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  • 5 Things Successful People Do Well

    Published May 31st 2022 at 12:00am

    There are certain people that come to your mind when you think about success. Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what makes them so successful and productive. The truth is that what successful people do daily, the things that define them, are actually discreet and little actions. Here are 5 things successful people do well.  

    1. They get up early

    Nearly 50 percent of the self-made millionaires in Corley's research got out of bed at least three hours before their workday actually started. Many of them use the free time to tackle personal projects, plan their day, or make time for exercise. 

    "Getting up at five in the morning to tackle the top three things you want to accomplish in your day allows you to regain control of your life," he writes. "It gives you a sense of confidence that you, indeed, direct your life."

    2. They Exercise Incredible Drive

     Successful people are driven, and they push and shove until the job is done and targets are hit, and then they go again. They're able to stay focused on getting results. These folks often keep doing the hard things long after others are only doing what's comfortable. 

    Unsuccessful people appear to spend a lot of time on emotions and considerations that cause them to stop or settle and then rationalize how these feelings should be satisfied. What they don't seem to understand is this mechanism of drive is a muscle that can be developed by practicing nonconformance with society's definitions of success.

    3. Personal Care 

    Personal care with regard to diet, exercise, and hygiene comes next on the list of habits of those who are successful. For some, personal care involves a complex regimen and a highly disciplined lifestyle. For others, not so much. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, put it succinctly when asked what daily habit has had the largest positive impact on his life. Musk said simply, "Showering."

    4. They are Action Oriented 

    This is really the most important habit for material success.  It is the ability to get on with the job and get it done fast.  It is your ability to develop and maintain a sense of urgency, and a bias for action.  Fast tempo in whatever you do is essential to your success.

     You need to overcome procrastination, push aside your fears and launch 100% toward the achievement of your most important goals.  The combination of goal orientation, result orientation, and action orientation, in themselves, will virtually assure great success.

    5. They take initiative

    If you don't like something, do something about it. Many people do the minimum to get but wonder why they aren't succeeding. Successful people stay engaged and are ready to step up when action is necessary. They take the next step before being told to do so and complete things with accuracy. They go out of their way to be a self-learner, practice something until they perfect it, be the source of value, and be an influential converser. 

    Successful people have a holistic outlook. They not only take initiative in their own personal successes but are also committed to the successes of others. Helping others provides us a purpose. Being able to give solid advice improves self-confidence and makes us feel valuable.


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