians or state-men or state-women
  • Whether we are regular employees
  • Whether we are parents or spouses
  • Whether we are employers
  • Whether we are budding entrepreneurs

It really does not matter who we are…

As a matter of fact, often you will find many of us go through life, like a robot.

… day in, day out without taking time to reflect where we have been, what we are doing right now or where we would like to go in the future.

We just exist whatever comes our way and react to it with no proper thoughts or plan, just dabbling along and hoping things will eventually work out in our best interests.

But the reality is, in all honesty, it’s very rarely does …

In order to succeed in anything we want, be it studies, careers, relationships or business ventures.

We need to be intentional, purposeful and have a solid plan to follow with…

This will, in turn, help support our aspirations, of ensuring our dreams, hopes, visions, and ambitions stand a good chance of becoming a reality by actually succeeding.

Otherwise, without having any thought-out plan to follow, it becomes a hit and miss.

We might make it or we might not…

It really just depends…

This article attempts to list the following 14 Habits of Highly Successful People, to see if you can adopt at least a few of them to assist in your journey of becoming successful in your:

A way bit quicker than you will normally expect.

The Amazing Top Habits of Successful People and Individuals are:

#1: Successful People are Problem Solvers

 Successful people are great at spotting opportunities where problems exist.

They strive to figure out a way on how they can solve problems for other people.

They are not afraid to get their hands dirty and are willing to do what others might not be prepared to do at any given time.

This success habit alone allows them to create opportunities that favor them personally but equally, give them the extra edge to serve others in their space of expertise and experiences.

#2: Successful People Don’t Live In Their Comfort Zones

 Successful people are not afraid to come out of their comfort zones, even if the task at hand seems to be daunting and impossible.

They know their success is dependent on how far they’re willing to go the extra mile to achieve what they want.

They face their fears, confront their inner demons, negative thoughts and mental barriers that are constantly holding them back from moving forward.

They know, if they don’t come out of their comfort zones, they will not grow or learn to achieve anything of value or substance.

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#3: Succesful People Avoid Procrastination

Successful people are intentionally proactive.

They plan and prioritize their work, making sure each task is done and completed as expected.

They know the only way to achieve their goals is by just getting on with the actual work, not finding excuses by delaying it more than necessary.

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Execution is key.

Once they know what needs to been done. They are proactive in executing it.

It is not the quantity of smart work they do, but rather the quality of work they do daily on a consistent basis…

… If even if it is a small amount, which ends up contributing towards achieving goals for whatever they set out to accomplish in the first place.

I, my self have been a victim of procrastination for a number of years.

I did not even know what it really meant until when I was trying to achieve goals for my life such as…

… when trying to pass my driving test or creating a successful business that I became aware that I had a procrastination problem that urgently needs addressing.

It is therefore vital that you do your best to recognize and acknowledge that either you do or don’t have this problem.

If you do, then it is a must, you seek appropriate remedy or get educational advice on how you can address the issue once and for all.

Otherwise, I fear it could hinder your progress to achieve goals for whatever you set out to do for your work, studies, business or personal life.

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#4. Successful People are Clear of Their Visions

They are crystal clear about what they want to achieve.

They know exactly what the end goal is.

Each and every piece of work they do is geared towards achieving goals that will ensure their vision is delivered.

They continuously review their work to ensure their goals and main objectives are met in a timely manner.

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#5: Successful People Contribute To Good Causes

Successful people are very generous for the many resources and opportunities they have been blessed with.

They are by nature charitable and helpful.

They contribute to many worthy causes in their communities and the greater world.

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Whether this involves donating a portion of their wealth, sharing their valuable time & resources or by mentoring other people in their fields of expertise, experience, and knowledge.

They understand the value of paying it forward, and that by giving they receive much more in return.

They seek to build lasting legacies and contribute towards making the world a better place for the betterment of humanity as a whole.

Examples of great personalities of our time, past and present who have been instrumental in supporting awesome causes include:

Philanthropist(s)Foundation/Site
Bill & Melinda GatesBill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Warren BuffetSusan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Dame Janet de BottonWolfson Foundation
Mother TheresaCharitable Work
Azim PremjiAzim Premji Foundation
Nelson MandelaNelson Foundation
TY DanjumaTY Danjuma Foundation
George SorosGeorge Soros Foundation
Tony RobbinsTony Robbins Foundation
Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey Foundation
Richard BransonVirgin Money Foundation

There are tons of other good examples of amazing people, organizations and philanthropists, big or small who do impressive impactful work around the globe.

You and I should also do our level best to follow in their footsteps, so we too can collectively ensure, we…

…actively contribute towards building better, fairer, safer, prosperous, just, healthier, well-rounded, forward-thinking educated communities that support and empower our generation and the many generations that will come after us.

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#6: Successful People are Good Listeners

Successful people are good listeners and know that listening is one of the most important characteristics of being a good leader.

They understand the value of listening and appreciating other people’s views and opinions above their own.

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This trait alone helps them towards making the best possible decisions that have the best interest in their work, the issues/causes they are involved in and the people they are serving or leading.

#7: Successful People Invest In Their Continual Personal Growth

Successful people continuously invest in themselves and their personal development.

They invest in their:

  • Self-education
  • Excellent health
  • Happiness
  • Good diet
  • Meaningful relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Personal growth and
  • Overall well being

Successful individuals invest in their continuous education to keep themselves up to date with the latest emerging trends, knowledge, and all things relevant to their fields of work, business, specialties, studies and, interests.

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They know in order to perform at their best, they must strive to have optimum excellent health.

They work hard towards having a well balanced mental, emotional and physical health.

They invest in their families, trusted friends, and extended networks, who believe in their visions and those who support them through good and bad times.

They give themselves some ‘Me’ time and much needed ‘TLC (Tender Loving Care) to help them re-fuel, re-fresh and re-charge their batteries.

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#8: Successful People are Self-Aware

Successful people know exactly who they are and what they want to accomplish for their lives.

They are very much aware of their unique talents and strengths.

They leverage their skill-sets and natural talents to help build their successes from their knowledge and expertise.

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They equally acknowledge their weaknesses and do not hesitate to leverage other resources and tools to ensure their goals are met and causes supported.

They nature their talents and continuously seek to improve their work and personal lives.

#9: Successful People Value & Guard Their Time

 Successful people value and carefully guard their time.

They do not waste their time on unnecessary things or time-wasters who don’t bring value to them or their work.

They know their success is solely dependent on how effectively and efficiently they best manage their time and available resources.

#10: Successful People are Great Readers

 Successful people are avid readers of inspirational books and great works. 

They seek to expand their knowledge and expertise, enhance their thinking, develop new ideas and theories by reading a variety of inspirational books for their chosen fields, from a variety of established authors and mentors.

It is said on average, the top CEOs and successful individuals read about 50 to 60 books a year to be on top of their game.

 For the most part, learning is a desire and not a necessity for these exceptional individuals.

They understand that continuous learning is one of the major keys to any success.

Everybody learns things differently.

Figure out what your best option is.

A good question to ask your self is:

How best do you consume content?

Are you better with video, written words or audio?

Whichever medium suits you best… is what you should be using.

Alternatively, you could use a combination of all of the three methods, based on your time availability and how best and easily you consume and absorb information.

For example, if you happen to be driving or working out in the gym or whilst running, you could listen to your favorite audio or a podcast at the same time.

The same goes when relaxing, having lunch or whilst commuting by bus or train, you could read a good book or watch an inspiring video of your choice.

Just make sure later on, to put into practice what you have learned so you can benefit from it.

#11. Successful People Think Long Term

Successful people think long term as opposed to short term gains.

They understand that to achieve anything of great value and substance, they must exercise patience and apply long term commitment to their work.

They look at the bigger picture and work hard towards achieving their goals and visions.

They do not compare their level of success with others.

They understand that everyone is different and has their own journey to travel through, which is relevant and right to their unique circumstances and situation.

They don’t let minor or major setbacks, and challenges distract them from achieving their aims.

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#12. Successful People are Confident & Positive

Successful people are very optimistic about the successful outcome of their work and missions.

Even though they are confident and are hopeful of their future successes, they are practical and realistic that things may not work out as planned.

They are not deluded by false promises of overnight success.

They accept that there is a price they must be willing to pay to achieve their dreams and goals.

They surround themselves with people who exodus positive vibes and energy that is contagious and beneficial for their personal growth and life’s endeavors.

They avoid the pessimistic naysayers who do not benefit them or their work.

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#13: Successful People are Grateful & Appreciative

Successful people are grateful for the many opportunities and blessings afforded to them.

They are grateful for their health, resources, happiness, loved ones, teams, friends, mentors, teachers, and communities who have been their main support pillars.

They understand that without the assistance, patience, nurturing, support and positive encouragement of other people around them, they would most likely not be where they are today.

You probably heard the phrase, behind every successful man, there is a woman who has been supporting him at each stage of his journey and throughout his struggles to success.

The same can be said for successful women and other successful individuals.

The right support structure is instrumental for the overall accomplishments of Your success.

This support could come in the form of:

  • Reassuring words and encouragement that you have all that you need to make it happen
  • Financial assistance / Essential Resources
  • Much-needed advice, guidance and clear direction on how you should pursue a particular task or project
  • Right Mentorship

or

  • Kindness and empathy
  • Peace & harmony
  • Being lent an attentive ear to be heard or listened to
  • Being given alone time to reflect and figure things out
  • Being allowed to grow and prosper
  • Being given the freedom and resources to think and try stuff out

On a personal level, I appreciate the patience and continued support of my family and close friends…

Who strongly believe in my dreams and inner vision that touchwood, I have got what it takes to achieve my life’s aspirations and missions.

Fortunately or unfortunately to the detrimental of my children, who some times think I am crazy and overly obsessed with the entrepreneurship thing…

… simply because a million ideas come into my head and I always want to try them out.

It is important to surround your self with the right people who will uplift you and not put your down when you need it most.

Don’t forget that, the journey to the top can be treacherous, lonely and hard.

It is, therefore, vital to make sure that you get all the support you need from wherever it’s been made accessible for you.

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#14: Successful People Prioritize Their Sleep

Now, this is an extremely important habit to have.

In general, successful entrepreneurs invest in their sleep by making sure they regularly clock in 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.

One that I continue to struggle with, in finding the right balance for most days.

I don’t have a problem falling asleep or having good quality sleep as such…

I just don’t get enough sleep as much as I would like to, due to having many commitments including juggling full-time work, business and family life.

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I am not proud to say, that on fewer occasions when I have important work to complete, I have been found to fall asleep till the early hours with my head on the keyboard.

I try my best not to indulge in this bad practice, as I know it is not good for my health and general well being.

More importantly, it is not setting a good example for my children.

I have to practice what I preach…

… easier said than done, you might say.

However, when I am able to invest in a good night’s sleep, I find my self to be much happier, have improved mood, tend to be highly productive and achieve a great level of clarity for my work and overall thinking.

I become more like myself.

I recommend you do your level best in making sure no matter what you set out to do, you always prioritize having a good night’s sleep and getting sufficient rest.

Believe me, when I say sleep is very important for your success, health and, sanity.

Take Home Message

The traits and habits of successful people mentioned above will hopefully help you on your journey of becoming successful in whatever you set out to accomplish for your life.

Pick a few that you like and see if you can incorporate them into your daily regime.

You can certainly start with the sleeping habit.

This will definitely get you started in the right way in no time.

If your sleeping is sorted, you will find the rest of the habits will eventually fall into place naturally.

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What good Habits do you follow?  Do you know of any other Habits of successful people we can add to the list? Share your comments below.

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