7 Habits Of Successful People

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Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 16:02 [IST]
 
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Habits are certain choices that we make in our personal and professional lives. In time we become identifiable due to our habits. Over a period of time, habits become our second nature. Successful people cultivate habits that help them achieve their goals. Such effective habits should be developed by everyone who wants to be successful.

Let us check out some good habits that can be adopted from people who have made it to the top.


7 Good Habits Of Successful People:

1. Early Risers: When you wake up early, you gain time on your adversaries. When you wake up late, you lose the chance to be the 'first' to know or act. Many successful people have the habit of waking up early. Most national Presidents and Prime Ministers are early risers because it gives them a couple of extra hours to work.

2. Passion & Profession: The art of converting your passion into your profession is the most basic mantra for success. There are very few people who have become successful by not pursuing their passion. So if you have a habit of writing, you must convert it into your profession instead of trying to choose a trade that may see profitable but does not interest you.

3. Birds of The Same Feather Flock Together: Networking is a very effective habit. Many people have achieved success by the mere means of good networking. Successful people are into the habit of making successful friends. In the modern times of social networking and media, this is not a tough habit to adopt.

4. Knowledge is Power: This statement held true throughout the ages and still holds water. People who succeed in their life are always the 'first to know'. When you are the first to know about something, you get the time to plan and be the first to act.

5. Manage Time: No body becomes successful without a bit of crafty time management. Managing your time and function according to a schedule is one the most effective habits you can adopt from people who are successful.

6. Taking Calculated Risk: As they say, "No pain no gain". In order to gain substantially, every person has to take calculated risks. If you are not willing to risk anything, you will not gain any rewards. The difference between a successful person and a gambler is in degree to which the risk is calculated and the reliability of the calculation.

7. Perfectionists: A desire to achieve excellence in whatever they do is the mark of a leader. So successful people develop the habit of being perfectionists. You have to be in love with perfection to make it big in your field because there is nothing called incomplete success.

These were some of the best habits of successful people. Which of these habits do you already have?

Story first published:  Monday, August 13, 2012, 14:25 [IST]
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