5 Habits of Successful People
July 9, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
For many of us, change is a rarity.
As creatures of habit, we are afraid of the repercussions on the other side of change.
“If I change my hairstyle, will it suit me…?”
“My energy provider is okay as it is: why should I change it…?
“What if I change my career and find out that I’m not good at it…?”
But it’s these habits that result in the current state of our life and successes. If you practice regular and routine habits, you’ll have a regular and routine life. Wouldn’t it make more sense to practice the habits of successful people? Then, ultimately, you’d have a successful life.
It should be in the best interest for ourselves to want to do all we can to better ourselves and our situation. And we want to help by informing you of some of the best habits of successful people that could help you change your life:
It may sound cliché but this is as old as time. Organisation removes a distraction from your brain and allows you to focus on what it is you need to do to be successful. Think about it: If your desk is cluttered and your room is untidy, this will be in the forefront of your mind when trying to focus on the things that really matter. Stay organised, stay focused.
Continually ask questions
Whether this be to learn something new or to challenge the norm, successful people are continually asking questions. Questions give us answers, and answers give us information. It is this information that successful people then use to their advantage to shape their lives for the better.
Swap socials for study sessions
Do you ever get annoyed with friends when they cancel plans for reasons unknown? But are these the same friends who are seemingly more successful than you in life? It’s because they have realised that socialising won’t get them as far in life as studying. Whether that may be studying for a qualification that will get you a better job, or learning something new that will help you to make a success of your personal life, it is always okay to cancel plans to better yourself.
We all know the famous phrase: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” – and to some extend this is true. Of course we all need a foundation of knowledge and skill to succeed (especially for vocational courses like a doctor or dentist), but knowing people in various places can be beneficial to you when trying to move into a better position or if you need help.
Not afraid to put themselves first
You are the most important factor in your success so think about yourself before you think about other people. If someone is holding you back, don’t be afraid to cut ties if it means progressing with your success.
Successful habits will build the foundation to a successful life. Start these habits today and you’ll be amazed at how even the added amount of positivity can affect your success.