Have you ever seen someone successful and wondered, what is
it about them that makes them so successful?
You’re not the first one to wonder that and many people have studied the habits and goals of successful people.
Instead of looking at this list with judgment if you don’t possess these habits, look within and work on ways to improve.
5 Habits of Successful People
They own their crap.
Have you ever met someone (come on, I know you have) where
everything going wrong in their life is someone else’s fault? They think they are
just unlucky in life and succumb to the “hand they’ve been dealt”. They don’t
have a job because they don’t have the skills. They are overweight because they
don’t have time to exercise. They’re unlucky in love because all the good ones
are taken. The list goes on and on.
Successful people don’t constantly blame others for something
not going right in their life. They don’t blame the universe. They don’t blame
their parents. They don’t blame Peggy Sue from down the street. They own their
crap. They take full responsibility for their lives and realize if they don’t
like the way something is going, they change it.
If a successful person can’t get a job because they don’t
have the skills, then they find a way to get those skills. If they are
overweight and need to exercise, they make that time a priority. If they feel they
are unlucky in love, they do the inner work to figure out why they have those
Successful people are NOT the victim. They own their crap.
They seize the day.
Successful people don’t sleep their days away. They go to bed
early, and get up early, ready to face the day.
Tell me, how do you feel when you sleep late but wanted to
accomplish a lot that day?
I’m a natural morning person, so I know I’m a bit biased and
it’s hard for me to understand how difficult it can be for those night owls.
But I do know one thing. If you want to get a lot accomplished, you can’t sleep
the day away!
You must get up and get moving. Begin every day with intention. Get the blood moving with some exercise. Do some self-care. Read the bible. Journal. There are so many positive ways to set your day up for success.
Surround Themselves with Other Like-Minded People
If you’re surrounded by people that don’t understand your
passions or your mission, they will eventually bring you down to their level.
If you’re surrounded by negative people, you will start to think negatively. If
you don’t feel supported, you’ll eventually give up.
Sometimes those closest to us are the ones I’m speaking about. You can’t cut them out of your lives, and that’s not what I’m saying. But you can find other ways of support. You can create new relationships that will inspire you, understand you, and help you succeed.
Successful people don’t work themselves to the point of burnout. They listen to their bodies and intuition and know when to take a break.
It’s so important to take care of ourselves, both physically
You can take care of yourself mentally by journaling, getting
out in nature, doing mindset work, having fun, spending time with friends and
family, or reading a book. It can be doing anything you enjoy.
Physically you can take care of yourself by getting
exercise, eating right, and getting enough sleep.
A lot of the time we are so focused on reaching a goal or
getting a job done, we forget how important it is to still take care of
ourselves. Don’t do that! Avoid the burnout.
Make Decisions as If They Are Already Successful
This one has been a bit harder for me to grasp, but I’m
slowly getting there!
Successful people make decisions as if they are already
For example, if your goal is to be fit and healthy, you
would make daily choices as if you already are. You would
exercise and make smart food choices every day.
If your goal is to become a Rockstar 6-figure entrepreneur,
you would make decisions as if you already are. You would stop
thinking small and put yourself out there as if you were already at the top of
In order to be successful, you have to start thinking as if
you already are. Make the decisions your successful self would.
I hope this helps you think about what it is you need to
work on to get to where you want to be. And really, that place is arbitrary. Successful
people never truly get there because once they reach their destination, they
always ask, “ok, what’s next?”.