If you like to say that successful people “have it made,” please stop. Most people are leading a life that’s a direct result of their decisions, thoughts and behaviour. This is why some are successful and some or not. It’s has nothing to do with luck. We are where we are, because of who we are. This is why if you are not where you want to be in life, you will have to change something.

7 Things Successful People Have In Common

1. They are dreamers. Successful people are big dreamers.  They set big dreams, big goals.  Unlike ordinary people who dream of getting a promotion or finding a better job, succesful people dream about changing the world.

Don’t be afraid to dream big, you can do it. Don’t limit yourself, you can be successful if you want to be. The line between successful people and unsuccessful people is a very thin one. Crossing it is easy, when you have the right mindset.

2. They are willing to fail. Successful people know that success doesn’t come easy and that they are bound to fail along the journey.  Do you know how many times Thomas Edison failed before inventing the light bulb? 1000.. Failing 1000 times and he still didn’t quit. Why? Because he was willing to fail and he was learning something from each and every failure. He knew that failure is the stepping stone to success. As long as you learn your lessons when you make a mistake you are moving forward.

3. They know that they make their own luck. Successful people know that luck is the good fortune we determine for ourselves.  The harder you work, the luckier you get. You won’t randomly get  lucky and successful people know that. They will do at least one thing every single day to put themselves in a better position to get lucky.

4. They  set real goals that they can accomplish. Successful people make an entire to do list each morning when they wake up. This allows them to map out what needs to be done first, second and so on.  Their goals are very focused, big yet obtainable and are aligned to their strenghts.

5.  They are disciplined. The most important trait of successful people is that they are very strict with themselves. They do not procrastinate like many of us. They are focused and determined to do what they have decided. They stick to their decisions and are disciplined with their activities. They follow their schedule very stringently and avoid distractions.

6. They are constantly in the proccess of learning. They know the more knowledge they have, the further they can go. They read, they try to obtain a new skill. They never stop learning, no matter their age. There is always something to learn in that vast world. That’s why I am challenging you  to read atleast 30 minutes a day.

7. They are seeing the big picture.The problems you’re facing today seem a lot bigger than they really are. If you’re stressing out about something right now, ask yourself, “Will this be a big deal next week/month/year?” Stop seeing every day as an isolated event but rather a mere piece of the jig-saw puzzle that is your life. All of the pieces might not be perfect. Some of them might even be discolored, torn, and rotten. But the quality of each singular piece is irrelevant. The important thing is the completed puzzle that is your life.

Make these habits second nature, and success will be certain to follow.

What do you think is the most important habit of successful people? Or you think that success is something that only few chosen lucky ones achieve?

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  1. Good tips! Big picture thinkers look beyond small snapshots. Example; this morning I noted my blog was all screwed up, format-wise. I messaged my developer and stopped worrying about it. 2 hours later it was fixed. Instead of freaking over a snap shot I thought about the big picture. Helped me manifest the ideal solution, pronto!

    Thanks 🙂

  2. Hello Hri,

    Successful people do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do. They constantly do what it takes to get to the next level. They also do what makes them uncomfortable. Great all around post!

  3. Yadira ChesnerReply

    Totally true.. Successful people believe more than non successful people. Like my best friend from high school became a millionaire, and you see he was a dreamer. He was a person that no matter what happened always believed. He knew that he would be rich since being 14 lol. And while others laughed at him, now he laughs at them.

  4. Successful people do not think they are successful and they do not stop to achieve what they want.

  5. Bryant BrandonReply

    I think successfull people see them goals all achieved as a vision, its like if your in your home and you Dont want to work or you are lazy to make the First step you just need to watch that visión in yo’ mind so that will motivate and make you feel happy and ready to make it happen.

  6. Tony CrookshankReply

    I’ve noticed over the years that successful people are often early birds; that they get to work early and get the mundane tasks out of the way before the business day begins. They don’t work until late when they will be tired. They also are excellent decision makers, often avoiding the quick response in order to give an idea or a suggestion time to work in their minds. They are often not prone to reject ideas out of hand, rather allowing people to explore and provide workable solutions. Intellect, knowledge and self confidence are also characteristics I admire in successful people.

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