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Remarkable Habits of Successful People That Will Guide You

Priya Johnson Jan 28, 2021
Influential professionals become game changers because of their game-changing ideas. Is success accidental or is there more to it? What's the edge successful people have over the others?

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"Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities, they vary in their desires to reach their potential." - John Maxwell
Dream Big
Unless you dream of the mountain top, you won't work on scaling the mountain. The first step to success is visualizing where you want to be.
Prepare Constantly
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To Do List
Wake up early and jot down the things you need to get done. Prioritize and get the most important thing done first. You'll be lesser stressed to focus on the other stuff.
Idea Journal
If you aren't in the habit of maintaining a journal, at least jot down your ideas on a sticky note on your laptop.
Don't Look Down Upon Chores
Actor Meryl Streep admits to ironing her clothes, while Amazon's Jeff Bezos admits to washing the dishes every night. Chores keep us grounded.
“I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday.” - Will Smith
Live Each Day to the Fullest
Every day comes with new opportunities, so make the most of it. View each new day as a fresh canvas and give it your best
Bill Gates schedules a solo 'think week' in a cabin in the woods, to reflect and come up with new ideas. Set aside a week every 6 months, when you can focus and strategize.
Think Week
Did You Know?
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was rejected 12 times before Bloomsbury decided to publish it.
Challenge Yourself
Stop focusing on what others are doing. Set goals for yourself and try to achieve them. Work on making the current version of yourself better than the last one.
Inspiring Social Circle
The people you surround yourself with have an impact on your life. Negative people impart cynicism and negative energy, so check your circle.
The people you surround yourself with have an impact on your life. Negative people impart cynicism and negative energy, so check your circle.
Borrow as little as possible
Yearly Goals
Mark Zuckerberg challenges himself every year by setting goals for himself like learning a new language, a new adventure, etc. Set goals that inspire you.
Keep
Reading
While we may not be able to read as many books as Bill Gates does, we need to incorporate reading as a habit. Start with autobiographies or books about subjects you're passionate about.
Embrace Failure
Ellen Degeneres, Will Smith, Richard Branson, etc. all emphasize the importance of failure. Don't be afraid to fail, instead learn from it and use it to fuel your success.

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"Failure is not the opposite of success; it's a part of success." - Arianna Huffington
Say Goodbye
 to Excuses
Serena Williams didn't let the dilapidated courts and poverty in her surroundings distract her from her goal. Stop making excuses about your circumstances.
Guard Your Dream
People may or may not understand, agree or support your dreams. We are responsible for our own dreams.
"Just because others don't believe in your ideas from the get-go doesn't mean that they are worthless. In my case, it drove me to want to succeed even more." - Richard Branson