8 Success Habits You’re Missing Out On
One person’s success might look quite a bit different from another, but there are habits that can’t be denied once you look a little deeper.
You can adopt these success habits for yourself and greatly increase your odds of success. You can model yourself after others that have achieved great things, things that are similar to what you wish to achieve. As you begin to look more closely you can see that successful people share many qualities. And you can develop these same qualities in yourself.
Here are 7 ways you can model your success habits after the success habits of others:
HABIT 1: Vision
Success begins with a vision and the belief that your vision can be accomplished.
You must know where you’re going and have confidence you can get there.
HABIT 2: Priority
Success requires prioritization.
There are only so many minutes in a day. You can’t accomplish 20 amazing things each year. Focus your energy on just a couple of things. Ensure that you spend the first couple hours of each day on those most important priorities.
HABIT 3: Responsibility
Success requires 100% responsibility.
Successful people anticipate self-sabotage and take responsibility to do what needs to be done today. The future is unknown to everyone. Even the most successful people can’t predict their behavior 100%. You can never assume that you can blow things off today because you’ll work every night next week instead. That type of thinking is a form of procrastinating and a recipe for regret.
HABIT 4: Delegate
Delegation is a key to success.
You can’t do it all without help. Use the people around you to your best advantage. That doesn’t mean take advantage of anyone, but get the help you require. Rather than doing everything yourself, ask yourself what your options are for ensuring the task is done.
HABIT 5: Failure
Failure is part of success.
Failure happens to successful people all the time. The most successful people are those that failed quickly and often. Examine each failure and learn what you can. Attack the next opportunity with new knowledge and an improved approach. Remember that failure is not the opposite of success, it is an essential part of it.
HABIT 6: Measure
Results are measured.
Success requires feedback, but that feedback is worthless if it’s ignored. Measure your progress, progress toward your goals, and progress with your behavior. Then make the necessary adjustments. You can’t adjust what you don’t measure.
HABIT 7: Commitment
Commitment is required for success.
Successful people have an amazing ability to persevere through the darkest of times. The ability to never give up is a cornerstone of success.
HABIT 8: Risk
Take calculated risks.
Great rewards require dealing with some level of risk. If you want 100% certainty and no risk, you’ll have to stay at home. Great successes often involve considerable risk, even if that risk is only wasting a lot of your precious time. How much are you willing to gamble?
HABIT 8: Action
Success is action-oriented.
Many people are good at dreaming, setting goals, and planning. Some are also skilled at talking a good game about how much they’re going to accomplish. Not many are willing to actually take action. The most successful people take massive action and expend a lot of time and energy actually doing things, rather than just thinking about them. Success doesn’t happen in your head, it happens by taking action.
Do you practice all of these habits? Which could you make a part of your daily routine?
Could you imagine failing if you had all of these qualities? Success would be almost automatic!
By developing these success habits you will greatly increase the chance of success. Have a vision, prioritize your life accordingly, take action, and never give up.