7 Insider Habits of Truly Successful People

Success in life means to fulfill your potential as a human being and to get the most out of yourself in every area of your life. This success is largely determined by your habits. Below is a list of habits that will make your dreams a reality:

1. The habit of thinking long term

The clearer your long term goals, the better your decisions will be. The rule goes like this: be clear about the goal but be flexible about the process. You can always review your ways and correct them. Try this exercise, in a piece of paper, write down ten goals you want to achieve in the present tense as they’re already realities then put that list away. Many people have tried this, only to be amazed after a few months or a year to see that most of those goals are a reality now. This is essentially because those goals, once written down, they become programmed into your subconscious mind and this makes your everyday actions and decisions oriented towards those goals.

2. The habit of starting the day with a list

Start the day with a list of things you have/want to do, you can write down this list in the morning but the best time to write this list would be at the end of the day so your subconscious mind will work on this list all night long while you’re sleeping so you’ll wake up with a clear idea of what you need to do to get this list done.

3. The habit of prioritizing:

When going over your list of things to get done, start with the most important and urgent item. It’s easy for average people to waste their time on the small and easy tasks and leave the important one to the last minute if it gets done at all. The thing is while your most important task might be dreadful or might take some time, getting it done and setting it aside will largely increase your productivity and motivates you to get more done.

4. The habit of accomplishing

Lots of people confuse activities with accomplishments, they think that because they’re at work, they’re working. Most people would busy themselves in doing more things that have little importance. By the end of the day, they would be tired and stressed out but they have accomplished very little. Start asking yourself what are your highest value activities, the ones that you do best and that contribute to your overall productivity the most. Write a list of these activities and start doing them first thing and if you can delegate the rest.

5. The habit of working longer and harder than others:

A guaranteed way to increase your productivity by 50% to 100% is to get to work earlier, stay later and work harder than others. Work all the time you’re working and don’t waste time chatting or on extended coffee and lunch breaks. If you’re at the beginning of your career, there’s no other way for you to rise than working harder than average people.

6. The habit of working faster doing similar tasks together:

Develop a sense of urgency and move from task to task rapidly. To be known as the person who gets things done quickly will make you stand out from the rest. And if the tasks are similar, doing them at once or one after the other will enable you to get them done at the better quality.

7. The habit of looking like a winner

People are largely influenced by external appearances, and when it comes to success, everything counts. A good appearance, while it’s not all there is to you, can help you leave a good impression on others. So take the time to dress well and look the part of a successful person.

Remember that habits are a result of repetition, you don’t have to resolve to change your life at once, all you have to do is to focus on today and then repeat.

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