Eight Secret Habits of Exceptionally Successful People by Jonas Lui

stock-man-work-success-happy-7u6tAre you looking for an incredible recipe to succeed in life? Is Oprah, Bill Gates, Obama, Mark Zuckerberg or J. K. Rowling one of your role models? Well, well, you have landed at exactly the right spot! Today, we are to unveil a secret sauce of daily habits that are known to turn a normal person into a successful individual.

This recipe, if followed in its entirety, can take many of you a lot closer to your dreams, no matter how huge they are!

First things first: Don’t let the sun catch you in bed!

None of us can forget our adults singing to us: “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise!”

Well, this childhood simile in fact forms the core of leading a successful life. Trust these words to be the best of wisdom. All successful people wake up absolutely early. The earlier they begin their day, the more time they have to get things done.

Read, read & read! But not just for pleasure.

It is said that miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book! Reading is an absolutely important element in the daily lives of highly successful people because it lets them learn from the mistakes of others. Even if it’s just half an hour a day, read something off a piece of paper.

Please! Don’t sit idle!

Sitting in bed, staring at the walls, wasting time scrolling through Facebook does more of harm than good. You not only lose precious moments that could be utilized to get closer to your dreams, you actually do great damage to your health and body. Get up, nobody likes potato couches.

Plans are nothing. Planning is everything!

Individuals we call successful pre-plan their day-to-day lives. This allows them to make the best use of the day and get much more work done than those who go about without planning. It is very important to note here that planning isn’t just about setting objectives but you must work hard towards achieving those goals.

Exercise self-control

People who do well in life are those who have exceptional abilities of self-control. Disappointments don’t let them down and success doesn’t make them over-excited. Keep impulsive decisions at bay if you really want to achieve something in life.

Push yourself to exercise. No one is going to do it for you.

Because food is the most abused anxiety drug and exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant is why the world of 7 billion has seen only a handful of successful people. Regular exercise makes you feel good about yourself, keeps the body strong, and allows the mind stay alert. Successful people absolutely don’t argue about time constraints because as a matter of fact, 70 percent of successful individuals say that they are able to find a way to exercise daily.

Encircle yourself with people smarter than yourself. *Wink*

It is kind of ludicrous but success comes a bit more easily when you surround yourself with people who are intellectually smarter than your own self. Being in such company, you are exposed to the knowledge and charisma of more experienced individuals, which directly can influence your own knowledge and shape your personality.

And Take Risks!

A famous saying goes that “if something doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

Successful individuals are very open to risks and challenges because it’s not always possible to play safe. However, taking well-calculated risks can open many doors of opportunities for advancement in not just career but in personal life as well.

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