Contrary to popular belief, success is not synonymous with luck. A person is not born successful. Perhaps we believe success is a genetic trait because usually a successful person will produce a successful offspring. Why is that?
It is because successful people raise their kids to think the same way that they do, which is a way that is different from unsuccessful people. Success is synonymous with a good mindset and a good mindset affects how one does every little thing throughout their day.
So, how do people become successful? What is their mindset? What do they do differently? Below, I will help you to answer these questions with a simple list of 25 things successful people do everyday.
25 Things Successful People Do Every Day
#1. They Seize Every Moment
One of the first things successful people do is they look at every circumstance as an opportunity for growth and take something positive away from every encounter. For example, something as simple as sitting in traffic can serve them, because they are aware of the fact that traffic can make them a more patient person.
#2. They Look At How Far They’ve Come
Even if they haven’t quite gotten to where they are wanting to go, they easily look at how far they’ve already come. They reward themselves along the way, and always pay homage to the work they have done so far.
#3. They Believe In Themselves
People who don’t believe that they have what it takes to be a successful person are right. You can set goals, learn from your mistakes, take criticism, all of it. But you will not get anywhere if you don’t believe that you actually can. Successful people know and believe that they are successful.
#4. They Focus On Getting Better, Instead Of Being Good
While a lot of people tend to think that their skill sets are set in stone and that if they are not initially good at something it means they never will be, successful people believe in the ability to acquire new skills and gradually become better and better at something.
#5. They Focus On What They Want
By thinking about what one doesn’t want in their lives, for example, bad hair cuts, putting on weight, or having a bad temper, they activate that negative part of their brains and bring even more of those things into their lives.
Instead, successful people focus on what they do want. For example, great hair, being fit, getting along with everyone, and surprise, these things show up in their lives.
#6. They Practice Willpower
One of the often overlooked things successful people do is they don’t mind stretching themselves beyond their limits. In fact, they like to challenge their willpower because they know it will help them to grow. And they realize that the more they test and stretch their willpower, the stronger it will be and the more difficult challenges they can overcome.
#7. They Throw Away To-Do Lists
It turns out, only about 41% of items on to-do lists actually ever get done, the other 59% of things turn into stress and get set on the back burner. Instead, successful people mark items on their calendars and map out how they will spend their day, and exactly when they will get each item done.
#8. They Use A Notebook
Many, many, many famously successful people are known to carry a notebook around with them everywhere they go and record their thoughts and ideas. This frees your mind of thoughts you might be trying to hold onto.
Once you write something down, it’s then the notebooks responsibility, and you quickly make room in your mind for new ideas to blossom. This is how geniuses are made.
#9. They Save A Time For Checking Email
You will not find most successful people checking their emails constantly or quickly responding to every buzz of their cell phone. Why? It is distracting, and interrupts their thought processes and momentum.
Since it is oftentimes difficult to regain this momentum and focus, they set aside a time for checking and responding to all these daily interruptions.
#10. They Have A Morning Routine
To most successful people, a morning routine is crucial. Their routines consist of things such as a morning meditation or appreciation, writing, light exercise, and eating a healthy breakfast.
#11. They Ignore The Status Quo
They are bold and are not afraid to be or think differently. They didn’t get successful by thinking like everyone else. Look at Albert Einstein, for example.
His entire life was made of thinking differently than everyone else and he was often an outcast because of it. But if he wasn’t brave enough to be different, he would have gotten no where in his findings.
#12. They Accept Change
While most people are afraid of change, successful people embrace it. Knowing that change is really the only constant in life, they look at change as adding a little experience and flavor to their lives. They plan for change, expect it, accept it, and use it in their favor.
#13. They Identify Their Purpose
While all of the things successful people is important, having a purpose is essential. When life gets questionable, they can always look towards their purpose as a form of motivation to continue forward. Without purpose, many people get lost in what they are doing, and exactly why they are doing it.
#14. They Are Open To Criticism
They not only accept criticism, but crave it. They don’t live in a fantasy world where they are perfect. They are able to openly and lovingly look at their downfalls and do something to fix them.
#15. They Take Responsibility For Their Destiny
They don’t complain, look for excuses, or look out to other people to blame for their problems. They are fully aware that they are in charge of their own lives, and they walk with their heads high, knowing that they are in full control.
#16. They Take Care Of Themselves
Have you ever noticed that successful people also usually look extremely healthy? They care about their well-being. They get plenty of rest, give themselves time to recharge, eat well, and exercise.
#17. They Are Constantly Growing
They never stop learning and moving forward. Once they’ve reached one goal, or one “ultimate,” they move on to the next. They are unstoppable.
#18. They Surround Themselves With Positive People
They only want to be around people who are uplifting, inspirational, and supportive. Their friends have big dreams and a whole lot of ambition, and they all constantly work together to build each other up.
#19. They Take Action
Acquiring knowledge doesn’t mean you’re growing or that you are a better person. Becoming a bigger, better person happens when what you have learned changes how you act and live. Knowledge is useless without action.
#20. They Are Unafraid To Work Outside Of Their Comfort Zone
What holds many people back from success is their inability to step outside their comfort zone. They primarily do this because they don’t believe that they are ready.
News to them: You are never going to be ready. The successful person that got ahead didn’t do so by waiting for the perfect moment, they did so by being brave enough to step outside of their comfort zone.
#21. They Keep It Simple
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” Da Vinci once said. Many people tend to vastly over complicate their lives, when successful people find it easy to realize that life is really quite simple.
They don’t try to weigh every possible decision and over-analyze everything, they simply just go with what feels right.
#22. They Are Empathetic
That’s right, successful people tend to have a lot of empathy. How does that put them ahead? Understanding and truly being able to connect with and relate to people is a crucial key to success.
#23. They Are Optimistic
They are always looking for the best in each and every situation. Even when bad things happen, and they happen to everyone, successful people work to find the positive in the situation and focus on that.
#24. They Spend Quality Time With Loved Ones
They don’t let a busy life dampen the things in life that are most important to them. They make sure to always save enough time to stay connected and close to the ones they love.
#25. They Meditate
Giving themselves the time to listen to their thoughts and intuitions is an extremely popular habit of successful people. Having a clear, relaxed, and open mind is essential for success.
So there are 25 things successful people do everyday. You can use these tips to become successful starting today. Remember that success doesn’t happen overnight. It is something you have to continually work for and even when you feel as though you have reached a level of success, you still have to keep working at it.
While it might not sound exciting to work to become successful, the truth is, the rewards for being successful are priceless.
Author Bio: Natasha Lincoln is a happy nomad with a passion for w@ndering, lucid dreaming, fire dancing, and talking to strangers. Everyday, she wakes up with two goals: 1.) Conquer Fear 2.) Be Love.