Why are some investors so much more successful than others?
While there’s no simple answer I can tell you it’s not because of the family they were born into or the school that they attended.
In my experience, highly successful people in all walks of life – business people, entrepreneurs and property invstors share a range of habits which improve their chances of being the best at whatever it is that they do.
Sure, having good role models early in life certainly helps, but success can be within reach for almost anyone if they develop good habits and practice them every day.
So let’s look at 39 common habits of highly successful people
- They ask the right questions – the ones which put them in a productive, creative, positive mindset and emotional state.
- They look for, and find, opportunities where others see nothing.
- They find a lesson while others only see a problem.
- They are more comfortable with their own company than most.They are solution focused.
- They are happy to swim against the tide and to do what most won’t because they are not people pleasers and they don’t need constant approval.
- They consciously and methodically create their own success, while others hope success will find them.
- They are fearful like everyone else, but they are not controlled or limited by it.
- They practice what they preach and they don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.
- They rarely complain because all complaining does is put the complainer in a negative and unproductive state, which is helpful to no one.
- They are glass half full people – while still being practical and down-to-earth – and they have the ability to find the good in almost anything.
- They take complete responsibility for their actions and outcomes (or lack thereof) and don’t blame others for their own failures.
- They consistently do what they need to do, irrespective of how they are feeling on a given day, and they don’t spend their life stopping and starting.
- While highly successful people are not necessarily more talented than the majority, they always find a way to maximise their potential.15. They take calculated risks – financial, emotional, professional and psychological.
- They are busy, productive and proactive.17. They align themselves with like-minded people because they understand the importance of being part of a team and of win-win relationships.
- They understand the importance of discipline and self-control – they are strong and are happy to take the road less travelled.
- They are ambitious and they want to live an amazing life, so they consciously choose to live their best life rather than spending it on auto-pilot like so many others.
- They are secure and they do not derive their sense of worth or self from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.
- They innovate rather than imitate.
- They are generous and kind, and they take pleasure in helping others achieve.
- They have clarity and certainty about what they want (and don’t want) for their life.
- They don’t procrastinate and they don’t spend their life waiting for the “right time” before starting.
- While many people are reactive, highly successful people are proactive, and they take action before they have to.
- They are life-long learners.
- They are more effective than most at managing their emotions.
- They are good communicators and they consciously work at it.
- They have a plan for their life and they work methodically at turning that plan into a reality.
- They have a big engine – they work hard and are not lazy.
- They have an off switch. They know how to relax, enjoy what they have in their life and to have fun.
- They don’t hang out with toxic people.
- They are resilient. When most would throw in the towel, they’re just warming up.
- They are open to, and more likely to act upon, feedback.
- Their career is not their identity, it’s their job. It’s not who they are, it’s what they do.
- They don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control over.
- They have identified their core values and they do their best to live a life which is reflective of those values.
- They set higher standards for themselves, which produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and better results.
- They understand that not only are they physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well so they consciously work at being healthy and productive on every level.
There you have it – 39 habits shared by the most successful people.
By the way…they were not born with these habits, they learned them.
And so can you!