8 Habits Successful People – The Secret To Success

8 Habits Successful People

There is a reason why only 2% of the world population is very successful. There are 8 habits successful people have that creates their success. You probably have some of them. But most people fail to act on all of them. They feel uncomfortable and want to avoid it.

The only way to success and your dream lifestyle is to get into uncomfortable situations and do what others don’t want to do. Successful people are no different than you and me. They are normal people. A lot of them had the same background and lifestyle that you have right now. But they found the secret to success. Here are the 8 habits that will lead you to your success.

Habit 1 Be Proactive

This is by far most 1 of the most important habits. You can read all day, follow trainings, work on your mindset. But if you don’t take any action nothing will happen. Highly effective people act every day on what comes to them. They have good times. But they also have bad times.

Success always goes up and down. What happens with most people when success goes down they quit. Your down times are the times that you need to act a lot. It’s your learning moment. See where it went wrong. Find a solution and keep moving forward.

Wake Up Early

8 Habits Successful PeopleA healthy brain is a brain that has rested enough. In the morning people are the most active and have the most energy. Your mind is full with ideas. That’s why I work always on my business in the morning. I feel fresh and alive. Later in the day your energy level will lower.

It’s more difficult to get ideas working out than. Stay up late every day is not good for your mindset. You will be tires in the morning and wake up late. So, go to bed early and wake up early. After a while you don’t even have to set an alarm. Your body will naturally wake up.

Use Your Time In A Wise Way

One of the habits successful people have is to use your time wisely every day. A day only has 24 hours. And time flies away when you work with passion towards your dream lifestyle. The secrets of successful people are that they create a todo list every single day.

Do that just before you go to bed or when you wake up in the morning. You will be more productive when you know what you want to finish for that day. Don’t let you get distracted by other things. That’s one of the biggest reason where we fail. We just procrastinate the tasks and start doing something else instead of finishing what we intended to do.

Stay Focused On Your Goals

Focus is a very important ingredient towards success. Like I wrote in the paragraph above, distractions pushes your focus away. To help you stay focused… When you work on your business put out the TV, create a working space, turn off your phone.

Focus on what you want to achieve that day that will bring you closed to your goals and dreams. Never procrastinate. When you say you want to do a specific task that day, finish that task. No matter what. It will not always be easy. But when you stay focused you will create big results.

Network With Likeminded People

Having a success mindset means also that you have to be around people that are already successful. Who are the closest 5 people around you right now? When they are persons that only are negative and complaining a lot, I suggest you change your friends.

They will keep you where you are right now. When you surround yourself on the other hand with successful people, your life will start to change. It puts you in a state of mind that will not fail. A successful person has already walked the road you are walking right now. They know the way.

Habit 6 Read Books

Books To ReadSuccess starts in your mind with a single thought. So, you have to work for 80% of your tasks on mindset. A great way to do that is by reading books on mindset and success. It’s one of the 8 habits people are doing. Read minimum 30 minutes a day to fill your mind with positivity and ideas. A positive mind has more guarantees to success than a negative mind.

In my recommended book section you can find books that I have read and are great books for creating a successful mindset. When you are not a reader watch mindset video’s. YouTube is full of them. As long as you fill your mind every day with positivity and act on it you will succeed.

Take Calculated Risks

A lot of people are very impulsive when it comes to decisions. You also have people that can’t decide at all or are afraid to make a decision. Because they don’t want to fail. When you want to change your life and have your dream lifestyle, you need to invest in it.

Nothing is for free. Don’t let fear hold you back. But also, don’t be too impulsive. Calculate your risks. What will happen if it goes wrong. You probably lose some money that you invested. So what? Let me tell you this… You will lose money before you will ever have success. So, don’t spent all your life savings. Use money that you can miss. And when you have success invest it back into your business. In that way you keep risks to a minimum.

The 8th habit Work Smarter Not Harder

Here is a habit where a lot of people fail in. When people don’t see success, they start working harder and harder. What happens is that at the end of the day still nothing has changed. And they are overloaded with work. That’s why it’s so important to create tasks every day.

And when something doesn’t give you the results that you are looking for. Look into it and see if you can make some changes. Keep doing that until it will give you results. Instead of working harder on a task that doesn’t give you results. Work smart, set your working hours. Don’t work 24 hours a day.

Conclusion: Habits Of Successful People

I hope you enjoyed the 8 habits of highly effective people. Use them in your own advantage. The reason why only 2% is very successful lies in these habits. Stay persistent and don’t give up. The biggest successes are created in the bad time, when it feels like you are doomed to fail.

In that time keep pushing forward. Because your success is most of the times that tiny one extra step. Keep having faith in your dreams and you desired life. Believe me, you will get there. The road will not be easy. But if you believe in yourself great things will happen.

14 thoughts on “8 Habits Successful People – The Secret To Success

  1. It is indeed like you said that you need to be smart to create something succesful and not to let down if something fails, always go for your goal!
    Looking forward to more posts!

  2. This is a really valuable post which everyone must read. The habits may be hard to follow all the time but the rewards surely are worth it!

    1. There is no easy road to success. And you are right, the habits can be hard to follow. But if you are willing to follow the habits no matter what, you will have success.

  3. Great article! I love waking up early. If I’m having a bad day, I like to cut it short and go to bed early. Somehow the morning resets everything and I get focused and productive in the morning.

  4. This is good info my friend, you mentioned one of my biggest problems and that is going to bed late. It is not that I’m not tired it is because I work long hours and when I get home I’m trying to get my workout in and trying to work on my online business. I’m so wanting to be my own boss that if I don’t get something done it’s only gonna delay my success even longer.

  5. Hey Dennis 🙂

    I decided to bookmark your post, since you’ve mentioned some habits that I really need more work on, as well to motivate myself whenever I feel down.

    Amazing post! Keep up the great work 🙂


    1. Keep working on those habits. The down times are the hardest. Find ways to push you through those times. Being persistent will bring success.

  6. This is a very motivating post. The one habit which surprised me the most was take calculated risks! That seems a little… risky lol but it makes sense if you want to take a leap of faith you better do it after you done a little research. I also like how you mention to network with other people who are successful because that is how you will learn the tricks of the trade.

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