• Chantal Porter

10 Success Habits of the Rich and Wealthy

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Ever wondered why the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer? Becoming a part of the 1% does not happen overnight. It demands consistency and will power to stick through the stressful and disappointing periods. Every successful person that you have ever met was not given a hand-out, because of their family history, some had to put blood, sweat, and tears into their dream.

So, what makes these people who started out with nothing different from their counterparts? The answer is simple, it's their drive, their why, and their habits. Successful people often give credit to their habits for their success. Habits are powerful tools that either inhibit or prohibit positive outcomes in your life.

Here are 10 habits of successful people:

1. Plan each day in advance-

Unplanned days result in chaos and misery. Successful people plan their days either the day before or even a week or so in advance. It allows them to get through their day more seamlessly and effectively. Furthermore, planned days are often more productive than ad-hoc days.

2. Start with the end in mind-

Starting each day with the end in mind is an effective success habit. Why is this? Here's the reason, it gives direction, and it is a source of extrinsic motivation. Picture yourself in the future and use that to push you to get things done.

3. Reading-

Reading is a very important quality of the successful. As human beings, we should be learning something new every day. If you truly desire to be successful, incorporate self-help and motivational books in your library and try to read a book or two per week (to begin with).

4. Exercise-

Physical activity should be a part of your daily routine. This will get your day started on the right track. Furthermore, exercise will also keep health issues that would ruin your financial and emotional footing at bay.

5. Eat healthily-

A healthy diet will have your body working at an optimal level. Successful people make the effort to give their body the essential nutrients that it needs to function efficiently.

7. Keep a success journal-

A success journal is a great way to record your daily successes and shortcomings. It will keep you focused and accountable and will eventually help you to create more positive outcomes in your daily life.

8. Set clear goals-

It is almost impossible for anyone to be successful without first defining their goals and vision. The road to success is not easy and successful people understand this, as a result, the importance of setting goals cannot be overemphasized. You must have a why, whether it is financial, emotional, physical or spiritual.

9. Delay instant gratification-

A prominent habit among successful people is their ability to delay instant gratification. What does this mean? They set goals for themselves and think about the future. More importantly, they use their money to make more money before deciding to spend it on clothing, trips or immediate pleasurable experiences.

10. Meditate-

Success requires that you are well mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Meditation takes care of more than two of those aspects in a significant way. Whenever you meditate, your mind frees up, and your entire body relaxes. Meditation is a powerful tool used by successful people to realign themselves with their goals.

Keep these tips in mind and apply them to your life. Remember that success demands that you work hard and dedicate yourself to the process. So set your goals and do what is necessary to achieve them. Let me know your thoughts on these habits!

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"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."

-John D. Rockefeller

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