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The 7 Traits of Successful People: How to Achieve More in Life by Modeling What Successful People Do
Have you ever wondered how the most successful people in the world are able to get where they are?
How do the billionaires and dotcom giants start with an idea or a small investment and turn it into a life free of financial worry and access to luxuries that most people only dream about?
The answers of course will vary considerably depending upon the particular successful person, ranging anywhere from a stroke of really good luck to vision and belief in some future concept or opportunity, such as in the case of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.
But if you go back even further than that, these people weren’t just average Joes waiting for the right opportunity to come along. They were already primed to be successful long before they found their niche. That’s because they were already practicing the seven habits that highly successful people always practice.
If you want to be successful, the best way to start is by learning these seven habits and starting to practice them every single day of your life. You will be amazed at what kind of opportunities come along and how differently you see the world when you are practicing these things.
Let’s get started with the very first one.
Habit #1: Successful People go after What They Want
The first thing that you should be aware of about successful people is that they actually get out there and go for what they want. They don’t sit back on the sidelines and wait for opportunities to come to them. They go out and find them.
You hear people say things like “one of these days my ship will come in,” or “in a few years something will come along that will make me rich.” But truly successful people don’t think like that. They don’t wait for something to come along, they go out and look for it, high and low, turning over every rock and climbing every tree until they find it.
Successful people aren’t content to live life and wait for something to come along – for something good to fall into their lap – because they know that it is unlikely to happen.
If you want to be one of those people, then you need to start making going out and looking for opportunities a habit. This doesn’t mean that you do it once or twice, but that you are actively seeking opportunities, putting yourself out there and finding ways that you can improve your situation.
Ways to become more successful can be found almost anywhere. From books, movies, newspapers and magazines, to the ideas that you hear from friends, family, co-workers and the crowd surrounding you as you walk to work. Be open to new ideas and always be thinking of how you can take something and make it your own.
Habit #2: Successful People Take Care of Themselves
Another thing that successful people do invariably is take care of themselves. Look at the CEO’s, the business magnates, the billionaires of the world. How often do you see one that has let themselves go or doesn’t look healthy and well-taken care of.
There are certain things that successful people do to take care of themselves that varies very little from one to another. In fact, if you look at a sample group (and there have been studies that have done just that) you find that a majority of them get more sleep than the average population does, exercise more often than the average person and have a better diet than most Americans.