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50 habits of Highly successful people.

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  1. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I thought this is such a great list I came across. Such truth to it, imo.

    The Top 50

    1. They look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.

    2. They find a lesson while others only see a problem.

    3. They are solution focused.

    4. They consciously and methodically create their own success, while others hope success will find them.

    5. They are fearful like everyone else, but they are not controlled or limited by fear.

    6. They ask the right questions – the ones which put them in a productive, creative, positive mindset and emotional state.

    7. They rarely complain (waste of energy). All complaining does is put the complainer in a negative and unproductive state.

    8. They don’t blame (what’s the point?). They take complete responsibility for their actions and outcomes (or lack thereof).

    9. While they are not necessarily more talented than the majority, they always find a way to maximise their potential. They get more out of themselves. They use what they have more effectively.

    10. They are busy, productive and proactive. While most are laying on the couch, planning, over-thinking, sitting on their hands and generally going around in circles, they are out there getting the job done.

    11. They align themselves with like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team. They create win-win relationships.

    12. They are ambitious; they want amazing – and why shouldn’t they? They consciously choose to live their best life rather than spending it on auto-pilot.

    13. They have clarity and certainty about what they want (and don’t want) for their life. They actually visualise and plan their best reality while others are merely spectators of life.

    14. They innovate rather than imitate.

    15. They don’t procrastinate and they don’t spend their life waiting for the ‘right time’.

    16. They are life-long learners. They constantly work at educating themselves, either formally (academically), informally (watching, listening, asking, reading, student of life) or experientially (doing, trying)… or all three.

    17. They are glass half full people – while still being practical and down-to-earth. They have an ability to find the good.

    18. They consistently do what they need to do, irrespective of how they are feeling on a given day. They don’t spend their life stopping and starting.

    19. They take calculated risks – financial, emotional, professional, psychological.

    20. They deal with problems and challenges quickly and effectively, they don’t put their head in the sand. They face their challenges and use them to improve themselves.

    21. They don’t believe in, or wait for fate, destiny, chance or luck to determine or shape their future. They believe in, and are committed to actively and consciously creating their own best life.

    22. While many people are reactive, they are proactive. They take action before they have to.

    23. They are more effective than most at managing their emotions. They feel like we all do but they are not slaves to their emotions.

    24. They are good communicators and they consciously work at it.

    25. They have a plan for their life and they work methodically at turning that plan into a reality. Their life is not a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes.

    26. Their desire to be exceptional means that they typically do things that most won’t. They become exceptional by choice. We’re all faced with live-shaping decisions almost daily. Successful people make the decisions that most won’t and don’t.

    27. While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

    28. They have identified their core values (what is important to them) and they do their best to live a life which is reflective of those values.

    29. They have balance. While they may be financially successful, they know that the terms money and success are not interchangeable. They understand that people who are successful on a financial level only, are not successful at all. Unfortunately we live in a society which teaches that money equals success. Like many other things, money is a tool. It’s certainly not a bad thing but ultimately, it’s just another resource. Unfortunately, too many people worship it.

    30. They understand the importance of discipline and self-control. They are strong. They are happy to take the road less travelled.

    31. They are secure. They do not derive their sense of worth of self from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

    32. They are generous and kind. They take pleasure in helping others achieve.

    33. They are humble and they are happy to admit mistakes and to apologise. They are confident in their ability, but not arrogant. They are happy to learn from others. They are happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

    34. They are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

    35. They keep themselves in shape physically, not to be mistaken with training for the Olympics or being obsessed with their body. They understand the importance of being physically well. They are not all about looks, they are more concerned with function and health. Their body is not who they are, it’s where they live.

    36. They have a big engine. They work hard and are not lazy.

    37. They are resilient. When most would throw in the towel, they’re just warming up.

    38. They are open to, and more likely to act upon, feedback.

    39. They don’t hang out with toxic people.

    40. They don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

    41. They are happy to swim against the tide, to do what most won’t. They are not people pleasers and they don’t need constant approval.

    42. They are more comfortable with their own company than most.

    43. They set higher standards for themselves (a choice we can all make), which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

    44. They don’t rationalise failure. While many are talking about their age, their sore back, their lack of time, their poor genetics, their ‘bad luck’, their nasty boss and their lack of opportunities (all good reasons to fail), they are finding a way to succeed despite all their challenges.

    45. They have an off switch. They know how to relax, enjoy what they have in their life and to have fun.

    46. Their career is not their identity, it’s their job. It’s not who they are, it’s what they do.

    47. They are more interested in effective than they are in easy. While the majority look for the quickest, easiest way (the shortcut), they look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

    48. They finish what they start. While so many spend their life starting things that they never finish, successful people get the job done – even when the excitement and the novelty have worn off. Even when it ain’t fun.

    49. They are multi-dimensional, amazing, wonderful complex creatures (as we all are). They realise that not only are they physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. They consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

    50. They practice what they preach. They don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.
     
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    Pretty sure I've seen this floating around.

    Goldmine.
     
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  4. Catalyst

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    Hobbits perhaps :p:p

    Good list. I have mastered a few, and working on the rest :D
     
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    @Catalyst


    :p:p:p
     
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  6. Azazel

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    Great list @Leo2413 - and you know I don't throw that word around lightly ;)
    For:
    I would say "They find a solution while others only see a problem."

    And "They find a lesson while others only see a failure."
     
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    I'll ring up the author tonight and tell him to change it! :D:p
     
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    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    That's Ok, that would make 51 and the OCD people would ask you to add some too, hehe.
     
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    hahah so true. I do like your #51 though ;)
     
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    I've been trying to combine 3 and number 7.
    There's no point complaining about the problem, try to find several solutions, rate them from best outcome to worst, meet them 1 at a time.
     
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    errr....:eek: *men in white coats dragging @Azazel away...* :p
     
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    Great stuff! These habits just seem to make sense. I'm glad nose picking wasn't in the list let me tell you.
     
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    Pretty much... it's been a long week.
     
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    Love the list Leo absolutely gold

    If I could add one more:
    Successful people take full responsibility for their lives. i.e. they have the ability to choose their response to the world around them.

    e.g. if your tenants throw a fit and demolish your property, you could choose to feel angry and upset or you could spare a thought for your tenants who are obviously going through a tough time in their lives!
     
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    That is a great list of habits, many of them I can improve on. Thanks.
     
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    Agree Ari! Well said mate :)
     
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    I think we all can improve on many of them :D
     
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    Or, they are just losers.

    Unless of course; they then offer to repair the damage at their cost?

    I thought so.
     
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    Very Buddhist of you @Ari_X. I like your thinking!
     
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