What habits make successful people successful?
There are habits of the successful people that make them successful and here I will try not only to discuss what they are but also how to implement them.
Call it a difference between the rich vs poor or difference in successful and unsuccessful. There does exist some sort of difference from the other given that one enjoys better positioning in life compared to the other.
It is evident that the successful have some behavioural differences in them that make them stand out. There quite a few differences but the ones that according to me make people top in their leagues and makes them stand out the most, are here in this article.
Let’s answer What habits make successful people successful.
#1 Successful have a growth mindset.
The ones who are successful believe that people can improve and there is always a chance to get better at.
So, What is a growth mindset?
A growth mindset is a belief that with work put in people can improve and learn stuff. Unlike the fixed mindset in which everyone has limits and beyond the limit it is not possible to improve.
How can you benefit from it?
What you must understand is by growth mindset everyone is inherently bad at the beginning but can learn and improve and master the art. Talent only boosts the process i.e. it makes it faster but doesn’t make the process disappear it’s a bonus to have talent not a penalty to not have.
Most people go for the blame game when they fail. Blame their bad luck, blame others are talented, blame themselves for being foolish or blame those who succeed as being simply lucky. That leads to a loss in confidence, self-pity and makes you stray from the path that moves forward.
Okay, Now lets back come to the topic that matters the most here you.
How do you bring growth mindset to work for you?
Well, learning to have a growth mindset is absolutely possible after all it lies in its very definition. All you need is some self-confidence and positive outlook. Believe in yourself and the process. Don’t compare others with yourself no two people are same.
#2 People on the path of success don’t give up.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – J.F Kennedy
The secret to success is not in the hundreds of smart tricks that tell you guaranteed way to succeed in whatever you wish to achieve in your life but in that one simple rule that most ignore or avoiding taking.
It is in that one simple rule “grinding” and “optimizing”.
Success isn’t easy but it is simple to achieve. The successful however talented or rich they may or may not be, they do understand this rule. You put in work check and then optimize it with enough time put in it works. It is that simple.
It takes time and effort to be strong during tough times and have belief in yourself. Truth be told best of the best break a few times. Those who face tough work and keep moving are those who make the difference.
#3 They are always looking forward to learning.
The successful know the importance of knowledge and value it. Knowledge can be in any form you can be book smart, have the know-how or be street smart. Knowing about what you are working on and what you are good at can make life whole lot easier.
In today’s world knowledge is no longer limited to a few select. You can and anyone can get it easily thanks to the power internet. Though still, the best way to gain it is through books just because of the sheer amount of time and wisdom put into it from ages.
Books have stored numerous amazing tricks just for you to improve, be entertained or be more knowledgeable. Don’t like reading no worries videos and podcasts can be other amazing mediums.
The successful read books and try to be up to date with news and there is a reason behind it. Global scenarios, economic movements and politics do influence your life and it is better to know how.
I don’t ask you to get engrossed or get swayed into debates which are pointless and only harbour media agenda. But do take time to know events which influence. 15 mins morning shows are more enough for that.
#4 Understand the importance of social skills.
Your social skills, likability and posture do impact your life greatly. First impressions are a true thing and a person with these qualities will always find it easier to get his work done.
You may think but I am not handsome/beautiful. Don’t worry it’s not only about the face your speaking, posture and grooming make a bigger impact and all of them can be changed.
You may not notice this but every time you meet someone you analyze them subconsciously and pass judgements.
This is what the successful understand and use it to their benefit. They work on people skills and improve their likability.
If you look closely you will notice that quite a few uber-rich and big politicians are actually extremely polite in person. This feels weird to many I mean shouldn’t they be snobbish and rude?
Well it plays to their favour to be polite, you need to work with people and you can’t get everyone to be against you so it’s good to be modest and polite. Those who are in limelight create controversy only to have their name be heard and stay in minds of people. They are likely to be polite in person (exceptions arise).
Also, understanding people allows you to influence them and have them make psychological choices that benefit you. This is something large corporations use actively.
So, how to learn social skills or how to be better at social skills?
Go out and interact with people and you will get better at it. Having mentors help but really it is the experience that makes things happen.
#5 They value time.
Time is what really governs our lives. Whoever you may be but time won’t discriminate and will keep moving at the same pace. To waste it is stupid (Understand to enjoy is not waste there is a difference). You always have a choice to waste it or utilize it.
Successful understand the value of time and also expect their tie to not be wasted. This is where the optimize point really kicks in from the 2nd point. You can be successful just grinding through but that is not the best way and you will use up a lot of time. The successful outsource and improve to save time and spend it on some other more important project.
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot”- Michael Althusser