If you´ve ever wondered about the typical habits of the highly successful, you may be surprised to learn that their secrets to success are not magically pulled out of the bottom of a black hat. However, with that being said, the habits of the highly successful are also not always the typical habits of everyday people. These people are about more than just knowledge. They are also about hard work, long hours, daily sacrifices and multiple failures. If you’re up for something new in the way of developing a few more successful habits of your own, here are some proven methods you can learn to implement into your day.

Wake up with purpose
Instead of lazing out of bed because you feel obligated, wouldn’t it be nicer to wake up with a purpose in mind? Think about how different your day would be if you woke up with an intention in mind — other than hitting the snooze button! One habit of high performers is that they wake up early and with purpose. Don’t procrastinate getting your day going by hitting the snooze button and dreading what lay ahead. Wake up early. Get in a little exercise. Feed your mind with good information and fuel your body with good food — all while the rest of the world is still sleeping!

Focus on your purpose
Now that you’re up it’s important to focus on your purpose. See your target and make hitting it your goal. Remember, high performers don´t just do things ‘because’, they do things for a purpose and on purpose. When you learn to focus on your own purpose, you will notice a great difference in your level of productivity.

Do things that are difficult
While many people shy away from the hard stuff, most high performers take on the challenge with a smile. The world is filled with people who are in search of the fast, easy paths to success in life and let’s be honest, there is no such thing. Rather than shy away from the difficult tasks, learn to stare them down. Look difficulty in the face, embrace it and learn from it.

Be open to criticism
Regardless if it’s positive or not, it’s imperative you learn to embrace feedback. No one enjoys hearing negative feedback, but listening to others, especially those you admire, is an excellent way to improve you. Embracing feedback does not mean you have to listen or act upon every piece of advice you’re given. It simply means accepting coaching lessons from key people who can help you achieve things you may not have achieved otherwise.

Accept that failure is not the end
Okay, so let´s just say it — no one likes to fail. As a matter of fact, most people fear failure, and that’s okay. If you’ve ever talk to a highly successful person you will quickly hear stories of their failures, which may in fact, outweigh their successes. When you embark on a journey and fail along the way, take time to learn from it. Look at what you did well and what you can do better and then decide what you are going to do about it!

 

Article Author: Smiljan Mori is the founder of MindOver™ Network, Brilliant solutions for Performance, Motivation and Happiness. He is also the creator of Financial Independence Academy TM , the Kitepreneur NetworkTM and Kitepreneur Business Success AcademyTM. He has literally created a successful business and coaching empire from scratch and is a best-selling author and motivational speaker who brings unparalleled professional experience and the latest scientific research from neuroscience and positive psychology to audiences around the globe. He has shown more than 150,000 people from 50 countries how to change their lives for the better.

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Motivaction For Life by Smiljan Mori
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