Habits of Highly Successful People
Highly successful people have an arsenal of positive habits which provides the platform for them to achieve extraordinary results. By implementing some of these positive habits you can completely transform your life, and achieve the impossible.
Installing habits highly successful people could completely change your life and here’s why…
Having positive habits in your life and daily routine won’t change your life over night, but when practiced consistently they begin to do remarkable things for your life. They provide a platform for success, the best possible chance of success through a variable which you can control, yourself. You can’t change or control your environment, but you can control yourself and the way you respond to every situation. This is a major key to success, taking control of your life and providing the best possible chance of success. Here are some key habits highly successful people implement in their daily lives. You can implement these habits today, and give yourself the best chance at success.
1. They wake up early
High achievers are known to wake up early, this allows them to take more control over their day. This is one of the biggest habits of highly successful people. They are able to work out, meditate, read, and have a healthy breakfast before most alarms go off around the country. Waking up early has a profound effect on one’s life, in that you are able to take more control over your day. Establishing this positive habit may take some time to do, especially if you are not a morning person, but it will have some majorly positive implications on your life. You are able to establish a good morning routine, prepare adequately for the day, get a ton of health and wellness goals done, and most importantly direct your day in the right direction.
So tomorrow morning set your alarm clock, wake up before the sun rises and start crushing your life. It may take some getting used to. You may need to force yourself to go to sleep a little earlier every night, you probably will feel more tired than usual during your first week. But once you have the habit established, it will have an amazing effect on your life.
If you are prone to snooze, then put your phone somewhere in your room where you need to get up to switch the alarm off in the morning. You will already be out of bed, you might as well just get the day started, and start crushing life.
2. They are health conscious
Highly successful people are generally always health conscious. They understand that they need a healthy body and mind to perform at their best. Let’s face it, you’re going to get nowhere in life living on the couch snacking all day. High performers know they need to keep their bodies fit, and their minds sharp. They need healthy energy, and a healthy energy delivery system.
You will generally always find successful people fitting in some exercise somewhere in their busy schedule. Either an early morning gym session, or evening session after work, successful people love to push themselves mentally and physically. Working out ensures a healthy body, it keeps muscles working, it gets your heart rate up, it helps your lungs, it boosts endorphins, which boosts emotional state and confidence. It boosts energy levels, it improves sleep quality. Exercising will make you feel happier.
Highly successful people generally value the importance of a healthy diet, as a healthy diet ensures their body and brain is receiving the right nutrition, vitamins and minerals to ensure they are healthy both physically and cognitively. A healthy body does really equal a healthy mind, first your brain receives the right nutrients to operate optimally, and secondly you feel healthy, which boosts your mind-set and confidence.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to completely cut out sugar, go vegan, and live a strict health conscious lifestyle. You can still have the occasional restaurant lunch meeting, or grab a quick take-away whilst you’re at lunch, but when you can try go for a healthier low carb option, ensure you eat fruits and vegetables. Don’t compromise on a healthy breakfast, a healthy breakfast will set up your body with the right nutrients for maximum cognitive capacity, early in the morning when it matters most. Try and have a healthier dinner, with some healthier snacks in between. This way you are eating a healthier diet, whilst still able to enjoy some freedom.
Top level CEO’s also ensure to keep themselves hydrated. It is shocking to find out how many people these days just simply do not drink water. Sure your body may get some water from that morning coffee, but there is nothing better than keeping hydrated. Water assists the brain by delivering oxygen to the brain. When you are looking for better performance from your mind and body, keeping hydrated is essential. It allows our bodies which are made up from roughly 70 percent water to operate optimally.
So change up your diet to healthy meals, hydrate yourself daily and start hitting the gym or working out at home. Your mind and body will thank you later!
3. They find time to meditate
Although meditation isn’t a new trend, it has become a global phenomenon over the past few decades and with good reason. Meditation has incredible scientifically proven benefits, ranging from stress reduction, to improved concentration, to increased health and well-being. Another incredible benefit of meditation is it allows us to process our thoughts, in order for our brains to completely shut off. It is scientifically proven meditation increases your prefrontal cortex. It is no wonder highly successful people keep a few minutes aside during their day for a meditation session.
So set aside a few minutes each day for some much needed quiet time, practice meditation consistently and you will begin to notice the difference. There are many resources available online which teach you how to meditate. You could also find a class near you, and attend their next gathering. We will also be releasing an amazing meditation course on our website Mind for Growth, so check out for that soon!
4. They read
Top CEO’s and executives are known for their insatiable thirst for knowledge, and can easily rack up hundreds of hours of reading. Reading is the best way for CEO’s and executives to gain new knowledge, perspectives and ideas. You will find high achievers with an impressive list of books which they’ve read. Reading not only provides new knowledge, but the brain is a muscle which needs to be exercised. We live in a world where the vast majority of people don’t read anymore, or simply cannot finish a book, and it shows in the level of success which top CEO’s and executives reach, simply by reading. Whether it be digital books or physical books, you need to read if you want to increase your knowledge, gain new perspectives and change your life.
So order some books online, or read some online pdf books, or visit your local library and start flexing that brain muscle of yours!
5. They have a routine
Highly successful people are known to have somewhat strict routines, which helps them in many areas of their life. Having a strict routine allows for efficient day planning and performance crushing time management. Routines provide a great foundation for times which need to be focused on certain things, such as work, gym, meditating. This allows for a clear picture of the day, and more importantly more control over the day. Having a routine in place also assists with discipline and consistency, and if there is any way to get ahead in life is to be consistent and disciplined.
So create a structured daily routine for yourself, one which provides set times for periods of focused work on specific things. This is one of the best personal development tips around. Time management is crucial to success. If you don’t optimize your time, you won’t be able to maximize your efficiency and probability for success.
6. They are constantly working on personal development
Working on personal development is another common trait among highly successful people, because they know they cannot advance in their careers and in life if they do not improve, learn and grow. Personal development is a huge subject with a wide variety of topics and categories which one can work on in order to develop themselves. The best place to start on your personal development journey, is through personal development books, articles, videos and life coaches.
So buy some personal development books, hire a life coach, find a mentor and start improving and growing your life.
7. They have incredible confidence
Top executives and CEO’s are known for their unrivaled confidence in themselves and their abilities. Confidence and self-esteem are key to any person becoming successful, because if you do not believe in yourself, the battle is lost before it has even begun. Highly successful people are known for working hard on developing their confidence and self-belief. This allows them to have more confidence in themselves to take more action towards achieving their goals, and take more risks.
There are many ways to develop your confidence and self-esteem, the best place would be to start with personal development books. Confidence comes from a belief in yourself, and continual practice of your craft, talent or ability to execute successfully. The more you learn, develop, grow, the more time and effort you put into practicing the better you will get, and the more confident you will become.
8. They have a positive mind-set
Highly successful people usually always have a positive mind-set. Having a positive mind-set doesn’t mean one can’t experience emotions, it’s extremely healthy to experience and feel emotions. But highly successful people approach life differently than most, they have an extremely optimistic and positive mind-set. This does a number of things, first it allows them to manifest the best possible outcome in each situation, it allows them to see more opportunities and take more risks. Going through life with a negative attitude literally shuts a person down, it closes them off from opportunities, and it prevents them from taking risks because they are too worried about what the outcome may be.
So if you are caught in self-defeating limiting beliefs, or find yourself with a negative mind-set, try switching things up and change your mind-set to shift towards a positive mind-set. It may take some time, and a lot of work, but with consistent practice and deliberate thinking you can eventually achieve a positive mind-set. For more resources you can look into NLP, we will cover NLP in an article to come!
9. They see failure as a tool of success
High achievers are known to use failure as a tool to success, rather than let each individual failure define them. Top achievers when failing will learn from their mistakes, make improvements and adjust and try again until they reach their desired result. Most people when trying something tend to give up and view themselves as a failure, rather than realize they may have not had the necessary knowledge, wisdom or be ready to achieve success at that particular moment. Which means they simply need to go back to the drawing board, increase their knowledge and skills and try again. Failure is a great measurement of ones current capabilities, but it should not define a person.
So start seeing failure as a tool to your success, learn, grow, adjust, improve and you will get to where you need to be!
10. They take action
We’ve heard this from so many motivational speakers and life coaches, “take action”. But it is undeniably true, without taking any action towards a goal, the goal will never be realized. Highly successful people are known to take action towards achieving their goals. They work out a plan to actualize a goal, and they then work methodically and systematically to achieve that goal. Taking action in the midst of the unknown is difficult, but we all move through life through the unknown. High achievers are not afraid to take action and risks towards achieving their goal.
If you find yourself needing to change your life, take action and do it. Get it done. They only way you will change and change your life is to take action and achieve your goals.
11. They are goal driven and focused on achieving results
A list of habits of highly successful people wouldn’t be complete without this powerful topic. High achievers are incredibly goal driven and focused on achieving results. We all need direction in our lives, otherwise we wonder through life aimlessly. It’s easy to see how people don’t get anywhere in their lives, because they are not goal driven and focused on achieving results. Establishing goals allows high achievers to know where they are moving in life, it allows them to progress towards achieving elevated states of life.
Top achievers are also extremely focused on achieving and delivering results, because this not only boosts confidence and self-esteem, but allows them to them to become specialized in their specific areas of expertise.
To achieve great things in life you must establish goals, and focus on achieving them. Work towards accomplishing your goals day by day. The cliche question “where would you be if you started six months ago?” is still valid. So work out some goals and get it done.
12. They are extremely disciplined
High achievers are extremely disciplined not only in their area of expertise, but in life. They are calculated and methodical, focused and driven. This provides them with the best possibility of success. It’s easy to get caught up in life, days, weeks, months go by so fast. Without being disciplined it’s extremely difficult to accomplish big things. Think about Olympic athletes or Formula one race car drivers, or pro golfers, or doctors, or lawyers, all these professions took thousands of hours of work, and incredible discipline to ensure those athletes were in the gym every day, they practiced their craft.
To achieve great things in life you must be disciplined. That doesn’t mean you can’t let lose, relax or have fun, but there is a time and a place. If you want to get big things done, become disciplined, it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself.
These are just some incredibly powerful habits of highly successful people you can literally implement into your life today. Implementing some or all of these incredible positive habits of highly successful people will transform and change your life. Give yourself the best possible chance of success by giving yourself the best possible platform to achieve success. Only you can change your life and become unstoppable. If you want to change your life, we are helping people do just that. check out our Life Coaching 101 Article Series
The Mind for Growth Team