5 Habits of Highly Successful People, That You Should Practice

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Everyday we read about incredible success stories. People that inspire and motivate us to want more from our lives.  What magic potion do these people have that us, muggles do not? And what can we do to join the club?

There are some lifestyle hacks that a majority of them swear by. There is no fixed formula for success but these habits can give you a leg up.

1. Try to turn your dreams into reality


The first step to making it big is to actually give your dreams a shot. Something as simple as signing up to learn a new skill to finally quitting your job to start-up on your own. Your dreams deserve a chance and you are the only one who can make them come true. Most people in their old age confess that they regret the things they did not do. If you have an idea or a skill that you think can benefit the world, then you owe it to yourself to take the chance.

2. Work hard


As cliché as it might sound there, there’s no substitute for hard work, long hours, sacrifice, perseverance and more. These are all aspects of the road leading to success. Entrepreneurs make their dreams their entire lives. Giving up time on non-productive habits like television and late night partying to bigger sacrifices like time spent with family and friends. Success comes at a price and is the only way to make it to the top.

3. Read, like a lot


Bill Gates reads for 1 hour everyday. JK Rowling has confessed to reading anything that came her way. Warren Buffet reads for 5 to 6 hours a day, including five newspapers daily. Ratan Tata is famous for keeping abreast of emerging technology and the startup world. All these people have taught themselves to learn skills beyond their formal education. They have dedicated a portion of their day to keep their mind sharp and to hone their skills. There are multiple books that an aspiring entrepreneur should read. Make the time to start today.

4. Prioritise your tasks


This is a poster in the Facebook office, a reminder to not get caught up in the small details that you miss the big picture. Perfectionists have a hard time stepping away from their current task because it doesn’t match their expectations. In most cases, this might be a good thing. But in a start-up there is always a long to-do list and you cannot get bogged down by one task at the cost of the rest. It is essential to always remember how efficiently you are using your time.

5. Surround yourself with the right people


Companies are not built by CEOs and Founders alone. They are built by the hard work and determination of their teams, the employees.

These are the people who are giving you their time and talent to make your dreams come true. It is imperative that you surround yourself with people who are passionate about your goals. This extends to your personal life as well. Drop the people who are bringing you down. Use your resources to hire the right kind of people. And if you treat them well, then you will be guaranteed a spot in the Billionaire club.

Make the time to inculcate the aforementioned life changing habits everyday. With small and regular improvements to your outlook and your time management, you can create a revolution.

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Relina D'Silva

Relina is a reader first and writer second. She has written for television, agencies and startups through the course of her career. Obsessed with her pets, she is always looking for new places to visit and new people to meet.