HABITS of Highly successful people! 🐺💯
1) READ BOOKS
Think book nerds are losers?
It’s quite the opposite, actually.
Last I checked, they rule the world.
Mark Cuban insists on reading 3 hours a day, while Bill Gates reads for 1 hour as part of his bedtime routine. J.K Rowling, the first ever billionaire author, read ‘absolutely anything’ as a child. President Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, and Albert Einstein are book lovers, too.
Reading helps you learn from the mistakes and successes of others.
Instead of just diving in; relying on your guts and motivation to lead you, reading gives you a mental map to bypass rookie mistakes people make in life.
Exercise keeps you fit and all that, but it also keeps your brain healthy, minimizes stress, and improves memory.
In fact, using ‘too much work’ as an excuse not to exercise is counterproductive. Studies show that exercise can boost creativity and productivity by as much as two hours. It makes you smarter, too.
Studies suggest meditation alleviates anxiety, pain and prevent depression.
It can also improve your ability to focus instead of getting overwhelmed with everything that’s happening around you.
That’s what happened to Arnold Schwarzenegger when he had a habit of doing transcendental meditations in the 70s.
Unfortunately, quieting the mind doesn’t come as naturally to many of us.
So for beginners, you can create the habit of meditating by concentrating on your breath for 3-5 minutes, which is the average starting point of new meditators.
4) GIVE BACK
Successful people allot time to give back to their community by working with charities, volunteering and donating.
Tom Corley, author of Wealthy Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, states that 73% of the 233 wealthy people he studied for 5 years volunteer 5+ hours a month.
Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, all donate to different causes.
Not rich? No problem. Volunteer at your local soup kitchen, help at the nursing home, or teach kids to read.
Many times, your time and the pleasure of your company is enough.
5) GET ORGANIZED
The supposed correlation between being organized and being productive is a belief that not everyone subscribes to.
But it’s something that works for me.
My desk is organized; everything has its place; therefore, I feel ready to tackle the day.
6) ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS
Ask the right questions and push the envelope.
Most of our workload revolves around the "what" or the "how" -- what are we working on today?
How are we going to accomplish this task?
But, what we don’t focus more on is the "why."
Successful people are constantly asking questions and pushing the envelope. Sure, that might sound like a toddler asking endless questions, but asking "why" helps you understand the process and, possibly, find alternative ways to fix a problem.
"Why" is always the hardest question to ask.
For some, it may come across as questioning authority, but that’s not the case.
If that’s how you think, you should get out of that mindset.
Settling for the status quo never made anyone stand out. But, questioning things is actually how you push the envelope.
I understand this might be difficult to do, but here’s the catch: It’s not necessarily what you say, but how you say it.
You can ask almost anything, push any envelope and even challenge authority if you do it calmly and respectfully.
Ask yourself a couple of questions: a) what does success mean to me? and b) is there anything in my daily routine that I need to change that will help me become more successful?
7) THE BEST WASTE OF ENERGY IS COMPLAINING
Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.
Don’t play the blame game .
Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon.
While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.
You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.
9) LIVE OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE.
Choosing to live outside comfort zones.
While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.
10) MORE HUMILITY LESS ARROGANCE
Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability.
They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.
Make sure to implement everything that is mentioned above, because all these habits have the power to change your life and bring you success.