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11 habits that breed success


Success doesn’t come easy, no matter what your career path is. It does, however, come after a lot of hard work and dedication. Additionally, finding the success you want also comes from having the right habits.

Finding the right actions and repeating them until they become second nature is an essential part of success. This is because they can keep you going in times of doubt and when you feel like giving up.

Habits don’t come easy and often take time to really set in. But, with a bit of hard work and frequent self-reminding, you can get them into your everyday routine and then you will be on your way to success.

1. Be motivated

No one becomes successful if they have to be nagged to get off the couch and do something. Instead, successful people all have the drive to motivate themselves. By motivating yourself to work hard and find the success you want, you develop and reinforce a great work ethic and productivity.

Additionally, successful people are also motivated by others to constantly improve themselves and their work. By having equally hard working and talented people around us, we not only strive to do better work, we also strive to think more creatively and innovatively and to create the best work we can.

2. Resilience

Even if something doesn’t go as planned, it’s alright. Not everything does — or has to. This is because, even with our best laid plans, something will always come up and change things. And sometimes it can be for the better.

There is no reason to let the bad stuff get you down. You just have to remember to get back up, dust yourself off and get going again.

3. Push beyond your comfort zone

While there is nothing wrong with having a comfort zone, one of the last things you’ll want to do is get too settled in it. Without pushing past it, you won’t get anywhere or create anything new and innovative.

Additionally, if you don’t push past your comfort zone and aim that little bit higher, you won’t know how far you can reach or what you’ll be able to achieve. So don’t be scared to dream a little bigger and brighter. You never know where you’ll end up.

4. Know what you want, but continue to learn

Knowing what you want to achieve is great because that means you have a clear focus and goal in mind.

But this doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. This is because, while you can learn everything you can on a topic, new information always presents itself, which can change the field you work in or the way you think.

Focus on your goal and don’t lose sight of what you are trying to achieve. You know it is important. You just have to show others how important it is.

They also don’t stop learning because no one ever does after their formal education ends. It’s a continual process.

5. Don’t play the blame game

Blaming others when things go wrong might help you avoid the problem but prevents you from taking responsibility for your actions.

Blaming others when things go wrong is also a great way to lose the respect and trust of your co-workers.

Having moments where things don’t go as planned can actually be a good thing to happen because it can teach you that, as much as we want things to go our way, they won’t always. And that’s alright.

6. Get in a routine

While life can be unpredictable, having a routine never hurts to help structure your day and week. Having a routine can also help you think clearly and, generally, be a better worker.

Additionally, knowing what you’ll be doing when you first wake, can set you up for a really successful and productive day.

So, no matter what unexpected things happen, never underestimate the value of having a regular routine because it can help you focus and become successful.

7. Always check

Even if you are sure that you’ve completed everything and included every graph, financial report and marketing plan for the next day’s meeting, it never hurts to check it again.

By checking, you will have the certainty that you have not missed or left anything out.

Additionally, you eliminate any anxiety you might have about having missed any major typos or incorrect statistics. So, even if you’re 100% sure everything is right, be a bit like Santa and check everything twice.

8. Set small goals

Setting small goals when completing a work project can be a good way for you to stay focused and prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed by how much work you have to do.

It helps to break the whole project into the smaller, more manageable tasks that will make up the whole project in the end.

That way, everything will be much easier to manage and you won’t feel so overwhelmed by your workload.

9. Force yourself to take one risk a week

Taking risks can be highly beneficial to you, both personally and professionally. By forcing yourself to take at least one risk a week, you will find out what you are willing to do to make an idea or project work by thinking outside of the box.

So, even if the “out of the box thinking” makes you feel nervous, don’t worry. It may just turn out really well for you, the project and eve the company you work for.

10. Add a sense of urgency

By adding a sense of urgency to your day and workload, you set yourself a time frame to complete tasks in without the stress of time running out.

It can also help you work faster and more efficiently because you won’t spend as much time worrying if you made the right decision. Plus, doing this can help you get more things done during the day.

11. Make time for planning

Having a plan for your career, including what you want to achieve and where you want to be after a certain time period, can really help you track progress.

By taking the time to plan your career and write down what you want to achieve, you will be able to see your goals more clearly and be able to move closer to each one over time.

About Rowena Nagy

Rowena Nagy is a Journalist at The Business Woman Media. A graduate in Journalism, Media and Communications, she is passionate about in writing, travel journalism, video journalism and Public Relations.

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