You cannot be extraordinary with ordinary habits.
We all dream of being successful but only a few reach those towering heights. Why? The definition of success can be different for different people but there are a few habits that all successful people have in common. Everything they do in their life is aligned with their goals. This is the success-mindset.
Here are the 10 habits that you can inculcate in your daily life to get the immeasurable success you deserve-
1. They hate mediocrity
Mediocrity has no place in the life of successful people. They detest it to the core. They plan on to be anything but mediocre. The amount of effort they put in speaks volumes. They strive for excellence in all that they do. They want to be the best and that’s how they rule!
2. See the bigger picture
Successful people have vision. They see the long term goals. They know where they are heading. They see the bigger picture. In the times of hardship, the vision helps them turn the corner. They plan in advance and stay ahead. They don’t wait for the next big thing to arrive; they make the next big thing arrive.
3. Follow their Passion
Successful people discover their passion and follow it through. They are smitten with what they do and do it with utmost passion. It also helps them to keep going when the times get tough, to not give up no matter how hard the circumstances get. They continue despite of all the hurdles with hearts full of passion and never give up.
4. Set Goals
It’s impossible to be successful without setting goals. All successful people set goals because it gives life a sense of purpose. You know precisely what to achieve, you know the way to success! It’s easy to go off track, to go astray and do something that was not even part of the plan. Start setting goals and set them high! Raise the bar.
5. Lifelong learning
Successful people are perpetual learners. They never stop learning because once you stop learning, you stop growing. They are curious to learn and try to learn as much as possible in ways as many as possible. Steve job rightly said “Stay hungry, stay foolish”.
6. Read tons of Books
All successful people are avid readers. They read voraciously and this gives them the super power to change their lives because books teach life lessons that are pivotal for success. Bill Gates reads over 50 books a year!
7. Practise Self-Discipline
Self-discipline is the toughest discipline and is extremely decisive for success. Successful people teach themselves to be disciplined and their unwavering willpower paves the way for success in their life! It’s easy to give in that’s why most people do and that is why most people are not successful.
8. Time management
Successful people do spectacular time management. They prioritize and do the most important and demanding tasks first moving on to the less important ones. They don’t squander their valuable time doing things that don’t matter. We all have 24 hours in a day and this is how you set yourself apart from the rest!
9. Know the why!
Successful people not only know the ‘what’ but more importantly the ‘why’. They know the why behind all their actions and it makes decision making much easier and pragmatic for them. This is how their actions are in keeping with their goals at all times.
10. Solution- Focused
Successful people don’t waste time whining about the problems, they spend time contemplating the solution. They don’t cry over spilt milk. They have splendid problem solving skills, they persevere and they win. They always manage find a way. They focus on turning the tables in their favor!
Why don’t you give it a try?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”