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Today, we’re going to be taking a look at several success habits.
Now, success is a very subjective term.
Some people judge success on the size of their bank accounts, whereas others base success on happiness. The truth is that there is no one clear definition of success, as it all depends on the individuals.
If you set yourself the goal of losing 20 pounds of weight in 12 weeks for example, and you hit your target, you are technically a success as you did what you set out to do.
For others, however, success transcends bank balances, waistlines, and happiness. Success is instead a way of life.
Ever notice how some people just seem to be successful no matter what they do.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a prime example here.
To begin with, he wanted to succeed in bodybuilding.
He went on to become the best bodybuilder in the world at the time, by winning the Mr. Olympia 7 times.
Then he wanted to get into acting.
He went on to become arguably the most successful action movie star of his era, perhaps ever.
Then came politics.
He ran for mayor of California and served two terms.
He set goals and he crushed them.
Gurus, athletes, CEOs, celebrities, life coaches, are all generally considered successful.
But what does it take to be successful?
Here’s a look at 18 success habits you should strive to achieve.
18. Clean Up Your Diet
You’ve heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’ and when you stop and think about it, it actually makes perfect sense.
If you eat junk food, you don’t become a piece of junk, but you certainly feel like it.
Junk food makes you fat, it bloats you, it drains your energy, and it basically makes you feel like junk.
On the flip side, if you eat plenty of fresh and healthy produce you’ll find that your weight goes down, you look healthy, you’ll sleep better, you’ll feel better, you’ll have more energy and motivation, and you’ll feel like a winner.
Cut out the processed junk packed full of fat, salt, sugar, and chemicals and instead stock up on plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, lean protein, seafood, complex carbs, and healthy fats.
17. Get Enough Sleep
Forget about what people on Instagram tell you about ‘working while everybody else is sleeping’.
Skipping sleep so that you can go to the gym early or work early doesn’t make you a success, it will make you a tired and irritable mess.
We need sleep to function correctly, so be sure to get plenty of sleep each night.
Sleep is one of the most important good habits that you could ever wish for.
Each night, try to go to sleep at a decent time, wake up relatively early, and get between 7 and 9 hours.
If you sleep right you’ll have more energy, your brain will be sharper, you’ll find it easier to focus, and you’ll be happier.
16. Set Goals
In order to be successful at any venture, you need to set goals.
Goals help to guide us and keep us on track.
They prevent us from losing our way and give us something to aim for.
No matter what you want to achieve, be sure to set yourself a series of achievable goals and targets and you’ll be amazed by just what a difference they can make.
15. Embrace Your Failures
One common misconception when people talk about good habits is that successful people never fail.
This is complete rubbish.
Many of the world’s most successful businessmen credit a portion of their success to learning from their mistakes and failures.
Failure is not a weakness, it’s a learning curve.
If you try something and fail, you know for the future not to try it again.
If you fail at something, don’t beat yourself up about it, simply use it as a learning curve so that you know what not to do again in the future.
14. Practice Self-discipline
If you wish to be a success, you need to be disciplined.
Successful people force themselves to put in the work when the deck is stacked against them.
They force themselves to work when all they want to do is rest.
They force themselves to stick to their healthy eating regime when all they want to do is stuff their faces with junk.
Self-discipline is something that we could all benefit from, so be sure to practice it sooner as opposed to later.
13. Take Action
It’s easy to sit there and talk about what you need to do and what you want to do, but sometimes actions speak louder than words.
Plenty of people talk a big game, but very few actually follow through with what they were claiming they were going to do.
Don’t just sit around and dream about making your goals a reality, look at practical ways in which you can take action to make them a reality.
12. Be Positive
In a world where negativity seems to be all around us, it’s more important than ever before to adopt a positive frame of mind.
If something doesn’t go your way, don’t dwell on the negatives, instead, look for the positives.
If the sky is grey and the weather is raining, don’t focus on the fact that you could be having a BBQ in the sunshine, instead count your blessings because the garden has received a much-needed watering.
Negativity is contagious, yet successful people are not negative.
Negative people drain the energy right out of you, so always try to be positive.
11. Take A Cold Shower
This may sound bizarre to some of you, and it may sound like torture to others.
Cold showers help to wake you up and energize you.
The cold water helps to stimulate you and improve cognitive thinking.
It also helps to promote an increase in the production of testosterone.
If you can’t tolerate a cold shower, try finishing your shower with 30 seconds or so of cold water, or alternate between hot and cold.
10. Look After Yourself
Personal care is another of the success habits that people tend to overlook.
It’s important to look after yourself so be mindful of what’s good and bad for you.
Eat the right foods, bathe, dress well, treat yourself, get enough sleep, avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices, and do everything you can to look after number one.
9. Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
To some people, success is measured on wealth.
In their minds, if they don’t drive a Bentley, live in a mansion, wear designer clothes, and live a playboy lifestyle then they aren’t successful.
To others, success is measured on how happy and content you are in life.
One thing that is for certain is the fact that it’s essential to make sure that you stop comparing yourself to others.
Just because your friends have a bigger house, or earn more money than you, does not mean you aren’t successful.
For all you know, you could be happy in your career with plenty of free time and they could be overworked, stressed, and miserable with what they do.
The thing to remember is that success isn’t measured by how you stack up against others.
8. Embrace Change
To a lot of people, change is scary.
Scary it may be, but it’s also a necessity if you want to get ahead.
Change isn’t always a bad thing, and even if it is, we can’t stop it.
Whatever is happening in your life, if things are changing, or if changes need to be made, don’t fight them or fear them, instead, embrace them.
7. Avoid Unhealthy Habits
When speaking about good habits, we can’t overlook the importance of avoiding unhealthy habits.
Unhealthy habits such as drug use, binge drinking, binge eating, excessive partying, and smoking, will sap your creativity, drain your motivation, and damage your health.
If you’re laid in bed hungover, eating junk after a night of partying, this is eating into your free time which you could be using to better yourself and achieve your goals.
By all means, let your hair down now and then, but try to lead a healthy and productive life 99% of the time.
6. Steer Clear Of Stress
Stress, much like negativity, can be draining.
It can drain your energy levels and focus, it can leave you feeling miserable and unmotivated, and it can damage your mental health.
Sometimes stress is unavoidable, but in certain situations, it can very easily be avoided if you know what you’re doing.
If you avoid unnecessary stress, you’ll have more time to focus on what you’re doing, and your mental health will improve.
5. Remove Yourself From Toxic People And Environments
Sadly, toxic environments and individuals are becoming all too common in modern society.
Social media, as beneficial as it is, is considered by many to be a cesspit of negativity and toxicity.
Toxic people drain the energy out of you.
Instead of wanting you to succeed, they hope that you fail.
This is usually because they feel inadequate about their own lives and personal situations.
They’re quick to tell you what you shouldn’t be doing and why what you’re doing won’t work, yet if you ask them for constructive advice they’re often at a loss for words.
Whenever possible, avoid toxic people at all costs as they will only hinder your rates of success.
4. Don’t Dwell On The Past
Ever been out shopping, see something you really like that you know you can afford but you talk yourself out of it because you don’t actually need it?
When you get home all you can think about is the item and how you wish you purchased it.
The next time you’re shopping you look for the item and see that it’s now been sold.
More often than not you’ll kick yourself for not buying it the first time you saw it.
How is feeling angry and bitter going to help you?
The item has sold, and that’s it.
Feeling bitter and dwelling on what you should have done will only make you feel worse.
Don’t dwell on past mistakes or failures, instead, learn from them and look to the future.
3. Manage Your Time Well
Successful people use their time well.
When they have a spare few minutes, they don’t jump on social media and watch “funny” videos of people falling over.
Instead, they’ll look for things they can do to better themselves and achieve their goals.
If you have spare time, don’t waste it by procrastinating.
Instead, use it to find something to better yourself.
2. Do What You Love
There’s a saying which goes something along the lines of ‘do what you love, and the money will come’.
When you work, don’t do something that you hate, that makes you feel miserable and that drains the life out of you.
If you’re that unhappy, leave and find something you do enjoy.
When you love what you do, you’ll never have to work another day in your life.
1. Get Outdoors
Forget being shut in an enclosed office with bad a/c, fluorescent lighting, and virtually no sunlight and instead do more to get outdoors.
Being outdoors is a great way to beat stress.
You can enjoy the scenery, breathe in the fresh air, get some exercise, hear the birds singing, and clear your mind.
Being outdoors is a great way to beat stress and clear your mind, which in turn means that you can focus better and if you can focus more effectively you’ll be able to concentrate on what you need to do achieve your goals.
Final Thoughts About Our Success Habits list
And that brings this look at good habits to a close.
We hope that you’ve found the content of this article informative and enlightening.
Remember, success is subjective, so please do not think that you’ve failed just because you’re not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Forget what anybody and everybody else is doing and instead focus on you.