There are a few habits of successful people that make them leaders in their industry. And if you follow these habits for success in your life, you can also live a managed life and can become a successful person.
Before 2019, every year on New Year’s Eve, I would follow a similar pattern. Pray to God for next year to be good and get back to slumber.
But things changed after that, I started to read a lot more books on subjects like regular habits of successful people, from where can i find happiness and how to be successful in life.
l also created a bucket list and a yearly goal at the beginning of the year. This practice helped me to learn a lot of new things and discover myself. This practice also helps me identify my success thoughts i.e make me understand what I term success. And I do it every year without fail.
Do you feel that people take advantage of you because you like helping others and can’t say “No”? But this leaves you with lots of stress, tiredness, irritability and no time for yourself.
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Follow These 12 Habits of Successful People to Become a Better You
You may have hundreds of dreams but the key to success is good physical and mental health. You cannot make it big in life without them.
Although, there has been an increase in people moving towards a healthy lifestyle. The majority of people still prefer to sit every day as a couch potatoes in front of the TV with a bowl of chips and drinks in their hands.
People suffering from mental illnesses like depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and OCD is on the rise now.
There are still a lot of stigmas attached to these terms and many people can be heard saying “This is all in your mind, don’t think so much” or “These words like stress and anxiety are just modern terminologies and there is nothing like this in reality”.
But the truth is- we live in a very different world than our parents or grandparents used to. Thanks to the social media evolution, hatred, jealousy, envy, comparison etc have increased 10 folds.
So, if you feel frequent episodes of fear, overthinking, extreme negative thoughts, anger, feel like crying for no reason, suicidal thoughts. Please do not ignore them thinking that this is just due to stress. Talk to someone who might understand you or take psychiatric help.
In the initial stage, to reduce the stress levels, try meditation, find new things to learn, and do regular moderate or vigorous exercise and mindfullness (staying in the present moment).
Other habits for success that can be a game-changer for you would be journaling. I started this practice in 2019 and it has been a life-changer for me.
This is a best practice that you should start today as this is a great self-reflector. You can make your versions of the journal, and what you want to write in it.
I write my thoughts, goals, things have learnt in the day, and my weaknesses and strengths daily and review them weekly. This further allows me to analyse how I can become a better person.
Identify toxic people
As I said in my video, we are surrounded by toxic and negative people. It’s imperative to identify toxic people.
Once my mom’s sister (perima in Tamil) told me, that more than the people who show their real faces, we have to be careful of those people who portray us as the most helpful or heroic figures.
The best sentence (which I read recently) which can work in this is “I don’t know”- “I don’t know the other person completely (many people are two-faced) so I won’t trust him/her blindly.”
Identifying the toxic people would help you to deal with them. They can play the victim card very well. They are very good people readers and can use your vulnerability for their benefit.
A toxic person can make you question your existence and make your life a living hell so learn that person and keep them out of your life.
Follow a 5-sec rule
Success is different for different people. One of the biggest hindrances in achieving our goals is procrastination. This is a Japanese technique to beat laziness.
If you have to do any work, start doing it within 5 sec from when you thought of it.
Once we start doing any work, we automatically get motivated to do it for a longer time.
So, next time your mind gives you a reason to postpone something, remind yourself of the 5-sec rule.
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Develop mini habits
Habits of success depend on many things: attitude, risk-taking ability, consistency and much more. Consistency or Daily habits shape our lives but our current lifestyle gives us many reasons to postpone things for the next day.
Sparing 5-10 minutes a day to do the tasks like exercising, reading a book, and dusting the house would give you the confidence of “something is better than nothing”.
But this comes with a caution- do them sometimes, don’t make it a habit to use short cut every time.
This is one of the biggest culprits of uninvited stress. It’s important to learn how not to overthink and even if you do, how to control it. You can read tons of material on the internet and learn how to stop overthinking.
To put those thoughts to rest, the best tip is mindfullness, bringing your mind to the present moment (focus completely on the task you are doing at that moment).
Another technique that works for me- setting a time /appointment with myself (say- sun 12 PM) to think about the problem. If you start thinking about that problem, remind yourself of the appointment.
Don’t be a doormat
Since childhood, I had a bad habit of keeping quiet when I had to speak up. The result- people thought “I am very naïve and timid and treated me as a doormat.”
You should definitely respect others but first, respect yourself. If you don’t respect yourself, others won’t. Thus next time, learn to stand up for yourself, especially when it is not your fault and you know you are right.
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Hone your skills
This comes in the topmost list of the habits of successful people. They are always looking out for new things to learn and grow as an individual. Let’s accept the fact, that in today’s time, most of us are easily replaceable. The companies are on the constant lookout for people who can do the same or a better job than us at a lower salary.
The solution- Keep working on yourself. Learn new skills. Work on improving your current skills.
Constant learning might also help you to understand your capabilities and discover new avenues that might interest you.
Look at the bigger picture
Often, you are so tied to your present situation that you forget to look at the bigger picture. Success is out of the question if you always look at short term goals or short term pleasures.
But at the time of any unforeseen circumstances, looking at the big picture might help you get a new perspective. You may see many doors with new opportunities opening that you never thought of.
Develop this habit as it may give you the strength to fight life’s bigger battles.
Get your finances in place
We don’t understand the value of saving till the time we get a tight slap by our finances.
Saving and having an investment plan in place are vital. You should always have a backup fund for emergencies like sudden medical expenses, job loss (having a minimum of six-month salary backup) etc is a must.
Financial lack can put a lot of strain and you can easily fall into depression.
Learn to live solo
The last point is to be independent.
I know, most of us are social beings and we need someone with us. But the truth of life is that it’s very unpredictable.
So, make yourself so strong that you don’t fret on being alone. Start taking yourself out for shopping, movies, and dates. Time to build a relationship with yourself and get to know yourself better.
These habits have helped me to improve and re-live my life. I hope it does the same for you.