The habits of successful people
Being successful doesn’t just happen. It isn’t down to luck, it isn’t being in the right place at the right time and it isn’t down to who you know.
And, believe it or not, it isn’t down to talent either. They may all play a part on the rise up the career ladder but ask those who are successful and they will tell you it’s down to good habits.
A survey by www.theundercoverrecruiter.com revealed that 46 per cent of the 1,800 respondents put their success down to regular good habits. Just under a quarter (24 per cent) put it down to talent, 22 per cent based it on decisions and only six per cent on luck.
So, if you are ambitious and looking to reach the higher echelons in the manufacturing industry, then you might just want review how to achieve this.
Each day, week and month must have a purpose for those with good professional habits. It stands them in good stead and provides a winning platform. It cultivates behaviour that delivers many positive benefits.
If you want success, these are the top habits that successful people have
If you want to get ahead, then get out of bed. Successful people do not sleep in. Most of the world’s best-known CEOs are early risers. Research has found Apple CEO Tim Cook is up and at it by 3.45am, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is up at 8am (which is relatively late compared to his peers). Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, ensures he has eight hours of sleep but is still up between 7-8 while Elon Musk is up 7am. It puts them on a firm footing to tackle the day as early starters have fewer distractions to contend with.
They are organised
Nothing is left to chance for the working day. They write lists, they schedule, they set goals. It is about prioritising tasks with the hardest challenge of the day normally done first, when they are fresh – which, in part, explains why they are early risers. Lists are done before going to bed or even Sunday, to ensure they are ready for the week.
Physical activity is vital to the successful. Aside from the obvious health benefits, it acts as a stress relief, enhances mental sharpness and aids creativity. This is also combined with a healthy diet and good personal hygiene.
Successful people make decisions – and swiftly. They will assess the options available to them, but they won’t dither. Decisive action ensures there is no time or room for negative thoughts to affect their decision.
Being successful and having a positive attitude are intertwined. Success brings positivity which, in turn, drives success. It is all about the mindset.
Successful people proactively network with successful people. They ensure they are at the right events to meet likeminded individuals, who understand the value of exchanging ideas, and could prove valuable business connections for future collaborations.
Whether it is a novel or a newspaper article – successful people constantly read. They don’t just pick up a book when they go on holiday, they have a voracious appetite as it enhances knowledge and insight.
To be successful, you have to know what you want to achieve and how you are going to do it. Focusing on a target delivers motivation and dedication. It also links to other habits such as being organised and decisive. Goal setters also identify and set short term goals to help them reach their main goals.