Successful people lead their lives on purpose with uplifting truths, empowering habits, and strong principles. Their life of success is a direct result of their conscious choices and healthy habits.
1. Money does not equal success.
Sure being financially secure can relieve stress and open opportunities, but most successful people define their success with happiness and positive contributions. Money can’t buy you happiness If you’re unable to feel happiness from within.
2. Start the day with a purpose or a plan.
Successful people know exactly what they must accomplish each day to bring them closer to their goals. Take advantage of the “Golden Hour” – the first hour after you wake up in the morning, to mentally, spiritually, and physically feed your mind with positive ideas that will set the tone for the entire day.
3. Practice progress over perfection.
Successful people don’t set perfection as a goal. If you start focusing on perfection, you’ll become consumed in finding all the imperfections, that you’ll have little or nothing to show for in the end except for unfinished and imperfect work. It’s not about achieving the perfect goal, but the skills you acquiring reaching your goals. You’ll start making constant improvements and making accomplishments that you’ve learned from.
4. Surround yourself with positive people.
Surround yourself with positive and proactive people that can inspire you to achieve your fullest potential. Don’t surround yourself with negative people who are always procrastinating, complaining, and making excuses, chances are, you’ll start absorbing their toxic energy.
5. Focus on the positive, not the negative.
Successful people have overcome many hurdles before, so they understand and can quickly identify the benefits from facing difficult experiences. They don’t focus on what “could” go wrong, but on what they must do to succeed, as well as the lessons they will gain from the experience to help improve their lives.
6. Don’t dwell on failures.
Failure is an essential part of growth. Take these road bumps as opportunities to learn, grow, and become better for a bigger win ahead. No matter how many times you’ve been knocked down, learn to get back up and use your strengths and knowledge to improve.
7. Don’t dwell in problems
When you focus on the problems you’re facing, your behavior agrees with the resulting stress, hindering your progress while bringing on even more problems. However, focusing on actions to better your current situation produce clarity and positive thoughts, opening you to the possibilities of new solutions. Successful people don’t dwell on problems. They quickly process any negative feelings and move on, because they know they’re most effective when they focus on solutions.
8. Don’t concern yourself with how others judge you.
Set your own values, goals, and principles. Don’t base your worth on how others think of you. Everyone sees through eyes of personal life experience and individual interpretation. When makes a judgement about you or your life, don’t make it a reality unless you agree with it.
9. Don’t Make Excuses.
Be proactive – get things done. There will be outside forces that will interrupt your flow, learn to take full responsibility in situations which you have no control. Look forward to the pleasures and benefits of accomplishing daily tasks and life goals. Do whatever it takes to avoid the pain of falling through and giving up success.
10. Don’t be jealous over other people’s victories.
There is enough supply of “wins” for everyone. The world will become stronger with more positive energy if there are more successful and happy people on our planet. Show gratitude towards people that have succeeded, it will serve as added motivation for them to reach their goals as well.
11. Don’t Take Their Loved Ones for Granted.
Experiencing life with other people you love most is important. Success starts from within, so make time to give your undivided attention to those who mean the most to you.
12. Don’t Underestimate the Power of Fun.
Learn how to relax and have some fun. It’s important to take breaks when you can so you can recharge your batteries by enjoying all that you have in your life. What’s the point of all the hustle if you’re always feeling exhausted, stressed and frustrated?
13. Stay healthy.
In order to have freedom and energy, you need to be healthy. You can’t perform your very best if you’re mentally, physically, and emotionally unhealthy.
14. Don’t Set Blurry Goals
Set clear, specific, and measurable goals. You’ll stay motivated if you know exactly what you want to achieve. Having a clear plan of action will help declutter your thoughts and relieve some stress towards your end result. This will also help you measure how far you’ve come and how much more to get to your goal.
15. Don’t Make Flimsy Decisions
Decide what you want, then burn the boat. Make a decision to set your mind to do whatever it takes to make it happen. This will help build confidence and it will prove that you’re dependable and have the ability and drive to make things happen.
16. Don’t allow yourself to be victimized
If you’re ever affected by someone else’s poor choices, quickly process any negative thoughts and feelings, then choose to free yourself from the damaging energy by forgiving and letting go. Remember, you have the rights to happiness and inner peace, and understand that you have complete control of your thoughts and actions, and will ultimately be responsible for your own happiness and victories.
17. Don’t dwell on your past.
The past is the past, that moment no longer exists. If you’ve suffered in the past, recognize that you’re here today, and that you’re OK. The past doesn’t define you nor limit what you can achieve.
18. Learn to pivot
There are more than one way to reach your goal. Successful people understand that their plans, strategies or tactics might change, but instead of getting upset and frustrated, they can quickly pivot.
19. Keep learning
Find a mentor or coach that can inspire and motivate you when challenged. They can keep you accountable to your decisions and goals. Keep an open mind to make improvements in yourself and in life.
20. End the day by giving thanks.
Be grateful for all types of blessings in your life. Boost your mood and motivation by reflecting on the positive things each day before going to bed.