August 29th, 2022
by Kim Myles
What exactly does it mean to be successful? Some would say it depends on what’s in your bank account. If that were the case, majority of us wouldn’t fit the bill.
It’s nice to have the cash flow to obtain our material desires, but money doesn’t buy life skills; which are priceless. It takes a lot more to achieve your goals. If you’re not practicing these 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, it could explain why you’re not living out your highest potential right now.
1. Self-Motivated- Know When it’s Go Time
What you’re willing to invest towards your goals is a good indicator if you can achieve them or not. The direction you take in life is in your control. Don’t rely on others to tell you when and how to go.
When you’re self motivated, you are your only competitor.
2. Determination- You’re Willing to do What it Takes
A practice of successful people is they put in the effort. No matter how daunting the task is, they rise to the occasion. Their willpower is mightier than the mind.
Many people want success, but not all are willing to do the work. Fewer have what it takes to maintain it. They do not know what accomplished individuals went through to get where they are. If some did, they’d probably pass on it.
Do you have what it takes? Learn about some routinues these famous people practice to keep them inspired.
3. Resiliency- The Ability to Bounce Back
If you drop the ball, it’ll bounce back and so can you. Flexibility is crucial to your success. Even the most carefully laid plans are subject to change.
When things aren’t going your way, it doesn’t mean you ditch your plans. Sometimes it is necessary to re-evaluate, re-do, or revamp your strategy. To reach your highest potential, it might take a few tries to get off the ground.
Even the Wright Brothers had a few epic fails before their creation, the first motor-operated plane, finally took flight.
Giving up is a habit of unsuccessful people.
4. Persistence- You Don’t Give Up or In
It’s easy to get discouraged if you don’t see rewards for your efforts. When we feel undervalued or overlooked, it can make us question our contributions. People may not understand or share your vision, but that’s a they problem, not yours.
Some of Nikola Tesla’s peers labeled him as crazy. Today we hale him as one of the most brilliant inventors of modern history. He lost many of his patents because of a lack of funding; he also lost much of his work in an office fire.
Had he let those things deter him, he might not have been a guiding light in our daily lives. Without him, we would not have the electrical Alternating Current, which brings power to our homes and buildings today.
5. Perseverance- Be in it for the Long Haul
Perseverance is arguably the number one habit of successful people. Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor is success. Some of the greatest civilizations of this planet were built brick by brick.
Torrential rains, forceful winds or extreme heat might have hindered the processes, but it didn’t stop it. Likewise, to see the fruits of your labor, you must possess lasting stamina to see it through, no matter the conditions, from start to finish.
6. Discernment- Knowing the Path That’s Right for You
There are many paths you could take, but not all lead to success. It might tempt you to take shortcuts along the way, but you might have to work harder in the long run.
Don’t shortchange your success by not taking the time to strategize. The choices you make can make or break you.
It’s also important to have discernment about those who are around you. You only want people who share your ideals and visions, or are at least supportive.
Remember, you’re only as good as your team.
7. Sense of Humor- Laugh it Off
If you can laugh, despite facing adversity or obstacles, there isn’t much you can’t overcome. Keeping a sense of humor when things get rough isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible.
No one is perfect; there’s always room for error. Don’t beat yourself down to the point you don’t get back up. Being serious about your success doesn’t mean you have to be critical about life too.
Remember to lighten your load by lightening up.
In conclusion, your choices and habits pave the road to success. Often, it takes willpower to stay commited to your goals. If you can look in the mirror and be proud of your efforts, you are an accomplished individual.
Even if you are still a work in progress, it’s your perseverance and consistency that are testimonies of your own success.
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