The ability that social media has given to us to stalk (or let’s say follow in a nicer iG lingo), our favorite celebrities is simply, humongous. With people becoming obsessed with public figures, not a single stone is left unturned in copying their ways and styles. According to pop dust, there was a celebrity memorabilia auction in Boston, and a jacket worn by Ringo Starr in the Beatles movie Help in 1965, was sold for more than $46,500. Not kidding! This is an extent, people can go to for their celeb idols.
Let’s try to look at it from a different perspective now. Keep in mind a YouTuber or a celebrity you want to be like. Would you rather want to spend your hard-earned money over that person’s jacket or would you adopt their best habits and practice em’ to achieve better things in life? I’d love to do the latter in order to practice the former. JK!
The reason I came up with this piece of article is because we often fail to realize how no one highlights the struggles, hustle, journey and hard work of our heroes, that made them who they are; instead we care about the new private jet they recently gifted their daughter or the new holiday mansion they bought for their son? That’s not wise!
Can we rather focus on the element that made them successful in life?
There’s plenty of books on the shelves in the market that are based on the habits of successful people. My personal favorites are “Millionaire success habits” by Dean Graziosi & Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. These books talk in-depth about how people have achieved so much in their lives, their productive habits and never giving up attitude. They also list some interesting events that you would have never thought of.
These five qualities mentioned below are the most common habits of successful people that are worth adopting. It may not make you a billionaire, but sure enough, it will make you successful in your timely endeavors.
1. Successful people don’t discuss people.
2. Successful people never boast about their achievements:
Dealing with a bragger? Here are some helpful tips for you: Don’t get into their power plays, don’t fuel their boastful stories by reacting rather, smile, nod, keep your answers brief and let them have their moment.
3. Successful people are always learning and growing:
This is another great quality of successful people-they are always open to new ideas and never say they know it all. Mr & Miss know it all’s are usually the ones with minimal knowledge and overconfidence. Research shows that 86% of people in corporate America who are willing to learn and open to new ideas are the ones in the upper hierarchy of the corporate ladder. Inculcate the habit of being a good listener, acknowledging others, being open to ideas and utilizing our time to learn something new instead of discussing people (back to point 1).
4. Successful people are seldom tardy:
Benjamin Franklin once said to an employee who was always late, but always ready with an excuse: “I have generally found that the man who is good at an excuse is good for nothing else.” So if a President of the United States can keep to his time, I wonder what excuses can the rest of us come up with for not being punctual?
Let’s keep to our time, show respect for others, and build credibility.
5. Successful people are Early Risers:
Benjamin Spall, author of “My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired” and founding editor of my morning routine.com has spoken with hundreds of successful figures about their morning regimens. “It’s not a coincidence that all of these people are early risers,” he tells CNBC Make It.
The key is to have a productive day by prioritizing your tasks, wake up early, exercise and work hard each day to make your dreams come true! So be an early riser if you are chasing your dream – After all, they say, “Early to Bed, Early to Rise, Makes a Man Healthy, Wealthy and Wise”. 🙂