11 Things Successful People Do To Keep Them At The Top
In order to become a successful person on life owner, there are some key things to take note off. You can Login on your social media platforms and post all kinds of silly things and complain about how bad the economy has become. Rather than mope around and lament about your issues, try implementing the following steps and see your life change for the better.
1. They wake up early in the morning.
Almost all successful people start the day early. When you get up early, you’re more likely to feel in charge of your day. It provides them a sense of confidence to plan things ahead so that they can easily accomplish their daily tasks. They make use of this time by involving in exercise and planning the activities of the entire day. I know how you’ll love to sleep in and stretch yourself in your bed but sometimes getting up, taking a walk while inhaling the morning dew will go a long way to open your mind to fresh new ideas.
2. They are life-long learners
Continuous learning is one of the best habits you can adopt. A university or college degree is not the end of your education, it’s just the start.”The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.” There are so many resources you can learn from. Books, Google, Twitter, Podcasts, Online Courses, Youtube videos. Pick any and start learning.
3. Failure is a stepping stone to success
That is an ATTITUDE rather than a habit. Everyone fails in life. However, successful people see it as an opportunity to learn. Failure is only failure if you believe in it. There are three ways people deal with failure.
*Give excuses, blame, and give up.
* Keep trying the same thing over and over again.
* Get feedback, change strategy, and take action until you succeed.Successful people always choose the third point. When the thing fails over and over again, try changing your strategy and see yourself win.
4. They are disciplined
Self-discipline is not being tough on yourself or living a restrictive, and limited lifestyle. Self-discipline is doing things that will help in the long run.
5. Know the value of time
From the moment we were born, our expiration clock started ticking. Every day we are one day closer to our last. I am not telling it to make you feel bad, rather so you understand that we have only limited TIME in this world. So, use your time wisely. Time can’t be replaced, once it is used up, it is gone forever!
6. They make exercise a priority
Walk 10,000 steps a day! Exercise has endless benefits, which is why so many successful people have it on their daily ritual list.Working out does more to your mind than to your body.
7. They say “NO” very often
If you want to get more things done, you need to say NO more often. Most of us, especially in friendships, hate to offend. But the truth is that true friends understand and respect your position and priorities.Once Warren Buffett said; “The difference between successful people and really successful people, is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
8. They set goals
There is almost no successful person who doesn’t set goals.”The major difference between successful & unsuccessful people is that the former look for the problems to solve, whereas the latter make every attempt to avoid them.” Grant Cardone
Seven steps of goal setting
• State the Goal
• Set a Deadline
• Identify the Obstacles
• Identify the People, Groups, and Organizations that Can Assist
• List the Benefits of Achieving the Goal
• List the Skills You Need to Acquire to Attain the Goal
• Develop a Plan.
9. They Take Responsibility For The Outcome
They take responsibility for their lives. Unlike most people, they never play the victim role. If something doesn’t work out, they don’t blame others for it. They ask themselves “How can I make this work?” or “What can I learn from this?”.
10. They seek balance
“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” ~ Zig Ziglar.If you can discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term then no one can stop you from being successful.They learn the lesson and move on quickly.
11. They Delay instant gratification.
“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.”