We post this article with the aim of sharing how to break a bad habit. Its goal is to help you improve your creative thinking, productivity, and build work-life balance and achieve mental health.
However, once you break bad habits, you need to learn and absorb the habits of successful people, which no one else in the world has. This is important because it will propel you to become a superstar and guide you on the path to success. But first, you have to define what success is to you.
For some, it means making more money, getting promoted at work, or being more influential. As for others, success is learning while improving skills, making progress in career and business.
Once you understand the definition of success, it’s important to learn and practice the habits of successful people.
Here are 8 habits of successful people in their daily steps:
One common habit that most successful people share can be found in libraries. Have you found a leader who doesn’t read? Every leader reads. Reading is one of the important habits of successful people.
PJ Worsfold, head of product division for FTSY or footsy, an AI-powered platform that tailors people to shoes that fit them says he spends an hour after dinner digesting information about relevant industry, pop culture and current events.
Reading is a way to peer into the minds of great and successful people, visit locations you may never physically reach and improve yourself in every aspect of life.
Bill Gates founded Microsoft and he is one of the richest individuals on the planet. He has given charity courses through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
So, what does Bill Gates do every day that the rest of the world doesn’t?
He was known to work out on a treadmill in 2008 after waking up. He combined it with watching videos from the Teaching Company series Great courses according to a report by Business Insider.
Every successful person knows that it takes a great body to have a strong mind. Success requires mental fitness.
Tom Carley, in his book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life, states that 76 percent of wealthy people exercise at least 30 minutes every day. Most of them attribute their success and happiness to physical fitness.
Mark Zuckerberg is a 35 year old billionaire with a fortune of over $72 billion. She says,
“I make sure I work out at least three times each week – first thing in the morning.”
#3. Get Rid of Fear
Fear is a great threat to success. You cannot achieve great results without courage.
Did you know Warren Buffet used to be afraid of public speaking until he got sick and even talked about it in an interview? He was eager to deliver speeches in high school and during his university years. She revealed that she dropped out of public speaking courses and avoided presentations at all costs and at all costs.
So how did Warren overcome his fear of public speaking and win an award for completing the course?
Here are Warren Buffet’s habits to gain your confidence in public speaking.
Take small steps to improve yourself.
Reorganize your nerve endings in a positive reaction to an opportunity.
Practice like it’s real
She took up a teaching position, after completing a public speaking course to maintain her posture or risk being dragged backwards.
#4. Never Give Up
Successful people understand that hard times are over. When you hear the names of successful people like Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba and Elon Musk, you may not believe they are going through tough times.
Musk was not only bullied at school, but he was also fired from Paypal. However, he did not despair. His company, Tesla, recently became America’s most valuable company and is now $2.1 billion richer according to Forbes.
Harvard turned down Jack Ma about ten times because his idea of bailout payments was not accepted. He was also rejected as a job candidate at KFC. However, he became one of the richest personalities in China and the world.
This is my conclusion:
“If you find yourself in a difficult situation, you can change your goals, but you must not give up. Every success story comes with sacrifices. Do not give up!”
#5. Stay Hungry, Stay Stupid!
When Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started what is now known as Apple in their parents’ garage, no one knew that the giant move of 1976 would be formidable and relevant in this century.
A significant setback for Steve was when the board of directors forced him out of the company in 1985 because they didn’t trust his Mackintosh idea.
He sleeps on the floor during his hard times, and he trades bottles of coke for a meal ticket at the local Hare Krishna temple. The focus is on the vision.
In 1985, he founded NEXT and Pixar Animation Studio in 1989 with colleagues and friends. In 1997, Apple was about to file for bankruptcy. Jobs was invited to negotiate the purchase of NEXT and this brought him back as CEO of Apple.
The company regained profitability in less than a year. He shared his successful habits in Stanford University’s Convocation Speech in 2005- Stay Hungry, Stay Stupid.
You can imagine Bill Gates’ busy schedule. Nonetheless, he kept track of every idea and plan by taking notes. Another successful billionaire who has the same habit is Richard Brandson. Richard is a heavy note-taker. Richard and Gates both spoke at a conference in London.
While Gates was making his closing remarks, he took out several pieces of paper from his pocket. The note was written on paper he kept in his pocket, according to Richard Branson. Richard linked the habits of successful people to the simple habit of taking notes.
#7.Plan Every Minute
Bill Gates is one of the posters of success in terms of time management. The Telegraph reports that he breaks his schedule into five-minute intervals.
And guess what? Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, did the same. Every minute is carefully planned. He doesn’t believe in procrastination. He shares the same philosophy on time management as Warren Buffet:
“Time is the only asset that money cannot buy.”
You can buy all the assets in the world but you can’t buy more time. Successful people have a habit of making every minute count.
So, let’s talk about you! Are you leaving the next thing for later? Did you do what came, or was your time already scheduled?
Bill Gates and every successful person make the most of their time.
“Anything that wastes your time is wasting your golden opportunity to be successful.”
Sharing includes charitable giving or sharing ideas. Giving is another common habit that most successful people share. They understand the importance of giving. They believe that:
“Life is not in duration, but a donation.”
Bill and Melinda Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey and Serena Williams are some of the successful givers. Most recently, Serena ended a three-year title drought and donated her winnings of around $43,000 to the victims of the fires in Australia.
You don’t need too much money before you can donate, you can start with what you have. You can volunteer to teach orphans or provide assistance to communities recovering from a volcanic eruption in the Philippines.
Impact should be the result of success and not just the accumulation of wealth.
Habits, good or bad, are what make or break a person’s success. If you want to be successful, you just need to break bad habits and strengthen the habits of successful people that I have shared so far are fine.
It takes effort and a consistent routine to succeed. It may take more skill and consistent practice, but success is inevitable.
Summary of discussion: 8 unique habits of successful people:
- Read widely
- Exercise Routine
- Get rid of fear
- Do not ever give up
- Stay Hungry, Stay Stupid
- Make Notes
- Plan Every minute
Thus our discussion, which of these 8 habits have you and will you live by? Or maybe you have other ideas, let’s share them in the comments column, okay?