5 Key Habits of Successful People

You have habits; both good and bad. These are the things you do every day without thinking. Successful people intentionally create habits that enable them to achieve the life they desire. They invest their time in creating these habits that will help them to reach their goals.

Creating new habits must be an intentional process. It generally takes 21 days for the new behavior to be assimilated into your daily life and routine.

Successful people tend to adopt five key habits. They understand that the journey to success is not final and continually revisit their habits to make improvements based on their goals.

Generally, the following five habits will be key to gaining success and maintaining it.

Habit 1: Positive Mind-set

Having a positive mind-set can be learned. It will require mental programming (changing your thinking patterns). There are various ways to create a positive mind-set including using positive affirmations, visualization, or coaching.

One of the most crucial factors in succeeding in anything is to believe that you can achieve it.

Check out this video by Tony Robbins for more: How to have a positive mindset right now


Habit 2: Exercise and Healthy Eating

Taking care of the body through exercise, diet and good sleep routines is another crucial component. By taking care of your body you are ensuring your health and improving your brain function.

Check out this video by Tony Robbins for more: How to start your healthy routine

Habit 3: Prioritization

Successful people plan and prioritize. They decide what the essential elements or tasks are each day and act on those first. By knowing which tasks will help them achieve their goal they are continuing to act on the plan for success that they created.

Delegating routine tasks ensures that they get completed and frees up time for the things only you can do.

Check out this video by Marie Forleo for more: How to know what to do first and what is important

Habit 4: Goal Setting

Successful people identify a goal and work backwards to create a plan. Without a goal you won’t move forward. Without a plan you won’t reach your goal.  Know what success means to you and plan how you’ll achieve it.

Check out this video on how to set goals: A complete guide to goal setting

Habit 5: Life-long Learning

Whether it is reading, taking a course or listening to audio recordings, successful people understand that knowledge is power. They stay up to date on relevant industry information, new trends and innovations. This is built into their daily routine. 

Check out this video on how to keep learning: Steps to ensure that you keep learning


These are just five of the key habits of successful people. By adopting these success habits into your daily routine, you will be creating a stronger, healthier and more successful version of you.


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