Successful habits of successful people

Successful people aren’t born successful, they put in hard work, dedication, long hours into what they do and persist in the face of adversity. Most people only view the successes that people enjoy, but they never thought about the work they had to go through, to get there.

Set Goals

People who are successful achieve small successes every day, through daily achievable goals. The small goals that they set will compound and lead them to their end result of the big goal in due time. Remove the long-term and seemingly unattainable goals and instead set smaller, easier goals regularly.

Track Your Progress

Success comes down to regularly tracking performance, habits, daily results, strategies that one does. By knowing how you are doing, whether you’re doing it correctly or wrongly, you’re able to make adjustments throughout the process. Check your progress regularly, and get honest feedback from a friend or a mentor, and take responsibility to hold yourself accountable.

Take Action Now

Everyone’s waiting for the “right time” to do something, like when they have more free time, more money, etc. Successful people, on the other hand, realize that there’s no “right time” to do anything. They just do it now, even if it means delving into the unknown. It takes courage to take action in life.

Don’t Be Afraid To Fail

Success only comes to a person after he has failed many times. Failure happens to everyone, so do not be afraid of failing. View it as an opportunity to learn from your mistakes so that you do not make the same errors again.

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby

It took Thomas Edison 1,000 times before he finally invented the light bulb. That means, he failed 999 times before he finally achieved success. After each failure, it taught Edison something new that will allow him to change the process until he finally succeeded in his invention.

“I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” – Albert Einstein

Self Confidence

Harness the confidence within yourself and really believe in your capabilities. Confidence is the foundation to success. Focus more on doing work that will lead you to positive results, instead of doing things that will end up making you disappointed.

Confidence overcomes fear. It can be fear of failure, fear of people’s judgment, fear of the unknown. To achieve confidence and to succeed, you need to overcome your own fears.

Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Most people live in their life shrouded in their comfort zone. They always choose the easy option in life. By avoiding the discomfort, it is akin to avoiding personal growth.

The pain that we experience by stepping out of our comfort zone can be a really great teacher to life.  It may not be what we want, but it is definitely what we need.


Persistence ultimately leads to success. When most people face rejection, they quit after a couple of failures, and then give up on their hopes and dreams. Imagine if everyone quit at the first sight of rejection or failures, there would virtually be no progression in the world today.

Reach into your innermost desire to succeed and use it to fuel your drive to pursue your goal and attain success. Do not stop or you will not get there.

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
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