7 Habits of Highly Successful People!

Abhishek Shah
4 min readApr 23, 2017

Our habits are something that we inherit by doing the same thing a number of times. We often tend not to be habitual to an activity that’s right for us but tend to get adapted to something wrong. These are the bad habits. One gets used to them better than learning good habits. However, while you are working on your success, some habits define your success. There are some must haves in you that will take you to heights.

Nothing is bad in life. However, being intemperate for anything is bad. Watching TV is good, but over-watching is not. It works the same for other instances too. So, what are those habits that you are required to inherit to progress in life? Let’s discuss them one by one:

1. Set your everyday goals

Two possible situations mostly happen. Every new year we all make resolutions. To fulfill them, what we do is create a time table for the whole year not thinking of situations one might face in between. However, one should realize, each day is different. You do not end up following the same daily routine the entire year. Thus, making a time table, promising yourself to follow it every day is a waste. However, there is another category of people who take things lazily and are never bothered of what next, they have to do. They are practical enough knowing these time tables do not work and it’s just a waste of time. The reality one can not accomplish them. The best thing to do is set goals daily. Before you sleep in the night, find out what you have to do the next day. Build a time table according to the situation.

2. Time management

The above point stating about setting your goals for each day aims towards time management. Make sure while you make your time table, you manage your time in a way that each second goes productively. After forming a time table, try to analyse if that really works to your success. Time management is imperative to handle numerous things at once.

This is how you can get rid of these time wasters and boost your productivity.

3. Keep a track of your progress

Now that you have made a time table and tried to follow everything, the next thing to do is analyse how much of it could you follow. Find what if your actions worked towards your success. Introspect your productiveness and your ability to manage time. The habit of being eager of knowing where you proceed helps you keep track of your progress.

Commit just 5 minutes every day to analyse daily, and you will yourself realise where you make mistakes and how to go about it.

4. Spend wisely

We do not have unlimited funds. There is a limit which limits our spending. Some people have enough funds, and some hold less of it. Based on what you have, make a budget. Just like you do time management to use your time differently, funds are equally important. Financial management is as imperative as time management. Both habits simultaneously build your success. Make a proper budget and spend wisely!

Also read: Want to know the Secret Habits of Self-made Millionaires? Here they are!

5. Invest in yourself

Investing in yourself is the sure-shot guaranteed way to achieve success personally and professionally! Your effort will continuously play a large role to determine the quality of your life now and in the near future. This could be as simple or as complicated as developing a skill, exploring the creative side and nurturing both mind and body! Your future is in large part determined by your willingness & ability to invest in yourself now.

6. Healthy habits

This is one of the most neglected habits. Most of the people are known to have bad habits when it comes to health. While working on your success, do not forget your health. It is as simple to analyse that bad health will hugely affect your success. A person having a high fever or someone admitted in the hospital can do nothing but just worry about their health. One cannot afford getting over this situation. Health factor involves regular exercise, right eating habits, and staying physically fit. Though it’s hard to get up early mornings, it’s good to lace up your shoes to have a run. The entire day seems energized. Eat healthy instead of junk. Have fruits, boiled vegetables, oats, milk and all that builds up your body. Your habit of considering your healthy habits will take you to the heights.

7. Sleep properly

Last but not the least, though it is imperative to manage time, this does not mean you cut down your time on your sleep. An average of 7-hour sleep is highly important. A 7-hour sleep counts to your healthy habits and working for your success. Set time for everything. Your job should not disturb your sleep. Though it feels like you are being more productive, but you are actually not. In fact, you end up spoiling your next day making yourself inefficient.

So, get yourselves adapted to the must have good habits and no one can stop you from succeeding in life.

Here are some habit books that you should be reading!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits — to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity, and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain

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Abhishek Shah

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