Success! Is this what you are running after? Well, many of you do have the mindset of luck playing a role in being successful. But to tell you the truth, success, and hard walks side by side. Being lucky is very fruitful, but it doesn’t mean you won’t work for it properly. We have many examples of successful people around the globe who have worked day and night for their goals.
Tom Corley, an accountant, and financial planner spent five years surveying 233 wealthy individuals, mostly self-made millionaires, on their daily habits. In his bestselling book, “Change your habits change your life.“
Corley explains how these people were distinct in their daily habits that led them to the road of being highly successful. You know what? The best part is, you may adopt these habits to become a successful person as you’ve always dreamt of! Let’s have a look at those habits.
1. They Are Morning Persons:
According to Corley’s research, 50% of the self-made millionaires get out of bed at least 3 hours before their workday starts. To achieve the top three things you want to achieve in your day, get up early, enable you to regain control of your life, he said. A few significant people among early risers are Sir Richard Branson of virgin group and Disney CEO Robert Iger and former Yahoo.
2. They Are Bibliophile:
Corley said 88% of the respondents give their 50 minutes or more to self-improvement through reading. The reading includes biographies, history, and self-help books, meaning they use the book to satisfy their hunger for learning. Mark Cuban, a businessman, investor, author, and philanthropist, manages to read around three hours each day. He calls reading a “knowledge advantage.” Moreover, according to science, reading for pleasure can also boost up your career.
3. They Spend Time On Focused Thinking:
Among the self-made millionaires whom Corley interviewed said, they take time each day for about 15 to 30 minutes to ponder things going on in their lives. It is imperative to think about what you are doing and why, and everything that’s running in your life. Using quiet time to analyze your thoughts leads to stress reduction. Relief from stress helps you focus on your goals.
4. They Workout Daily:
Exercise regularly clears up your mind and fills you up with motivation. As per Corley’s survey, 76% of respondents devote 30 minutes or more for exercise such as jogging, biking, or walking every day. Such people include Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Oprah Winfrey, and Richard Branson.
5. They Spend Time With Inspiring People:
People surrounding has a great impact on your personality. Corley says, ‘you are only successful as those you frequently associate with.’ Keeping in touch with positive thinkers will help you think positively and give you a sense of motivation and optimism. You should be very careful regarding the company of harmful and toxic people. Joining a group with people of the same personal interest and career will help you grow.
6. They Have Multiple Incomes:
According to Corley, highly successful confident people do not rely upon a single source of earning; they put their hands on multiple streams.
But how many sources of income do they have? Corley says 65% of them have at least three sources of income before making their first million-dollar. Side businesses help you to combat the economic downturns, helping you to stand firm in any of your financial drop-off.
7. They Step Out Of Their Comfort Zone:
Successful people stretch themselves into being awkward and uncomfortable situations for their day to day tasks. They never put their backs off to a task that seems complicated. They move out of their comfort zone to achieve the goals they’ve set. Repeating those uncomfortable scenarios will help you build a muscle. During a conversation with the world’s re-owned flutist, jean-Pierre Rampal said that during one year of performances, he could count on one hand, the times he stepped on stage feeling comfortable.
8. Ask Great Questions:
A successful person has to be curious. Curiosity brings a whole bunch of great questions indicating learning, growth, and eventually discovering solutions. As Voltaire, a famous French writer, said, “Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” Questions give birth to intelligent communication with clients or team members. So the next time, while attending meetings, think and ask the right questions!
9. They Prioritize Goals And Pursue Them:
80% of wealthy persons are obsessed with pursuing goals, according to Corley. Highly successful people do not just say. They set their goals and work hard to achieve them.
Their approach is not “I will lose weight” or “next month I’ll make more money” instead they say “I’ll lose 7 pounds in three week time by working out three times a week” or “I’ll increase my revenue by speaking to 10 more clients next month.”
A great example is Warren Buffett, in conversation with his pilot, Mike Flint, he told him to write his 30 goals. Out of those 30 goals, he asked Mike to encircle the top 5 goals. He then said, other goals apart from these 5 are not the low priority list. Instead, it means that they will not catch your attention until you’re succeeded with your top five. You may have more insight into the highly successful people with examples over here!
So, you see success is not something that comes to you with ease. Success demands a lot of dedication, hard work, focused thinking, and change of daily habits. You have to step out of your comfort zone to achieve your goals. The highly successful people didn’t get everything immediately; instead, they have worked day and night with an optimistic mindset. Successful people don’t beat around the bush. Instead, they are focused on their goals, and they know what they want and how they will achieve it. If you’re going to be one of them you should start working hard from now on.
Please don’t waste your time putting your ladder over someone else’s wall spending your life’s best years climbing it. Just make your wall, your own goals, and pursue them. You’ve got the examples of highly successful people around you, idolize them, adopt their habits, and you can also be one of them. Be Dedicated to your goals, and then you can achieve whatever you’ve aimed for!
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