8 simple routines of successful people that will take you to the top

Oct 13, 2022 | Entrepreneurship, Personal Development | 0 comments

This post is all about the routines of successful people.

One question we all ask ourselves whenever we see someone successful, someone who has everything we wish for ourselves is, “how did they do it”?

But the most important question we should ask ourselves is, how can I follow their steps to be where they are, where I want to be?

The thing is whenever we think about the possibility of us being successful, this little voice appears in our mind, that tells us we are not good enough, and that we will never be successful.

Now, one thing you need to know about success is that it´s not easy.

Success takes a lot of grit, discipline, and faith in yourself.

But doesn´t mean that being successful is impossible, far from it. Remember that the best things in life take time and are incredibly worth working for.

So to help you in your journey to success, I want to share with you 9 daily actions and routines of successful people. This list is filled with simple and essential daily habits that will help you achieve your goals and everything you dream of.

So give up just yet, grab a notebook, a pen, and a cup of coffee, and let´s begin!

routines of successful people

Successful people know how to set goals

Who would have told me there is a wrong way to set goals?! And the worst thing, we all fail tremendously when doing it.

Because we have never been taught how to actually set goals to achieve them successfully.

But don’t worry because I bring to you the most powerful method you can use to set goals.

But how does it even make a difference the way I set my goals? 

Well even though actually committing to accomplishing a goal is very important, how we plan to achieve that goal, and how to do it strategically is just as important.

And this method, the T.A.R.G.E.T. method is designed to help you do just that.

So what does this method consist of?

The T.A.R.G.E.T method

The first step is about making the goal tangible, meaning to describe that goal in such detail that you can almost touch it. 

For example don’t just say that you want to earn money, specify exactly how much money you would like to earn.

The second step is all about setting your goal with a positive outlook, meaning that our goals should reflect what we want to achieve, not what we don’t want.

Let’s see an example to understand this better. The goal is not to stop eating junk food, but instead to have a more balanced and healthy diet. See where I’m going?

The third step of this method is to make our goals realistic. To make a goal realistic you need to take into account your abilities or rather the skills you need to accomplish them as well as how doable is the goal you are setting for yourself.

The next thing you need to ask yourself is what you gain and what you lose by achieving that goal. Many times we set goals without considering the consequences they have in our life. So ask yourself really seriously the consequences of your goals and evaluate if you are willing to accept the changes these will have in your life.

The fourth step is to create evidence that the goal is achievable and you will accomplish it. We do this by determining exactly when you will feel that you have achieved your goal. Create an image in your head so real that you can describe it as if you were living it in real life.

And lastly time. It is essential to put a date to our goals for two main reasons.

The first is because we have the bad habit of postponing things when there is no deadline.

And the second reason is that an objective or goal that has a deadline makes it more tangible, more real. 

If you want a more detailed guide on how to use the T.A.R.G.E.T method and achieve your goals like a boss, make sure to check out this post!

Successful people know how to prioritize

One thing most people complain about is how they never have time. 

Think about it, how many times a day do you complain about how fast time passes by, about how you never have time to complete the things you want to accomplish in a day or to start a new habit/activity/project?

Most of the time the reason why we “don’t have time” is because we don´t know how to prioritize and organize ourselves.

Entrepreneurs and business people understand the importance of time and that time is money.

If you are late for a meeting, it can set you back hours, days, or even weeks. If you are delayed on a project, you will pay thousands if not millions in lost revenue.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. This is why you need to give yourself every advantage you can get.

And one of the best ways to do this is by learning how to prioritize and organize yourself.

Okay, that sounds good, but how can I actually learn how to prioritize?

Here is a very powerful exercise I want to share with you, you can use it every day to help you organize and prioritize your tasks and to-do list.

This exercise basically consists of a chart where you categorize each thing on your to-do list based on its importance and urgency.

how to prioritaze

Daily habit n 3 of successful people: Consistency

Have you ever heard the quote consistency is key?

I know, you probably are sick of hearing it.

But even though this quote is overused, it’s true.

There are two things that every successful people has and you should cultivate. The first one is consistency, and the second one, which we will talk about in a few minutes, is discipline.

But what does it mean to be consistent, I mean what should I be consistent with?

Your resolution to grow and achieve your goals.

I know that looking at a goal and how you are planning to achieve it can seem daunting and even discouraging.

So I want you to look at it this way and ask yourself this question: what can I do today to make me 1% better than I was yesterday?

Just 1%. Sounds easy right? Well, that´s the idea!

Remember that your ultimate goal here is to achieve your dreams, not to do it in the fastest way possible. Because it doesn’t matter how fast or slow you walk, but that you are making progress and growing consistently.

You are running a marathon, not a sprint.

Invest in your personal growth

It doesn’t matter what your goals are, either financial, career-wise, etc. always make it a priority to invest in yourself and your personal growth.

Why is personal development so important?

Because everything starts on the inside, with you.

A wise man, called Jim Rohn, once said: “If you want to be wealthy and happy you have to learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune”.

There will always be a limit to how successful, how abundant, how wealthy, and happy you can be, and that limit is YOU. Because to have more than you´ve got, you have to become more than you are.

You cannot expect to be better at your job and be successful in your field of work unless you put in the work to improve yourself. You won´t be given a large amount of money to manage, for example if you are not prepared to do so.

Who we are as people conditions our outside world and the things we attract into our lives.

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They are emotionally intelligent

One of the most important and distinctive characteristics of humans is our ability to feel emotions.

This quality influences every aspect of our lives from the moment we wake up, to the moment we go to sleep. Emotions affect our jobs, families, relationships, health (both physical and mental), decision-making ability, friendships…

For some people, emotions are their loyal and helpful companions throughout life. But for other people their lives are slaves to their feelings, affecting even their communications skills and the way they see the world.

Our emotional intelligence, or better said the way we manage and understand our emotions affects greatly our success in life. Many people attribute personal and professional success to intelligence, IQ, but forget about EQ, even though they both work together in tandem.

Successful people understand the importance that their emotions play in their life and take the time to learn how to use them to their benefit, rather than allow them to negatively affect their life.

Routines of successful people- Sharpen your saw

Working, being productive, and making progress is highly important, as it is to know when to sharpen your saw, meaning when to rest and recharge your batteries.

Imagine for a moment that you want to cut a log and you are using a saw. The problem is that before you start cutting the tree you didn’t stop to check if the saw was sharpened or not.

So without realizing it, you will spend more time than you could have cutting the tree because you didn’t invest a couple of minutes to make your task easier.

So make sure to rest from time to time so you don’t burn yourself out and never underestimate the power of sharpening your saw.

Successful entrepreneurs make their health one of their biggest priorities

I know what you might be thinking, what does your health have to do with being successful?

Remember what we said about investing in yourself and your personal development, well your health is no exception.

“A healthy person has a million wishes, a sick person has only one”

Our bodies are these incredibly intelligent and well-engineered machines that need to be taken care of, from the food we eat to our lifestyle and how we decide to move our bodies.

And in order to achieve your dreams and goals, you need to first make sure that you are healthy enough to be able to do just that.

Besides, how can you enjoy and celebrate the achievements you have and the things you love when you are not taking care of your physical and mental health?

Want to discover these 7 life-changing habits to improve your mental health and be happier?!

Successful people are disciplined

A lot of people think the reason why successful people are successful is because they are fuelled by motivation.

However, that is not entirely true. In fact, motivation is the worst thing you can rely on when it comes to achieving your goals. 

Motivation is a very sneaky friend and will most of the time leave you on your own halfway through.

So what is it that fuels and drives successful people to go after their dreams and that has helped them achieve them? Passion and tons of discipline.

Now passion is something that has to come naturally from you, it´s not something that you can force or fake. It´s something you have to look for.

But in this point, I want to focus on the importance of discipline.

I want to share something very important with you: to have the life you have always wanted, you´ll have to do the things you have never done.

But I get it doing things you´ve never done before is scary and creates a discomfort that we all have experienced.

However, that is where self-discipline comes in. Because when we constantly do the things we do not want to do, that is when we achieve our goals.

But what does being disciplined mean?

Having self-discipline means choosing between what you want now and what you want most, it means ignoring current pleasure for future rewards.

But not only that, because self-discipline is also the biggest form of self-love you can master because when you have self-discipline you are loving yourself enough to give yourself everything you have always wanted.

That’s what makes discipline so important and essential to achieving your goals and why you should focus on building your self-discipline.

Now nobody said that developing your self-discipline was a piece of cake, so here I leave you 4 essential steps to successfully build your self-discipline.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post about these 8 routines of successful people that will take you to the top 1%. Success is not something that you can achieve in one day or one week. It´s a path filled with struggles, teachings, blessings, setbacks…

However, it´s not impossible and I hope the 8 routines of successful people in this list will help to make that journey a little easier and more enjoyable.

Remember you are worthy of even your deepest and wildest desires.

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