5 Things Successful People Do


Have you ever paused to wonder just what habits differentiate a successful person from an unsuccessful one? We all have habits, some good and some bad. The good ones take awareness and commitment, while the bad ones are often subconscious and, if left unsupervised, can become quite detrimental to our progress. Here are a few of the good work habits that all successful people maintain that you can also incorporate into your professional evolution.

They Work Outside Their Comfort Zone

The most successful people are never satisfied – they never allow themselves to get comfortable with their current situation. They are constantly thinking about the next higher level they can achieve in life.

They do Their Research

Successful individuals never leap into something without first thoroughly researching the subject to make sure they have a full understanding of it, inside and out. You wouldn’t try to work on your car without first reading the manual, would you? Your business or creative endeavor is no different.

They Ask for Advice & Feedback

Successful people never act alone. They actively reach out to their peers for advice when they are stumped, as well as honest feedback and critiques. Additional perspectives will assist the growth of your endeavor. In the same light, critique can illuminate the flaws early on so that you can make the necessary adjustments early on while also highlighting the aspects which are already flourishing.

They Never Multitask

Multitasking can easily become a huge roadblock to productivity. While you may feel like you are attempting to accomplish several things at once, in actuality you are more than likely creating more work for yourself in the long run. Successful people focus on one task at a time, complete it to the best of their ability, and then move on to the next to ensure that nothing is overlooked or forgotten.

They Take Charge

Not everyone is a natural born leader. However, in order to succeed in life there are many times which call for you to step up and take ownership of a situation or project. Work to become the person others look to and respect, inside and outside of the office.

They Keep Positive People Close

Now, this isn’t to say that you should keep people around who shower you with false platitudes. That can be just as damaging as surrounding yourself with negative personalities. Instead seek out those who share in your passion and enthusiasm for what your are attempting to achieve.

They Never Dwell on the Past

To a successful person the past is a lesson learned – not to be dwelled upon. If you are constantly living in the past you will never have the time or energy to create and nurture your future. Put your energy towards cultivating a powerful and exciting present and future.

What healthy habits do you suggest for success? Tweet to me @Gabrielle_Faust!

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This article was originally written by myself, for Michelle Prince's motivational speaking blog in 2015. I hope you will also find it highly interesting and useful.

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